Quotations About / On: HONESTY
Honesty is the key about life.
Honesty in politics is like virginity in prostitution
Trust is earned, honesty is what you are paid with
The beauty of business is that we do it with honesty
(Ethics of business)
I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
(Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Undecimus Scott, The Three Clerks, vol. 3, ch. xxiv, London, Bentley (1858).)
Party honesty is party duty, and party courage is party expediency.
(Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Horace Samuel Merrill, Bourbon Leader: Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party, ch. 7 (1957).)
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
(Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Selected Poems: In Five Sets, preface (1975).)
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
(John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Time and Tide, letter 8 (1867).)
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
(Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet. "My Heart Laid Bare," sct. 97, Intimate Journals (1887), trans. by Christopher Isherwood (1930), rev. by Don Bachardy (1989).)
Let a human being throw the energies of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.
(Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), U.S. journalist. A Preface to Politics, ch. 3 (1914).)