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24 Motivational Quotes on Honesty

Honest is always the best policy. Or so they say!

How do you feel about honesty? How important is honesty to you? To be honest, and do you believe honesty is always the best policy?

Think about these things as you read these twenty-four quotes on honesty!

24 Honesty Quotes

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
– Thomas Jefferson

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
– Spencer Johnson

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.
– William Shakespeare

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
– James E Faus

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
– William Shakespeare

Honest people don’t hide their deeds.
– Emily Brontë

When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.
– Khaled Hosseini

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.
– Warren Buffett

Be honest in your life. It creates positive energy.
– Fathima Bibi Joosab

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.
– John Lennon

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.
– Zig Ziglar

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
– Mother Teresa

No matter what you do, stand up for who you are and be honest.
– Bryant McGill

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.
– Joseph Sugarman

Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.
– Steven Aitchison

Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
– Friedrich Schiller

Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.
-Vernon Howard

The first step is to be honest, and then to be noble.
– Winston Churchill

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.
– William Faulkner

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.
– Nelson Mandela

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
– Albert Einstein

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
– Charles Dickens

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 pays dividends both in dollars and in peace of mind.
– B.C. Forbes

Honesty is perhaps just as important a factor in one’s communication skills as trust.
– Ross Elkins

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