quotes tagged with 'honesty'

A lie stands on one leg, the truth on two. 

Author: Ben Franklin , Source: Resources for Science Learning Saved by AmandaBlue in love honesty fickle respectful 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enough to be honest.

Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: unknownSaved by jarvie in honesty manipulation honest fools trickery treachery 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Honesty is a principle, and we have our moral agency to determine how we will apply this principle. We have the agency to make choices, but ultimately we will be accountable for each choice we make. We may deceive others, but there is One we will never deceive. From the Book of Mormon we learn, "The keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name." [2 Nephi 9:41]"

Author: James E. Faust, Source: Saved by dyejo in honesty 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I had nothing to boast, but a steady honesty — this I made the invariable rule of my actions; and I find my reward in it.

Author: George Washington, Source: Book Title: George Washington: the Forge of Experience, 1732-1775. Contributors: James Thomas Flexner - author. Publisher: Little, Brown. Place of Publication: Boston. Publication Year: 1965. Page Number: 349. Saved by gospelcougar in honesty georgewashington 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence.
Author: Elder David A. Bednar , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-851-31,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in faith work persistence commitment effort prayer honesty answers ask 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821), Source: NASaved by uuaa in truth honesty 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The issue is truth, my dear brothers and sisters, and the only way to find truth is through uncompromising self-education toward self-honesty to see the original “real me,” the child of God, in its innocence and potential in contrast to the influence from the other part of me, “the flesh,” with its selfish desires and foolishness. Only in that state of pure honesty are we able to see truth in its complete dimension. Honesty may not be everything, but everything is nothing without honesty. In its final state, honesty is a gift of the Spirit through which the true disciples of Christ feel the force to bear testimony of the truth in such a powerful way that it penetrates the very core of our existence.
Author: F. Enzio Busche, Source: November Ensign 1993 - Conference Report - "Truth is the Issue"Saved by akammerman in truth integrity honesty busche 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If honesty is the best policy then, by illimination, dishonesty is the second best policy.
Author: uknown, Source: uknownSaved by uuaa in honesty 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Author: Walt Whitman, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in humility pride learning literacy honesty openness genuineness scholar learned intellectuals 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Author: Albert Einstein, Source: Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the City of New York, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position (March 19, 1940). Saved by Doc in greatness spirit mind courage honesty prejudice thinking powerofone nonconformity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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