As honesty is the fundamental building block for trust in relationships, I think you’ll find a review of these honesty quotes and captions worthwhile.
Best Honesty Quotes
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Truth builds trust.
If you’re not honest with the world, you can’t really be honest with yourself.
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.
Good Sayings on Being Honest
These inspirational honesty quotes tell it like it is.
Life comes down to honesty and doing what’s right. That’s what’s most important.
We have a set of core values. Honesty, respect.
Every time somebody speaks of my honesty, there is someone who quivers inside me.
I strive for honesty because I think that’s where the funniest stuff comes from.
Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.
Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
The honest man falls prey to guilt and conscience far more often than the dishonest one even when he has acted honorably.
Honesty is the cornerstone of character. The honest man or woman seeks not merely to avoid criminal or illegal acts but to be scrupulously fair, upright, fearless in both action and expression.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Humorous honesty quotes make the medicine easier to swallow.
People are like music, some speak the truth, and others are just noise.
Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
H. L. Mencken
If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny, or they’ll kill you.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. Thomas Carlyle
There is one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is crooked.
Short Quotations on Honesty
Our short honesty quotes get right to the point.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Honesty is the best policy.
I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
Harvey S. Firestone
Honesty is something you can’t wear out.
Loyalty and honesty, those are important.
An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.
Honesty and loyalty are key.
I admire honesty more than any other trait.
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
George R.R. Martin
Aim not at being clever but at being true.
It is a fine thing, to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.
Don’t ever regret being honest. Period.
It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.
Anything is better than lies and deceit!
Truth Be Told
Check out the famous honesty quotes in this bunch.
You should not honor men more than the truth.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Real honesty is a responsibility to the present moment.
When you are truly honest with yourself, some people won’t like you.
Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.
To believe in something and not to live it is dishonest.
When truth is divided, errors multiply.
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
Honesty quotes present many perspectives. Check these out.
When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.
Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.
If an offense comes out of the truth, better is it that the offense comes than that the truth be concealed.
Leading your life honestly and truthfully will create trust and friendship.
14th Dalai Lama
Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.
People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense.
The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest, and truthful.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
If you want to get free, you have to first get honest.
Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?
You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.
Your feelings wouldn’t get hurt if you were honest with yourself.
When a man is penalized for honesty, he learns to lie.
People are just looking for honesty and authenticity more than anything.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
There is always a way, to be honest without being brutal.
Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.
One word of truth outweighs the world.
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.
Be honest about where you are at so that you can get to where you want to be.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
James E. Faust
It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Living with integrity means: Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.
Barbara De Angelis
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.
St. Catherine of Siena
I would rather be damned by my honesty than caged by my lies.
Honesty is not only the first step toward greatness; it is greatness itself.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Honesty and openness are always the foundation of insightful dialogue.
Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
If, in day-to-day life, you lead a good life, honestly, with love, compassion, and less selfishness, then automatically, you will find peace.
14th Dalai Lama
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Art is to beauty what honor is to honesty.
I stand by the principle of honesty, fair play, and trustworthiness.
T. S. Kalyanaraman
All I’m ever looking for in my work, in general, is honesty and truth and people being real to themselves.
O Tillett Wright
If you tell the truth, you don’t need a long memory.
Be True Thoughts
It is always helpful to remain honest and truthful in the face of difficulty.
14th Dalai Lama
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to.
Honesty first, then courage; then brains – and all are indispensable.
Honesty does not always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it.
The life of an honest man must be a perpetual infidelity.
The good I stand on is my truth and honesty.
An honest man is respected by all parties.
There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.
My strength would be my honesty and my passion towards my work.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Telling the Truth
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
Good music is timeless, and if you create with that honesty, it will last.
I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.
Boastfulness and excessive pride do not equate at all with humility and honesty, credibility and integrity.
Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and to incur my own abhorrence.
Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them.
Honesty and integrity are an important part of our character, my character.
Achievements on the golf course are not what matters; decency and honesty are what matter.
The line between honesty and dishonesty is a narrow, shifting one and usually lets those who are the most subtle and already have more than they can use get by.
When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.
Richard J. Needham
Honesty Captions for Instagram
- I’d rather be honest than impressive.
- Being honest never hurts anyone.
- I’m not interested in nice; I’m interested in honesty.
- Always maintain your honesty because your honesty is not your compulsion.
- You can’t lie to your soul.
- Truth fears no questions.
- Be honest rather than clever.
- If you want to be trusted, be honest.
- Be true to your work and to your word.
- Don’t expect loyalty when you can’t provide honesty.
- Honesty and loyalty mean everything to me.
- I can handle the truth, but not the lies.
- Fed up with getting lied to every day.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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