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Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don't expect it from cheap people. Warren Buffett, businessman
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There are some things that, if you say them out loud, will hurt the other person's feelings. I tend to say them anyway. It's better to be honest. Katherine Heigl, actress
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Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
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Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery. Thomas Moore, poet
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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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He that jokes confesses. Italian Proverbs,
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There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. Daniel Webster, politician
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It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
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All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor. Walt Whitman, poet
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Honest hearts produce honest actions. Brigham Young, leader
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My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring. Prince William, royalty
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Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will show you are wise today. Proverbs,
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You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. Leviticus 19:11 Bible,
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To live outside the law, you must be honest. Bob Dylan, musician
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We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint? Jessamyn West, author
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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, actor
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Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Teach thy tongue to say I do not know and thou shalt progress. Maimonides, philosopher
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The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent. George Orwell, author
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Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is? Johann von Goethe, writer
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It is annoying to be honest to no purpose. Ovid, poet
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The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. Umberto Eco, novelist
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Confessed faults are half-mended. Scottish Proverbs,
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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson, president
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To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. John Ruskin, writer
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The true measure of life is not length, but honesty. John Lyly, writer
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People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want. David Mamet, dramatist
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There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked. Groucho Marx, comedian
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It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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Honesty prospers in every condition of life. Friedrich von Schiller, poet
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To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it. Publilius Syrus, writer
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We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself. Margaret Cho, comedian
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Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them. Christian Nevell Bovee,
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Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
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No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
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People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. Richard J. Needham, cartoonist
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Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty. Plato, philosopher
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Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! Sir Walter Scott,
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Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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Honesty is a question of right or wrong, not a matter of policy. Source Unknown,
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If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all. Audrey Hepburn, actress
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It's easy to be taken advantage of if you're not honest. Katherine Heigl, actress
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Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up. George Saunders, writer
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Open confession is good for the soul. Scottish Proverbs,
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Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. James Allen, author
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You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else. Edgar Cayce, celebrity
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I always tell it like it is is the long way of saying, I'm a jerk. Michael Lipsey,
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An honest man's the noblest work of God. Alexander Pope, poet
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No one is wise or safe, but they that are honest. Sir Walter Raleigh,
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We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. Henry Fielding, novelist
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Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. Vernon Howard, author
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We are franker towards others than towards ourselves. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Saint Augustine of Hippo,
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People who talk much say nothing. Source Unknown,
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There is no right way to do something wrong. Source Unknown,
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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness. Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams,
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I decided I was sick of trying to figure out what everybody else wanted, and I should just decide what I want, and be honest, and not spend all my time guessing. Katherine Heigl, actress
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Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. Albert Camus, philosopher
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I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life. Iris Chang, historian
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A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue. Scottish Proverbs,
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Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity. Stephen Vincent Benet, poet
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Dare to be honest and fear no labor. Robert Burns, poet
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Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do. William James, philosopher
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From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant, philosopher
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Trade is much superior to piracy. You can rob and kill a man but once, but you can cheat him again and again. Louis L'Amour, author
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A wise man admits his weaknesses. I'd admit mine if I had any. Source Unknown,
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He who denies all, confesses all. Source Unknown,
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An honest man is the best thing on the sod; but a mother and her babe is the noblest work of God. Source Unknown,
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A confession has to be part of your new life. Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
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I don't regret anything I ever do or say. I don't like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you're honest. Eva Longoria, actress
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My mother's five-foot-two, and I'll be honest with you - she's the only person I'm scared of. Kiefer Sutherland, actor
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I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
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Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy. Jose Marti, activist
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Nothing resembles an honest man more than a cheat. Proverbs,
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Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. Mary Kay Ash, businesswoman
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No one can earn a million dollars honestly. William Jennings Bryan, lawyer
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I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself. Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
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It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him. Billy Graham, clergyman
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A man is sorry to be honest for nothing. Ovid, poet
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Honesty is the best policy -- when there is money in it. Mark Twain, author
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The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest. Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
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The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. Frederick Douglass, author
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There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. Jimmy Carter, president
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By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs. Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you. I know it's a bit of a copout. Jo Brand, comedian
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I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life. We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great, hard-working, honest, ethical person. Catherine Bell, model
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No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does. Anita Brookner, historian
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A few honest men are better than numbers. Oliver Cromwell, soldier
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Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest? Sidney Madwed,
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Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity. Don Marquis, poet
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Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. Don Marquis, poet
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There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said. Joni Mitchell, musician
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Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten. Thomas Otway, dramatist
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Confession, alas, is the new handshake. Richard D. Rosen,
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Oh for someone with a heart, head and hand. Whatever they call them, what do I care, aristocrat, democrat, autocrat, just be it one that can rule and dare not lie. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
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Honesty shines like a light through your eyes. Source Unknown,
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Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man. Richard Whately, writer
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Be prepared and be honest. John Wooden, coach
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Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant. Washington Irving, writer
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Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person; you might just be someone in the passenger seat. Brian Celio, novelist
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Whenever I'm on my computer, I don't type 'lol'. I type 'lqtm' - laugh quietly to myself. It's more honest. Demetri Martin, comedian
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I've never been crazy. I'm a very good girl, to be honest. I don't do anything to hurt anybody. Leighton Meester, actress
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No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook. Groucho Marx, comedian
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Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. Josh Billings, comedian
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If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams, dramatist
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Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation. Thomas Merton, author
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Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. Marianne Moore, poet
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An honest man is always a child. Socrates, philosopher
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And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble. Hugh Prather, writer
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Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. Vince Poscente,
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Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety. Louis Kronenberger, critic
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I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own. Dido Armstrong, musician
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You know, we have our differences, everybody does, honest, real differences, but I do believe strongly that we as neighbors are drawn together far more than we're driven apart. Dan Miller, politician
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Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth. Scott Dixon, celebrity
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No one can ever enter the celestial kingdom unless he is strictly honest. Joseph Smith, Jr., clergyman
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For a moment, she was quiet. Then she grabbed my hand, whispered, “Run run run run run,” and took off, pulling me behind her. John Green,
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I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing, to be honest. Robert Wyatt, musician
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If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it. Martha Beck, author
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And my parents' separation was tricky. But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn't been getting on. Lisa Snowdon, model
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Волк в ове́чьей шку́ре. Russian Proverbs,
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Do not do what you would undo if caught. Leah Arendt,
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Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books. W. H. Auden, poet
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How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people. Edward Frederic Benson,
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Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. Josh Billings, comedian
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Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. Leon Blum, politician
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We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. Book Of Common Prayer,
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The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. Merry Browne,
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The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. Leo Buscaglia, author
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In confession... we open our lives to healing, reconciling, restoring, uplifting grace of him who loves us in spite of what we are. Louis Cassels,
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Frank and explicit--that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
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Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. Dorothy Dix,
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There is no twilight zone of honesty in business. A thing is right or it's wrong. It's black or it's white. John F. Dodge,
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Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses. David Harold Fink,
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There are two great forces in this world -- good and evil; and no man is worth his salt unless he has lost and won battle for a principle. A. P. Gouthey,
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The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues. William Hazlitt, critic
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Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge. Napoleon Hill, writer
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I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man. Sam Houston, politician
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I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it. Lee Iacocca, businessman
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When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to achieve or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing. Ken Keyes Jr.,
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Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense. Steve Landesberg,
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Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care. Erwin W. Lutzer,
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There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does. Orison Swett Marden, writer
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