quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Exciting Dishonesty quotations

We must complain. Yes, plain, blunt complaint, ceaseless agitation, unfailing exposure of dishonesty and wrong - this is the ancient, unerring way to liberty and we must follow it.

Who lies for you will lie against you.

The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision.

It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.

Unfortunately there was one thing that the white South feared more than Negro dishonesty, ignorance, and incompetency, and that was Negro honesty, knowledge, and efficiency.

I would say that today, dishonesty is the rule, and honesty the exception.

It could be, statistically, that more people are honest than dishonest, but the few that really control things are not honest, and that tips the balance.

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty.

You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

MOST LIES succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them.

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society.

They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

Remember: The best deceivers do everything they can to cloak their roguish qualities. They cultivate an air of honesty in one area to disguise their dishonesty in others. Honesty is merely another decoy in their arsenal of weapons.

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.

Are zombies possible? They're not just possible, they're actual.

We're all zombies. Nobody is conscious — not in the systematically mysterious way that supports such doctrines as epiphenomenalism. *It would be an act of desperate intellectual dishonesty to quote this assertion out of context!

[S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty;

it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others - on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

The sanctified body is one whose hands are clean.

The stain of dishonesty is not on them, the withering blight of ill-gotten gain has not blistered them, the mark of violence is not found upon them. They have been separated from every occupation that could displease God or injure a fellow-man.

Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay; and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul;

then shalt thou reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy soul walk upright, nor stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers it wears a ring set with diamonds.

No public man can be just a little crooked.

There is no such thing as a no-man's land between honesty and dishonesty.

There is nothing more distressing ... than the hard, scoffing spirit which treats the allegation of dishonesty in a public man as a cause for laughter. Such laughter is worse than the crackling of thorns under a pot, for it denotes not merely the vacant mind, but the heart in which high emotions have been choked before they could grow to fruition.

A rich man is an honest man--no thanks to him;

for he would be a double knave, to cheat mankind when he had no need of it: he has no occasion to press upon his integrity, nor so much as to touch upon the borders of dishonesty.

We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures.

Before us lie two paths - honesty and dishonesty.

The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy.

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess.

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.

Dishonor waits on perfidy. A man should blush to think a falsehood; it is the crime of cowards.

Dishonesty is like a boomerang. About the time you think all is well, it hits you in the back of the head.

The party belongs to the millions of the rank and file.

It does not belong to the handful of politicians who have assumed fraudulently to upset the will of the rank and file. The action of these men is in no sense "regular," as they claim it to be.... theft and dishonesty cannot give and never shall give a title to regularity.

It seems to me a fundamental dishonesty, and a fundamental treachery to intellectual integrity to hold a belief because you think it's useful and not because you think it's true.

Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel.

The accumulation of genetic mutations were touted to be enough to change one species to another….No. It wasn’t dishonesty. I think it was wish fulfillment and social momentum. Assumptions, made but not verified, were taught as fact.

You may talk about religion and speak about the Gospel, and say we have got the truth and the plan of salvation, and we have got the authority of the Priesthood; but if we are not honest, it does not amount to anything; for neither God nor honorable men love dishonesty. We must, therefore, be an honest people.

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

Shower on him every blessing, drown him in a sea of happiness, give him economic prosperity such that he should have nothing else to do but sleep, eat cakes, and busy himself with the continuation of the species, and even then, out of sheer ingratitude, sheer spite, man would play you some nasty trick.

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