27+ Quotes about Honesty and Truth Seeking

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Quotes About Honesty and Truth Seeking

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

Every lie is two lies, the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it.
Robert Brault

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Mahatma Gandhi

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.
Victor Hugo

Falsehood is never in words; it is in things.
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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

When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

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

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

It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Honest people don't hide their deeds.
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

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

You can't lie to your soul.
Irvine Welsh, Porno

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
Rainer Maria Rilke

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

You should not honor men more than truth.

The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Norman Vincent Peale

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.
Jane Austen, Emma

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James

Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

Don’t spoil me with your lies, love me with your truth.
T.F. Hodge

The truth needs so little rehearsal.
Barbara Kingsolver

Don't change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you're wrong.
Criss Jami

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