Quotes Blog #4: Honesty

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Students from the American University in Dubai put together a series of original quotes and thoughts on the Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity. The quotes were compiled and edited by Jeanette Teh, Assistant Professor of the School of Business Administration, Tiara Willis, and Omar Abdel Raouf Maassrani. Quotes on Honesty 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

I am a big believer in the ‘mirror test.’ All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you’ve done your best.
— John McKay

Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.
— F. M. Hubbard

Honesty is the first chapter in the Book of wisdom. Let it be our endeavor to merit the character of a just nation.
— Thomas Jefferson

Be Silly. Be honest. Be kind.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
— Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

One word of truth outweighs the whole world.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn

One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
— African Proverb

Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies.
— Mark Twain

The Truth requires action.
— Mason Weaver

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
— Merry Browne

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
–Mark Twain

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.
— Aristotle

It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen. 
— Homer Simpson

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. 
— Mark Twain

Always tell the truth. If you can’t always tell the truth, don’t lie. 
— Author Unknown

I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won’t. 
— Mark Twain

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