100+ Honesty Quotes To Being True to Yourself and Others

Mayuri Meshram
By Mayuri Meshram  - Editor

Browse over 100 Quotes on Honesty on Life, Love, and Success. We have gathered a selection of inspiring honesty quotes that will encourage you to be truthful and honest in all aspects of your life. These quotes will provide a helpful reminder of the value of honesty and integrity, and will surely inspire you to embrace this goodness in your own life.”.

We all know the famous saying “Honesty is the best policy”. Honesty is one of the major qualities that every human being should have. It is a virtue that is integral to many people’s character and values. Honesty is nothing but being truthful, sincere, and frank. It’s all about telling truth and never hiding anything, being open and sincere about others’ feelings.

Honesty is important to build trust and relationships as a relationship is based on trust, and we can only trust people who are honest with us. Not only in relationships but also honesty is important in professional and business relationships, as it fosters a culture of transparency and respect. The most important quality linked with honesty is loyalty. Being honest means being loyal to your partner, friends, or family.

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For practicing Honesty, it is important to be sincere in one’s thoughts and actions. This means not only being truthful but also avoiding lying or betraying others. It is also important to be open and clear and accept your mistake or have done something wrong.

That being said these quotes about honesty will provide you wisdom, inspiration, and encouragement for being honest and truthful in your life.

Honesty Quotes To Honor Yourself

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

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Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose my honor, I lose myself.

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As you grew, we encouraged you to be open and direct. As you leave, never lose your honesty with those to whom you speak.

A half-truth is a whole lie.

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.

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I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.

True honesty is hard. Throughout my career, I’ve faced moments where I’ve needed to take an honest look at myself and face some very uncomfortable realities. –Les Brown

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There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

The first step is, to be honest, and then to be noble.

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

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Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.  – Warren Buffett

Being honest in your life creates positive energy, stopping all unfairness in life.

It is not the lie that passes through the mind, but the lie that sinks in and settles in it, that does the hurt.

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

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Honesty Quotes

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.

Brutal, inner honesty… The three scariest words on the planet, and yet, at the same time, the very KEY that unlocks all the doors.

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.

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Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

Before you can lie to another, you must first lie to yourself.

And if you learn to have those difficult conversations in a loving, honest, and responsible way, your relationships can become better than you ever thought they could.

Honesty Quotes

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty. – Zig Ziglar

A clear conscience is far more valuable than money.

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

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It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.

Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning.

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.

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The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. – Mary Browne

When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.

Honest people don’t hide their deeds.

Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit a lot of people.

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

Often, too, with children, conformity, rather than honesty, is encouraged. I would like to see children feel free to express their emotions and, as they grow, learn how to control their impulses.

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

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Reconciling honest doubt with deeply held faith is a paradox, something that seems unlikely, if not impossible, but turns out to be true. God makes it true.

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.

The 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.

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You have to be able to understand what your insecurities are if you want to change them. In order to do this, you are going to have to be very honest with yourself.

I admire honesty more than any other trait.

Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.

To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do.

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation!

An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.

Honesty and loyalty are key.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Working through conflict, we maintain and build a strong but flexible, honest but loving connection in our relationship.

Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened.

The establishment of any relationship, both individual and expert, is honesty. – Alexander Mejia

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Where do we get the word honest? If you will study the way this word developed, you will see that it is related to honor. Honor, honesty, and truth are closely related concepts.

Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts. – Maggie

All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not the science of honesty and goodness.

There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.

Being Honest Quotes

Honest differences of view and honest debate are not disunities. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

Honesty is one of the most important parts of any marriage.

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

Healthy relationships of all kinds are usually composed of honesty, trust, and respect.

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

It’s difficult to honest with others when you continue lying to yourself.

Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully.

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.

We have no relationship without honesty.

It still takes a serious commitment and honest effort for your goals to come to fruition.

It helps people to become honest when they are treated as honest.

One honest relationship can be more productive than fistfuls of business cards.

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

Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is, to be honest with ourselves.

When we are committed to honesty, we help reduce the level of misunderstanding, doubt, and fear throughout society.

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

All parents want their children to be honest but often forget to place emphasis on being trustworthy even though this is also a form of honesty.

All I’m ever looking for in my work in general is honesty and truth and people being real to themselves.

Honesty first; then courage; then brains – and all are indispensable.

Honesty is perhaps just as important a factor in one’s communication skills as trust.

Honesty, truth, and decency all link together- by loving all of these, we can improve our families, communities, and our society.

If you tell the truth, you don’t need a long memory.

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.

The establishment of any relationship, both individual and expert is honesty.

Honest hearts produce honest actions.

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

There is nothing that we can’t accomplish in honor, in God’s honor. There is no place we can’t go, no goal we can’t reach – if we keep an honorable attitude.

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

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.

Being an honest person should be simple but being truly honest with others and yourself can be a real challenge at times.

Confidence grows from being honest with myself because I know my strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities and I am realistic and honest about what I can do.

Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, and even humor, work in businesses at all times.

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Relationships feed on credibility, honesty, and consistency.

Sometimes it is more difficult, to be honest with yourself than to try to please other people by saying what they want to hear.

Just like showing trust is essential in a marriage, it is also of vital significance to be completely honest with each other.

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

A leader should maintain a level of honor and honesty that should be valued and maintained by all.

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

To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.

To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.

The responsibility is all yours; no one can stop you from being honest or straightforward.

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling in the world is done by children.

People have an innate sense of honesty and realness. It’s not up to you to put on a show or to impress anyone. Your job is to express who you are.

Honesty is only an illusion to those who seek their own selfish needs.

Making your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

The truth needs so little rehearsal.

It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood. – Danish

You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point to it too.

Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance.

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