Honesty is the most courageous of virtues.
In this world obscured with deceit, it takes a man of true courage to stay honest and true to his morals. Sadly, honesty is becoming rarer because people choose to be accepted rather than be true to themselves.
Have a look at these honesty quotes which can help inspire honesty within your heart:
It takes courage to remain honest in this world driven by earthly lies.
The foundation of love is trust. Without honesty, confidence will crumble before your feet. Therefore, without honesty, there will be no love.
Honesty is the seed from which wisdom blossoms.
Swallowing the bitter truth is integrity. The guts to tell the harsh reality to other people is honesty.
Do you want to know if someone is lying? The eyes will tell you all the truth you’ll ever need.
In this world full of deception, remember to hold on to your integrity. It’s the only thing that will keep your honour intact.
The best people you’ll ever meet are those brave enough to tell you the ugly truth.
Should I apologize for telling you the truth full of sharp and wicked thorns? Do I need to seek forgiveness for opening my eyes to the cruelness of reality? Do I need to say sorry for hurting you because I love you enough to tell you the truth?
Integrity stems from an honest and bold heart.
A noble child of God is honest, kind and gentle.
If you don’t want the truth, never dare to seek answers to your questions.
No matter how much it brings pain to your heart, an honest answer is a sign of a real, genuine, and irreplaceable friendship.
The first and most precious lesson you can impart to your children is honesty.
Don’t worry too much about what people think about you. What matters most is you are honest with yourself. That is the best reward you can ever give yourself.
Look him in the eye and tell him what you think, what you feel. Spare yourself of hiding behind your fear.
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Please think twice when you are about to do something that will compromise your honesty and hurt other people. Once the damage is done, you can never repair what was already broken.
Dare yourself to be honest with your every action and every word. Do not fear the judgement of others, for they do not hold your integrity in their hands.
Pardon me for sometimes choosing the road of dishonesty. It is only for this reason that I want to spare you from pain.
Sometimes, to shy away from honesty is to save yourself from being locked up in jail.
It is all about black and white, right and wrong; there is no room for dishonesty in business.
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An honest demeanour will drive you towards good things and success, while dishonesty will pull you away from it.
A picture painted with the oils of deceit will never be a beautiful picture.
You cannot force a person to be honest – it’s like a deaf willing to hear.
Honesty is one of the traits you can never fake. It’s like attempting to weave gold from the dirt.
Words uttered from the heart are words that strike the strings of the soul.
If you want to be persuasive, you have to start from within yourself. You cannot build the bricks of credibility without the cement of honesty.
Be true to love, to your work, to God and above all, to yourself.
Honest people are not afraid of speaking about their mistakes, their failures and their vulnerability. They do not hide behind the flowery lies and the walls of deceit.
Children are little people bursting with honesty until they open the gates to the real world.
I don’t have the time and energy to put on a mask every single day. I’d instead show the world the real me – raw and human. I don’t want to be living behind a lie.
Honesty does not need any ornaments or added ensembles. Honesty is beauty and elegance in itself.
A man who owns too many masks in his closet will forget that he does not need one.
Being honest will give you many perks in life. If you tell people what you want, they will help you get what you are aiming for most of the time.
Honesty should be a big part of your daily exercise.
Truth is dangerous, a sharp sword when told.
You don’t have to remember anything else when the truth is the only thing that falls from your mouth.
A person who can lie for you will, at one point, will lie against you.
A deceptive man will never reach the roads of victory.
In this world full of deceit and lies, you owe it to yourself to remain honest and steadfast.
If you want to be different, then be an honest man.
In a world full of betrayal, fraud and deception, a truthful man is a gift, a rare treasure to humanity.
A lie has a domino effect – once it leaves your lips, not only is it polluting your heart, you are also corrupting the other person’s truth.
Honesty is a business’s most valuable asset, while dishonesty is a business’ greatest downfall and liability.
A lie is composed of other two lies – the one we made others believe and the other we tell ourselves to validate it.
A lie, no matter what colour – white, black, red, blue – will remain a lie.
The most dangerous of lies are the ones in which the edge’s of truth are moderately bent.
Lies will throw you into deep waters, while honesty will save you from drowning.
Dishonesty will lead you to prison, while honesty will be your greatest and most skilled defence attorney.
Honesty is saving yourself from your demise.
Lies may get you ahead of the game, but they will never lead you on the right path.
The greatest fall of a man is to trip from his ragged hole of dishonesty.
