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It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Honesty is the best policy.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. [Leviticus 19:11]
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
Honesty is the best policy -- when there is money in it.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked.
When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to achieve or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.
Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.
Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
Prefer a loss to dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
They're only truly great who are truly good.
You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else.
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.
How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
You can't make wrong work.
Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is doing a public service.
Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.