Quotes: honest

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  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
  • Lord Melbourne
    Lord Melbourne
    British Statesman, Prime Minister 1779-1848
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    A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man.
  • Oliver Cromwell
    Oliver Cromwell
    Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England 1599-1658
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    A few honest men are better than numbers.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case.
  • Brody Jenner
    Brody Jenner
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    All I care about, to be honest, is surfing. I love surfing more than anything. To me, there's nothing like that.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett
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    An actress once advised me, 'Make sure you do your own laundry - it will keep you honest.'
  • Sir Henry Wotton
    Sir Henry Wotton
    English author, diplomat and politician 1568-1639
    Sir Henry Wotton
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    An ambassador is an honest person sent to lie abroad for their country.
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