40 Best Quotes About Honesty To Build Trust

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Get here the list of some best inspirational quotes about honesty that will motivate you to become an honest person.

Best Quotes About Honesty

1. “Do Not Lie to Yourself. We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett

2. “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” ― Thomas Jefferson

3. “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

4. “Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.” ― Warren Buffett

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5. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” ― William Shakespeare

6. “Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.” ― Mark Twain

7. “Truth builds trust.” ― Marilyn Suttle

8. “Confidence in others’ honesty is no light testimony of one’s own integrity.” ― michel de montaigne

9. “Never separate the life you lead from the words you speak.” ― Paul Wellstone

10. “The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

11. “The truth needs so little rehearsal.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

12. “Too much honesty makes you sound insincere.” ― Patrick Rothfuss

13. “Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don’t have brains enough, to be honest.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Famous Honesty Quotes

14. “Honesty is always the best policy, even when it’s not the trend.” ― Sean Covey

15. “Honesty is always good, except when it’s better to lie. ” ― James Patterson

16. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

17. “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” ― Jess C. Scott

18. “You can’t lie to your soul.” ― Irvine Welsh

19. “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best, to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures, and have courage when things go wrong.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder

20. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” ― Paulo Coelho

21. “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ― Franz Kafka

22. “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ― Virginia Woolf

23. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” ― Albert Einstein

24. “Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…” ― Leo Tolstoy

25. “Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

26. “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

27. “True honesty is what you are willing to admit to yourself without judgment!” ― Pollyanna Darling

Inspirational Honesty Quotes

28. “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” ― Abraham Lincoln

29. “Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.” ― Criss Jami

30. “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.” ― Emily Brontë

31. “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” ― Spencer Johnson

32. “Teach honesty by all means – you do know what it is, don’t you?” ― Idries Shah

33. “Love is honesty. Love is mutual respect for one another.” ― Simone Elkeles

34. “It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.” ― Victor Hugo

35. “Once you’ve seen how broken someone is it’s like seeing them naked—you can’t look at them the same anymore.” ― Angie Thomas

36. “The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton

37. “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” ― James E. Faust

38. “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

39. “To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it.” ― Leo Tolstoy

40. “Men will not accept the truth at the hands of their enemies, and the truth is seldom offered to them by their friends” ― Alexis de Tocqueville