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Honesty quotes remind me of every ethical decision I have made in my life so far. It is indeed hard in the real world, to be honest. However, it is more worth it than being dishonest and playing safe. Genuine people are true to themselves and always do what they feel right from the inside. Such people are criticized and not understood by those who feel affected by their honesty. However, honest people are so rich from the inside out that they don’t believe in buying such cheap criticisms. A natural person might not have many friends because they don’t believe in being part of a rat race. However, the few friends they have are the truest. Moreover, an honest person can enjoy being with themselves as well. “Better be alone than in a dishonest company.”

A wise person does not lie and cheat people to escape adversities. An honest person always sticks to the truth and makes the right decision. People of this sort are not afraid of facing any challenge in life. Honesty resides in each one of us. However, many of us suppress it out of fear, greed, jealousy, hatred, etc. Doing so might help you short-term and keep you restless long-term.

On the contrary, an honest person is always self-sufficient to help themselves and lives a good life. To keep honesty alive in us, we need to have a strong belief in ourselves. We must stop comparing one another.

Most of the above, it is of utmost importance to be true to yourself first. There is no use pretending to be what you are not. You are not bound to believe in stereotypes and conjectures. It is okay if someone else doesn’t believe you. However, it is not if you doubt your potential. We all are individuals and are brought up in different environments. Some people already know what they want, while some have to figure it out. “It’s far better finding or creating your path than wasting time following others.” Here, sticking to your honesty in this adventurous and uncertain life journey will help you beat hypocrisy. The key is accepting realities, no matter how difficult they are.

All of us have been provided with our brains and conscience. So, listen to them and don’t get influenced by a hostile environment. However, it doesn’t mean not listening to anyone. We are social animals and learn from one another. There is no harm in following what makes you a better person. It is just about not following that demands, you being dishonest. “Sometimes, it’s better to be bitter and bold than sweet and humble if the truth is at stake. Own and rectify your errors rather than hiding them.” This attitude is one of the secrets to have inner joy and satisfaction in life. Without further ado, I would like to share some of my favorite Honesty Quotes with you all.

Here are 59 of the most inspiring honesty quotes to be the truth itself. I believe these honesty quotes will make you proud of yourself if you have always been faithful to yourself and others and will make you bold enough, to be honest, if you are afraid of being so.

59 Honesty Quotes To Encourage You To Always Do The Right Thing

  1. “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” –John Lennon
  2. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” –Thomas Jefferson
  3. “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” –James E. Faust
  4. “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.” –James Altucher
  5. “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
  6. “Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.” –Warren Buffett
  7. “The real source of inner joy is to remain truthful and honest.” –14th Dalai Lama
  8. “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.” –William Shakespeare
  9. “It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” –Noël Coward
  10. “Be honest in your life it creates positive energy.” –Fathima Bibi Joosab
  11. “Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.” –Paulo Coelho
  12. “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.” –Emily Brontë
  13. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” –William Shakespeare
  14. “Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened.” –Charles Swindoll
  15. “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.” –Josh Billings
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  17. “When you face a choice between being polite and being honest, err on the side of the truth. It’s better to be disliked but respected than to be liked but disrespected. In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere.” –Adam Grant
  18. “No matter what you do, stand up for who you are and be honest.” –Bryant McGill
  19. “Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.” –Mary Kay Ash
  20. “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder
  21. “Honesty plus love will get you through most situations.” –Naval Ravikant
  22. “I admire honesty more than any other trait.” –Jerry Reinsdorf
  23. “Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.” –Steven Aitchison
  24. “It helps people to become honest when they are treated as honest.” –Elijah Mcleon,
  25. “Honesty is perhaps just as important a factor in one’s communication skills as trust.” –Ross Elkins
  26. Be honest, brutally honest.” –Lauryn Hill
  27. “Honesty, like any inclination, can become a ruling passion, a monomania almost.” –Sena Jeter Naslund
  28. “The good I stand on is my truth and honesty.” –William Shakespeare
  29. “Honesty and loyalty are key.” –Taylor Lautner
  30. “If you can’t be honest with yourself, you can’t fix yourself. Admitting you have a problem is the first step for a good reason.” –Ed Latimore
  31. “People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense.” –Ben Carson
  32. “Honesty, truth and decency all link together- by loving all of these, we can improve our families, communities and our society.” –Estella Eliot
  33. “If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” –Marcus Aurelius
  34. “Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.” –Sarah Dessen
  35. “When we are committed to honesty, we help reduce the level of misunderstanding, doubt, and fear throughout society.” –14th Dalai Lama
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  37. “I’m not rude, I’m honest.” –Anonymous
  38. “Being an honest person should be simple but being truly honest with others and yourself can be a real challenge at times.” –Chris Hughes
  39. “Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.” –Khaled Hosseini
  40. “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  41. “The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do.” –E.V. Lucas
  42. “Before you can lie to another, you must first lie to yourself.” –Naval Ravikant
  43. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” –Albert Einstein
  44. “Leading your life honestly and truthfully will create trust and friendship.” –14th Dalai Lama
  45. “Honesty is telling the truth to ourselves and others. Integrity is living that truth.” –Kenneth H. Blanchard
  46. “If an offense comes out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.” –Thomas Hardy
  47. “Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” –Mother Teresa
  48. “Truth builds trust.” –Marilyn Suttle
  49. “It’s difficult to honest with others when you continue lying to yourself.” –Carlos Wallace
  50. “Be honest rather than clever.” –Maxime Lagacé
  51. “I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to.” –Daniel Radcliffe
  52. “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” –Nelson Mandela
  53. “Honesty is one of the most important parts of any marriage.” –Amanda Thompson
  54. “The establishment of any relationship, both individual and expert is honesty.” –Alexander Mejia
  55. “Honesty pays, but it don’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.” –Frank McKinney
  56. “To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do.” –Bruce Lee
  57. “Honesty prospers in every condition of life.” –Friedrich Schiller
  58. “If you’re not honest with yourself, life will never be honest with you.” –Leigh Brackett
  59. “Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.” –Fred Rogers

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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