Honesty Proverbs

By | August 31, 2016

Sayings about Honesty

He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief. ~ Jewish Proverbs

An honest man is the noblest work of God. ~ Traditional Proverb

Honesty is like an icicle–if once it melts that is the end of it. ~ American Proverbs

If you really want honesty, then don’t ask questions you don’t really want the answer to. ~ Burmese Proverb

In the absence of honest men, they made my father mayor. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Act honestly, and answer boldly. ~ Danish Proverbs

An honest man is not the worse because a dog barks at him. ~ Danish Proverb

A nod of an honest man is enough. ~ English Proverbs

I know they are all honest men, but my cloak is nowhere to be found. ~ Spanish Proverb

When thieves fall out, honest men get their goods back. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Faith and dishonesty are other words for uselessness. ~ Chinese Proverb

Stupidity begins with honesty. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A lock is meant only for honest men. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Don’t measure your neighbor’s honesty by your own. ~ American Proverb

Don’t call a man honest just because he never had the chance to steal. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Do not trust a person who claims to be honest, and never trust exaggerated friendliness. ~ Chinese Proverb

Slander cannot destroy an honest man: when the flood recedes the rock is there. ~ Chinese Proverb

Whenever there is profit to be made then think of honesty. ~ Chinese Proverb

God lives in an honest heart. ~ Japanese Proverb

An honest man’s word is as good as the king’s. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Locks keep out only the honest. ~ Jewish Proverb

The thief who has no opportunity to steal thinks he is an honest man. ~ Hebrew Proverb

You are not being honest if you burn your tongue and don’t tell everyone else that the soup is hot. ~ Serbian Proverb

Nothing resembles an honest man more than a cheat. ~ French Proverb

The poorhouse is filled with honest people. ~ Italian Proverbs

Better an honest slap in the face than an insincere kiss. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Honesty is the poor man’s pork and the rich man’s pudding. ~ English Proverb

A clean mouth and an honest hand will take a man through any land. ~ German Proverbs

The thief who isn’t caught is an honest salesman. ~ Romanian Proverbs

A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue. ~ Scottish Proverbs

An honest man’s word is his bond. ~ Dutch Proverb

Beauty without honesty is like a rose without perfume. ~ Danish Proverb

There are such things as false truths and honest lies. ~ Gypsy Proverb

Honest men fear neither the light nor the dark. ~ English Proverb

You can only be honest if you are well fed. ~ Myanmar Proverb

He is not honest who has burned his tongue and does not tell the company the soup is hot. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

Honesty makes you rich, but she works slowly. ~ German Proverb

When it thunders the thief becomes honest. ~ Italian Proverb

Where rich people can make honest money, poor people have to steal. ~ Gypsy Proverb

A dying man discovers the honesty with which he was born. ~ Japanese Proverb

The first step toward greatness is to be honest. ~ Traditional Proverb

When con men meet a legitimately honest man, they are so bewildered that they consider him a greater con man than themselves. ~ Jewish Proverb

An honest man does not make himself a dog for the sake of a bone. ~ Danish Proverb

Saying about Honesty

Quotations about Honesty

I like people to be saints; but I want them to be first and superlatively honest men. ~ Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

No such thing as a man willing to be honest--that would be like a blind man willing to see. ~ F.Scott Fitzgerald

After all, the most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth; for all beauty is truth. ~ Lord Shaftesbury

Dare to be honest and fear no labor. ~ Robert Burns

It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

Honest men are the gentlemen of nature. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

The first step toward greatness is to be honest, says the proverb; but the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. Honesty is not only “the first step toward greatness,”–it is greatness itself. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

No one can earn a million dollars honestly. ~ William Jennings Bryan

Honesty is not only the deepest policy, but the highest wisdom. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Sometimes honesty can be incredibly messy. ~ WM.Paul Young

Honesty is a person’s most valuable asset. His or her good name, good reputation, and good word depend on the individual’s quality of honesty. ~ James H. Merkel & Abdul Wahad Al-Falaij

Be prepared and be honest. ~ John Wooden

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity. ~ Stephen Vincent Benet

Lies get people into trouble, but honesty is its own defense. ~ David Huddleston

I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy. ~ George Washington Quotes

Honesty’s praised, then left to freeze. ~ Juvenal

A day without honesty is like a day without sunshine. ~ James H. Merkel & Abdul Wahad Al-Falau

Honesty doesn’t always pay, but dishonesty always costs. ~ Michael Josephson

An honest man is always a child. ~ Marcus Valerius Martialis

Honesty pays, but it don’t seem to pay enough to suit some people. ~ Frank McKinney

Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. Honesty is hardly ever heard. And mostly what I need from you. ~ Billy Joel

To be honest as this world goes is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

What is becoming is honest, and whatever is honest must always be becoming. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. ~ Sigmund Freud

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. ~ George Washington

How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people. ~ Edward Frederic Benson

Honesty is the best policy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Honesty needs no disguise nor ornament; be plain. ~ Thomas Otway

A man who is as honest as the day is long often needs watching at night. ~ Robert Elliott Gonzales

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other. ~ George MacDonald

An honest heart possesses a kingdom. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. ~ Thomas Carlyle

An honest man’s the noblest work of God. ~ Alexander Pope

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children. ~ Oliver Wendell

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. ~ John Ruskin

The badge of honesty is simplicity. ~ Novalis

An honest man is believed without an oath, for his reputation swears for him. ~ Eliza Cook

The measure of life is not length, but honestie. ~ John Lyly

Honest minds are pleased with honest things. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

An honest man is respected by all parties. ~ William Hazlitt

The honester the man, the worse luck. ~ John Ray

No legacy is so rich as honesty. ~ William Shakespeare

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

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

There’s one way to find out if a man is honest — ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook. ~ Groucho Marx

An honest man’s word is as good as his bond. ~ Cervantes

Honest hearts produce honest actions. ~ Brigham Young

With death comes honesty. ~ Salman Rushdie

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