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Honesty

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
(Chilon, Greek philosopher, 6th century B.C.)
 
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
(John Ruskin, English writer, painter and philosopher, 1819-1900)
 
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrott to the town gossip.
(Will Rogers, American actor, 1879-1935)
 
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer,
and then itself marches upon neighbouring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills ?
(Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese mystic, poet and painter, 1883-1931)
 
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
(Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the USA, 1743-1826)
 
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be,
because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you ?
(Fanny Brice, American actress and singer, 1891-1951)
 
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
(Charles Haddon Spurgeon, English author and Baptist preacher, 1834-1892)
 
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
(Arthur Calwell, Australian politician, 1896-1973)
 
Honesty is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return and we will drown.
(Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet, 1636-1711)
 
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
 
Our lives improve only whan we take chances;
And the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
(Walter Anderson, American painter and sculptor, 1903-1965)