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45 Most Famous Honesty Quotes

Damien Thomas



Honesty Quotes

I want to share with you some of the most famous and powerful Honesty Quotes.

We are all told from an early age the importance of honesty, integrity and being truthful. Honesty has been defined as the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.

We all appreciate when people are honest and are truthful to us. It is also really important that we are honest and truthful with ourselves.

I have collected some of the most famous honesty quotes that will remind you why honesty really is the best policy and the importance of being honest with yourself and the people around you.


Honesty Quotes

1. “Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.” ― Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett Honesty Quote


2. “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” – Henry David Thoreau


Be true to your word Quote


3. The first step towards greatness is to be honest. – Proverb


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4. “Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.” ― Stephen Covey


Stephen Covey Honesty Quote


5. “Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.” ― Steven Aitchison


Famous Honesty Quotes


6. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” ― Sigmund Freud


Being Honest With Yourself Quote


7. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde


Honesty Quote by Oscar Wilde


8. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.” ― Zig Ziglar


Zig Ziglar Honesty Quote


9. “Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” ― Walter Anderson


Quote on trust and honesty


Quotes About Honesty

10. “To live a life of honesty and integrity is a responsibility of every decent person.” ― Noam Chomsky


Noam Chomsky Quote About Honesty


11. Respect is earned, honesty is appreciated, love is gained and loyalty is returned.


Famous Honesty Quotes


12. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” ― Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho Quote


13. “Honesty is the best policy.” ― Benjamin Franklin


Honesty is the best policy Quote


14. “The real source of inner joy is to remain truthful and honest.” ― Dalai Lama


Quote about Honesty


15. “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” Brené Brown


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


Quote About Honesty


17. Honesty is one of the highest forms of respect.


Honesty and Respect Quote


18. “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon


Honesty Quotes


19. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ― Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson Honesty Quote


Honesty And Trust Quotes

20. The best thing about telling the truth is, you don’t have to remember what you said!


Trust Honesty Quote


21. “To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do.” ― Bruce Lee


Bruce Lee quote about expressing yourself Honestly


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


Honesty and Trust Quote


23. “No legacy is as rich as honesty.” ― William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare honesty Quote


24. “Honesty is telling the truth to ourselves and others. Integrity is living that truth.” ― Kenneth H. Blanchard


Honesty And Trust Quote


25. Honesty saves everyone’s time.


Inspirational Honesty Quote


26. “If you want to get free, you have to first get honest.” ― Joyce Meyer


Honesty Quotes


27. “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” ― James E. Faust


James E. Faust Honesty Quote


28. “If you are honest with yourself, your life will be so much more pleasant.” ― Jessica Zafra


Honesty and Integrity Quote


29. “Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ― Buddha


Buddha Quote About Truth


Quotes About Honesty And Trust

30. “Honesty is something you can’t wear out.” ― Waylon Jennings


Best Honesty Quotes


31. Speak with honesty. Think with sincerity. Act with integrity.


Speak with honesty Quote


32. “We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett


33. “The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.” ― John Lyly


Honesty Quotes


34. “Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.” ― Tabatha Coffey


35. “I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to.” ― Daniel Radcliffe


Daniel Radcliffe Honesty Quote


36. “Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.” ― Mary Kay Ash


37. Honesty is the foundation of any successful and meaningful life.


Honesty Quote For Life


38. Honesty is the best way to build trust and respect in any relationship.


Quotes about honesty and trust in a relationship


39. Stop expecting loyalty from people who can’t even give you honesty.


Honesty Quotes


Being Honest Quotes

40. “Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.” ― Fred Rogers


Fred Rogers: Being Honest Quote


41. The truth is not just what you say, but also what you do.


Being Truthful Quote


42. If you want to be trusted, be honest.


Honesty Quotes


43. “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.” – James Altucher


James Altucher Honesty Quote


44. “When you walk a life of honesty, you live a life of truth.” ― Therese Benedict


Therese Benedict Honesty Quote


45. “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” ― Spencer Johnson


Integrity and honesty quote


I really hope that you enjoyed this wonderful collection of Honesty Quotes.

Being honest is an important virtue to have for both our personal and professional lives. Honesty helps to build trust, strengthens relationships and establishes our integrity.

The Honesty Quotes above highlight the importance of being honest in every aspect our of life, and how being honest can shape our character and improve the relationships that we have with the people around us.

I hope that you will take inspiration from these honesty quotes and always strive to be always truthful and honest to yourself and others around you.