15 Quotes Regarding Honesty


I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Samuel Butler

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Samuel Butler

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butler

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Lord Byron

All truth is not to be told at all times.
Thomas Fuller

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.
Homer

I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him; you have no business with consequences you are to tell the truth.
Samuel Johnson

An honest man is always a child.
Martial

I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
Michel De Montaigne

'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
Alexander Pope

To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Socrates

A lie never lives to be old.
Sophocles

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

When in doubt tell the truth.
Mark Twain

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