Honesty makes you already richer than any man who possesses all the gold in the world, and yet, sadly, the world fails to see its value.
A lie may take you as far as the edge of the cliff, but the truth will take you to a place where you truly belong.
You cannot call it a truth when it has been stretched and dusted with little untruths.
Honesty is a force, a kind of strength only the bravest can hold on to until their last living breath.
Have you ever wondered why a lot of people admired Ned Stark? It’s because he is the only man who remained untainted with the deceit crawling around him in the book. He held on steadfast to the truth in the face of looming death.
I treasure and hold on tight to the truth, for it is the rarest gift I possess.
A lie may save you from the troubles of the present, but it will never lead you to a painless future.
A past written with lies is like a looming shadow. It will haunt your dreams and your every waking moment. It holds you back from living in the present and enjoying what the future has to offer.
Somehow, every person who treads the world has a lie or two tattooed under their skin.
The fear of judgement from others drives Lies, whilst honesty is braving those judgements and walking confidently in the path of your truth.
Fact: once you tell a lie, you will have to stay truthful to that deceit for the rest of your life.
No lie remains undiscovered. It’s like a rotten piece of flesh; eventually, the putrid smell will lead you to the ugly truth.
Honesty is a piece of me, regardless of the harsh judgement from the evil eyes of others; I know I have nothing to hide.
Lies only feed and nurture the tree of lies growing and twisting inside your throat.
The truth needs no hiding.
Standing between the borders of honesty and dishonesty is a dangerous game. You can never choose to stand in between. Eventually, one way or another, you will have to choose which path to take: is it the one which will leave you sleepless at night, recounting all the tales you’ve weaved from deceit? Or is it the one where you can push your worries aside and fall asleep in peace, knowing you’ve got nothing to hide from?
Most of the truths in this world came from the mouths of children.
If you want the unadulterated truth, try asking a child.
When you tell someone a lie, you are depriving him of his truth.
Honesty will always be the greatest measure of freedom and absolution.
I’d rather face the bitter and bloody truth than live in the paradise of lies and deceit forever.
The land of truth is not a world filled with flattering and blinding colours but that of black and white – you get it as it is; you cannot turn your head away from it, no matter how dreadful and painful it is.
I’d rather walk the road of truth filled with thorns than walk the land of deceit full of poisonous flowers and tainted lakes and will eventually lead me face-to-face with my beast fed with lies.
Like all the things with value, truth is often forged, bent and shammed.
The actual class comes with choosing the truth all the time, no matter how hard it is.
Honesty is looking at the mirror, and you see nothing but your light, your truth.
When a man lies, he is killing some good left in the world.
Honesty costs nothing but dishonesty can cause you all you’ve ever worked for.
A man who knows how to be honest without being brutal is a rare kind of person.
Dishonesty is a scissor that cuts the strings of friendship.
Candour is the blanket I wrap around myself when faced with the cold grip of blooming lies.
Dear friend, please spare me from the disillusion of lies and tell me the cold and bitter truth.
Quotes about honesty in relationships
Honesty is the straightest line to authenticity.
Honesty raises consciousness.
Honesty gets to the heart of the matter.
Living a simple life allows you to live in the moment.
Honesty is authenticity.
There is no replacement for honesty.
Honesty is respect.
Honesty can be harsh, but masking truths is harsher.
Living a life of honesty is one of the most virtuous things a person can do.
It is hard to live in honesty, but the rewards far outweigh the sacrifice.
Honesty is not only the best policy; it’s the best insurance.
Honesty is the greatest thing to ever happen to humanity.
Honesty is a candle in a dark room.
Honesty is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Integrity and honesty are not glamorous, but their rewards last a lifetime.
It isn’t easy to live in honesty, which is why so few people do it.
Living both authentically and honesty is a challenge worth taking on.
Without honesty, there is no will to act.
Honesty is the shortest path to the real you.
Honesty and authenticity are in short supply, which is all the more reason to embrace them.
Honesty is simple, but all the best things in life generally are.
To live honestly is to live reflectively.
Honesty will lift your conscience to a higher place.
Living a real-life gives you the will to act.
Without honesty, there is only paralysis.
It is essential to living an authentic life; it is one of the underappreciated joys in this world.
Living in real life gives a deep sense of peace.
Honesty is the closest thing to good karma.
It is hard to live a life of honesty, but it is harder to live without it.
To live without honesty is to live a lie.
Honesty is brutal, but so is anything worthwhile.