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A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue.

Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty.
Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten.
To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want.
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
You've got to be honest; if you can fake that, you've got it made.
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Do not do what you would undo if caught.
Be prepared and be honest.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Honesty shines like a light through your eyes.
Honesty is a question of right or wrong, not a matter of policy.
An honest man is the best thing on the sod; but a mother and her babe is the noblest work of God.
There is no right way to do something wrong.
On this mounting the scaffold to be beheaded: I pray you Master Lieutenant, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself. To the executioner: Pick up thy spirits, Man, and be not afraid to do thy office; my neck is very short; take heed, therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thy honesty.
Look a man in the eye and say what you really think, don't just smile at him and say what you're supposed to think.
If you follow only one rule, let it be this one: Be yourself. The really strong boy-girl relationships are based on what people really are, not on what they pretend to be.
Oh for someone with a heart, head and hand. Whatever they call them, what do I care, aristocrat, democrat, autocrat, just be it one that can rule and dare not lie.
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.
I grew up in New York, and I have that in me, that be-honest-at-all-costs, don't b.s. me attitude. I say, If you've got something to say about me, say it to my face. And then we'll either talk about it or fight about it.
No one is wise or safe, but they that are honest.
Nothing resembles an honest man more than a cheat.
The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.
When we are not honest, we are cut off from a significant resource of ourselves, a vital dimension that is necessary for unity and wholeness.
No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living, but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged.
If honesty did not exist, we ought to invent it as the best means of getting rich.
Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does.
If we put the emphasis upon the right things, if we live the life that is worth while and then fail, we will survive all disasters, we will out-live all misfortune. We should be so well balanced and symmetrical, that nothing which could ever happen could throw us off our center, so that no matter what misfortune should overtake us, there would still be a whole magnificent man or woman left after being stripped of everything else.
Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?

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