Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for.
— Johnny Depp
God is clever, but not dishonest.
— dishonest quotation by Albert Einstein
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
When being dishonest, people can still tell the truth.
Be mindful of the treacherous that do not lie.
The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
Italians know about human nature - they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it; to work around it.
Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest.
It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation.
O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!
The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. ... But so long as men are not trained to withhold judgment in the absence of evidence, they will be led astray by cocksure prophets, and it is likely that their leaders will be either ignorant fanatics or dishonest charlatans. To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues.
Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man;
but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good.
Truth and honesty are quite different.
What a person believes to be true always follows when honesty leads the way. But truth can be asserted when one is being dishonest as well.
If the reviewing of books be... an ungentle craft, the making of them is, for the most part, a dishonest one -- and that department of literature which ought to be entrusted to those only who are distinguished for their moral qualities is, not infrequently, in the hands of authors totally devoid of good taste, good feeling, and generous sentiment. The writers of Lives have, in our time, assumed a license not enjoyed by their more scrupulous predecessors -- for they interweave the adventures of the living with the memoirs of the dead; and, pretending to portray the peculiarities which sometimes mark the man of genius, they invade the privacy and disturb the peace of his surviving associates.
There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.
There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large.
There are many definite methods, honest and dishonest, which make people rich;
the only instinct I know of which does it is that instinct which theological Christianity crudely describes as the sin of avarice.
Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life.
He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not allow his own wife to buy.
Political advertising ought to be stopped.
It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. It's totally dishonest.
A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.
Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen.
We do many things at the federal level that would be considered dishonest and illegal if done in the private sector.
The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people.
I'm not trying to stay in the same place and I'm not trying to compete with what's currently in fashion. That would be dishonest. But, at the same time, I'm different and the music reflects that to some degree.
Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable...
It's dishonest to say we're doing everything we can for our seniors when there is so much more we can.
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.
The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth.
But the case last studied suggests the question how accurately the law operates in practice. May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in its working as to give a dishonest result?
I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.
I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist, I think that's dishonest. For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent enough time tweaking my vocals, I could sound like one. But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing.
The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
I'm not going to let people get away with either a dishonest or inaccurate premise to what we're talking about because I think that does the viewer a disturbance.
But every acquisition that is disproportionate to the labor spent on it is dishonest.
I think what's important is for us to decipher what is honest and what is dishonest and be accepting of those things and not operating from fear.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government.
But there are dishonest men in national government too.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own — not of the same blood or birth, but of the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands, and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are obstructions.
Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.
If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks, I think it would be dishonest.