16 Famous Quotes to Celebrate Honesty Day

Published: 20th April 2007
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Famous quotes are a great way to reflect on important topics in a way that is both fun and inspiring. With the 30th of April being Honesty Day, I figured what better time to reflect on famous quotes that deal with honesty and trustworthiness?

Here are 16 famous quotes that hit the nail on the head.

1. "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." ~ Thomas Jefferson

2. "Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself." ~ William Shakespeare

3. "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." ~ Josh Billings

4. "A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth." ~ Aesop

5. "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." ~ Lee Iacocca

6. "I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man." ~ George Washington

7. "It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony in a court of law. Honesty is a vital part of having a good reputation." ~ Jim Rohn

8. "Who lies for you will lie against you." ~ Bosnian Proverb

9. "No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar." ~ Abraham Lincoln

10. "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" ~ Sir Walter Scott

11. "No matter how brilliant a man may be, he will never engender confidence in his subordinates and associates if he lacks simple honesty and moral courage." ~ J. Lawton Collins

12. "There is something wrong in a government where they who do the most have the least. There is something wrong when honesty wears a rag, and rascality a robe; when the loving, the tender, eat a crust, while the infamous sit at banquets." ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

13. "The search for truth implies a duty. One must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true." ~ Albert Einstein

14. "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." ~ Thoreau

15. "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." ~ George Orwell

16. "When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic." ~ Dresden James

Honesty and truth may very well be rare treasures in today's day and age. As these famous quotes clearly indicate, holding on to the truth and clothing ourselves in honesty are the only way we can do our part to repair the portions of this world that lies have begun to eat away at. Honesty Day is a great way to celebrate this virtue.


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