quote by Abraham Maslow

Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing

— Abraham Maslow

Lavish Candor quotations

And if candor strikes to forcefully, step back, draw careful breath, and consider the angle your words must take before you open your mouth, let them leak out. Because once you tilt the truth, it becomes a lie.

Why is your heart racing Tris?

The art of life is to show your hand.

There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not.

I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.

I don’t want your candor. I want your soul in a silver thimble.

Ultimately there can be no freedom for self unless it is vouchsafed for others;

there can be no security where there is fear, and a democratic society presupposes confidence and candor in the relations of men with one another and eager collaboration for the larger ends of life instead of the pursuit of petty, selfish or vainglorious aims.

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.

Candor disarms paranoia.

... the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the State: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal.

The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us.

And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.

It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

Some of what I wrote bordered on blasphemy.

...If there was a God, He would have to be truth. And in that case, candor--however impertinent--would be more pleasing to Him than posturing.

In matters of honesty, there are no shortcuts;

no little white lies, or big black lies, only the simple, honest truth spoken in total candor... Being true is different than being honest.

Those who blamed aggression formed Amity.

’… ‘Those who blamed ignorance became the Erudite.’… ‘Those who blamed duplicity created Candor.’… ‘Those who blamed selfishness made Abnegation.’… ‘And those who blamed cowardice were the Dauntless.

The other matter to which we beg leave to refer in candor has been the anxiety shown for the Constitution and civil liber­ties because of alleged dictatorial, impatient and vindictive tendencies on our part. This concern is without basis in fact.

The current memoir craze has fostered the belief that confession is therapeutic, that therapy is redemptive and that redemption equals art, and it has encouraged the delusion that candor, daring and shamelessness are substitutes for craft, that the exposed life is the same thing as an examined one.

Honesty is always the best policy.

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science.

Poetry's role is to provide spontaneous individual candor as distinct from manipulation and brainwash.

Lack of candor blocks smart ideas, fast action, and good people contributing all the stuff they've got. It's a killer.

The questions which for years were in dispute between the State and General Government, and which unhappily were not decided by the dictates of reason, but referred to the decision of war, having been decided against us, it is the part of wisdom to acquiesce in the result, and of candor to recognize the fact.

And he’s right to say that every faction loses something when it gains a virtue: the Dauntless, brave but cruel; the Erudite, intelligent but vain; the Amity, peaceful but passive; the Candor, honest but inconsiderate; the Abnegation, selfless but stifling.

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.

The sailor is frankness, the landsman is finesse.

Life is not a game with the sailor, demanding the long head--no intricate game of chess where few moves are made in straight-forwardness and ends are attained by indirection, an oblique, tedious, barren game hardly worth that poor candle burnt out in playing it.

Pragmatism ... reflects with almost disarming candor the spirit of the prevailing business culture, the very same attitude of 'being practical' as counter to which philosophical meditation as such was conceived.

Jennifer Fulwiler's story of finding God when you aren't looking for Him is a universal tale which will touch many hearts. With warmth and unflinching candor she leads us through a personal journey of faith and maturity that is as funny as it is affecting.

Michelle Alexander's brave and bold new book paints a haunting picture in which dreary felon garb, post-prison joblessness, and loss of voting rights now do the stigmatizing work once done by colored-only water fountains and legally segregated schools. With dazzling candor, Alexander argues that we all pay the cost of the new Jim Crow.

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding.

It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.

Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.

There is no diplomacy like candor.

It takes great labor to uncover the convincing simple speech of the heart.

Poetic candor comes with hard labor, so even does impetuosity and impudence.

There is but one way I know of conversing safely with all men;

that is, not by concealing what we say or do, but by saying or doing nothing that deserves to be concealed.