Honesty refers to the quality of being truthful, sincere or frank.

I believe honesty is the best policy and suggest that people should always be honest in their dealings with others. The importance of honesty can never be overemphasized, and people can easily trust you because of your sincerity and honesty.

Even when it appears to be extremely difficult to say the truth, this collation of honesty quotes will inspire you to embrace the value of truth.

Whether you are searching for work honesty quotes or quotes about honesty in relationships, you will find the following honesty sayings intriguing.

Quotes about honesty

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  1. “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon
  2. “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.” – James Altucher
  3. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson
  4. “Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.” – Vernon Howard
  5. “All I’m ever looking for in my work in general is honesty and truth and people being real to themselves. – O Tillett Wright
  6. “Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said. – Mark Twain
  7. “An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.” – Mark Twain
  8. “An honest man is believed without an oath, for his reputation swears for him. – Eliza Cook
  9. “An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.” ―  Anonymous
  10. “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
  11. “Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others. If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give.” ―  Anonymous

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  1. “Be honest in your life it creates positive energy.” ―  Fathima Bibi Joosab
  2. “Be honest with the people who love you. They deserve your honesty.” ―  Anonymous
  3. “Be honest with yourself and never settle for a life that is not true to who you are.” ―  ATGW
  4. “Be honest, brutally honest.” ―  Lauryn Hill
  5. “Be honest, for God is the helper of honest people. Avoid telling lies since it will ruin your faith. Know that honest people are on the verge of nobility and honor, while liars are on the verge of collapse and destruction.” ―  Imam Ali RA
  6. “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Thoreau
  7. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
  8. “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” ―  John Lennon
  9. “Brutal, inner honesty… The three scariest words on the planet, and yet, at the same time, the very KEY that unlocks all the doors.” – Ken Dahl
  10. “Don’t ever regret being honest. Period.” – Taylor Swift
  11. “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
  12. “Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.-Maggie” ― Sarah Dessen

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  1. “Honest hearts produce honest actions.” – Brigham Young
  2. “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.” ― Emily Brontë
  3. “Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.” – Kent M. Keith
  4. “Honesty and loyalty are key.” ―  Taylor Lautner
  5.  “Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” – Mother Teresa
  6.  “Honesty doesn’t always pay, but dishonesty always costs. ~Michael Josephson
  7. “Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.” ―  Steven Aitchison
  8.  “Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.” ― Warren Buffett
  9.  “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” ―  James E. Faust
  10.  “Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. – Joseph B. Wirthlin
  11. “Honesty is the best policy.” ―  Benjamin Franklin
  12.  “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.” ―  James Altucher
  1. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ―  Thomas Jefferson
  2.  “Honesty prospers in every condition of life.” ―  Friedrich Schiller
  3.  “Honesty saves everyone’s time.” ―  Anonymous
  4. “I admire honesty more than any other trait.”  – Jerry Reinsdorf
  5.  “I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business. – Harvey S. Firestone
  6. “I’d never managed anyone before, so I don’t have a lot of experience. But I’m lucky – I have a lot of team members who have a really honest relationship with me. – Ben Silbermann
  7. “I’m not rude, I’m honest.” ―  Anonymous
  8. “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ― Virginia Woolf
  9. “If you tell the truth, you don’t need a long memory. – Jesse Ventura
  10. “If you’re not honest with yourself, how can you be truly honest with anyone else?” – Paul Williams
  11. “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” ― Spencer Johnson
  12. “It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood. – Danish
  13. “It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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  1. “It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.” ― Rick Riordan
  2. “It’s difficult to honest with others when you continue lying to yourself.”― Carlos Wallace
  3. “It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” ― Noël Coward
  4. “Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.” ―  Vernon Howard
  5. “Leadership is intelligence, honesty, and doing the right thing.” ―  Julie Zeilinger
  6. “Living with integrity means: Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.” – Barbara De Angelis
  7.  “Make yourself an honest man.” ―  Thomas Carlyle
  8. “My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been throughout my life.” ―  Kate Middleton
  9. “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
  10.  “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” ―  William Shakespeare
  11. “No matter what you do, stand up for who you are and be honest.” ―  Bryant McGill
  12. “One honest relationship can be more productive than fistfuls of business cards. – Susan Cain
  13. “Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.― Walter Anderson
  14. “Pay what you owe and what you’re worth you’ll know.” – Benjamin Franklin
  15. “People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense.” ―  Ben Carson
  16.  “Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, and act with integrity.” ―  Anonymous
  17. “The best thing about telling the truth is…you don’t have to remember what you said!” – Unknown
  18. “The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. – Mary Browne
  19. “The first step is to be honest, and then to be noble.” ―  Winston Churchill
  20.  “The first step toward greatness is to be honest.” ―  Proverb
  21.  “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.” ―  Zig Ziglar
  22.  “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  23.  “There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.” – Charles Dickens
  24. “Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance.” ― William Shakespeare
  25. “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.” ― William Shakespeare
  1.  “To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.”― John Ruskin
  2. “To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it.”― Leo Tolstoy
  3. “Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. ~Mark Twain
  4. “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “We have no relationship without honesty. – by Claude”― Emily Giffin
  6. “You can fool people some of the time, but you can’t fool them all of the time.” – Aesop
  7. “You cannot con an honest man.” ― Ally Carter
  8. “You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.” ― Anne Lamott
  9. Honesty is one of the most important parts of any marriage. – Amanda Thompson
  10. 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
  11. Simple honesty of purpose in a man goes a long way in life, if founded on a just estimate of himself and steady obedience to the rule he knows and feels to be right.  – Samuel
  12. The establishment of any relationship, both individual and expert is honesty. – Alexander Mejia

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