145 Not Honest Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of not honest quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about being honest is not always good.

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The Most Famous Not Honest Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. — James E. Faust

It is strange how in some things honest people can be dishonest without the slightest compunction. — James Weldon Johnson

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it. — Mark Twain

Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty. — Plato

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation. — Charles Baudelaire

Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them. — Christian Nevell Bovee

What is dignity without honesty? — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first. — Chanakya

I want people to be sincere; a man of honor shouldn't speak a single word that doesn't come straight from his heart. — Moliere

Short Not Honest Quotes

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  • Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones — John Lennon
  • Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest — William Faulkner
  • He who dares not offend cannot be honest. — Thomas Paine
  • It is not the criminals who arouse the hatred of others, but the men who are honest. — Jose Rizal
  • People of integrity and honesty not only practice what they preach, they are what they preach. — David A. Bednar
  • If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory! — Mark Twain
  • Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free – he is his own trap. — L. Ron Hubbard
  • I'm not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest. — Jeri Ryan
  • The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history. — James W. Loewen
  • what doesn't kill you not only make you stronger, but also more honest. — Eric Weiner

Top 10 Not Honest Quotes

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Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones — John Lennon

Be honest with yourself. The world is not honest with you. The world loves hypocrisy. When you are honest with yourself you find the road to inner peace. — Paramahansa Yogananda

An Honest politician will not be tolerated by a democracy unless he is very stupid ... because only a very stupid man can honestly share the prejudices of more than half the nation. — Bertrand Russell

Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest — William Faulkner

He who dares not offend cannot be honest. — Thomas Paine

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I can't imagine anything worse than trying to impress a girl with dinner. To be honest, I'm always impressing myself, not other people. — Marco Pierre White

It is not the criminals who arouse the hatred of others, but the men who are honest. — Jose Rizal

If I'm honest with you, you might not like me for a day or two. But if I lie to you, you're going to hate me forever. — Joe Maddon

People of integrity and honesty not only practice what they preach, they are what they preach. — David A. Bednar

Not honest quote Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones.

If You Are Not Honest Quotes

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When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I'll like it or not. Disagreement, at this state, stimulates me. But once a decision is made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own. — Colin Powell

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. — Nelson Mandela

If your not honest with yourself, how the hell are you gonna be honest with me. — Phife Dawg

Not honest quote Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listeni
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

If you are honest, hardworking, reasonably intelligent and have good common sense, you can do well in the investment field as long as you are not too greedy and don't get too emotional when things go against you. — Walter Schloss

I have often spoken of integrity as the most important of these values, realizing that integrity – and personal integrity, at that – is being honest to yourself. If you are always honest to yourself, it does not take much effort in always being honest with others. — Verghese Kurien

No matter how perfect & honest a person is, there will always be people to criticize. In other words, if everyone agrees with someone, there is something fundamentally wrong with what that individual is doing. If you are not criticized, you are not in the right track. — Abu Sufyan ibn Harb

Not honest quote Being honest may not get you many friends, but it'll always get you the right on
Being honest may not get you many friends, but it'll always get you the right ones.

People ask me all the time, 'How can I become a successful entrepreneur?' And I have to be honest: It's one of my least favorite questions, because if you're waiting for someone else's advice to become an entrepreneur, chances are you're not one. — Michael Dell

[If you could have 10 minutes in a room with Barry Bonds] ... I'd ask him for another half hour. And then I'd probably start with the obvious and see how honest he would get. I just think those guys are so protected, that you're not going to get much out of them. — Joe Buck

You do not chop off a section of your imaginative substance and make a book specifically for children, for, if you are honest, you have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is all endless and all one. — P. L. Travers

If you do not have an alert and curious interest in character and dramatic situation, if you have no visual imagination and are unable to distinguish between honest emotional reactions and sentimental approaches to life, you will never write a competent short story. — Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien

Someone Not Being Honest Quotes

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Part of growing up was learning not to be quite that honest - learning when it was better to lie, rather than to hurt someone with the truth. — Jodi Picoult

Cheating, having 'hoes,' none of that is cute. To be honest, it's really immature. I don't see how people take pride in breaking someone's heart. The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business. — Clarence Darrow

And we need to share our story. Not with everyone but with someone. There is someone who is like you were. And he or she needs to know what God can do. Your honest portrayal of your past may be the courage for another's future. — Max Lucado

Not honest quote I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.

As we befriend our crush and get to know him better, make sure that you are honest and true all the time. Do not be someone you are not just to impress him. — Angus T. Jones

Our joys will be doubled and our sorrows will be reduced and we will walk our life in community with the body of Christ. When you are with someone else, you are not nearly as willing to give up. So find a friend, be honest and walk together. — Jennifer Rothschild

I think the best way to be an activist is to live your life well and be honest. It means being out. If you are not comfortable marching, you can make a big difference just by working side by side with someone who actually knows you're gay and a fine human being. — Melissa Etheridge

Not honest quote Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

To be honest I am not lookin to be romantic, already got someone at home — Kevin Gates

I don't have children, and I am not sure if I have wanted them or never wanted them. It's weird not to be able to decide. I don't know if I could stand that kind of commitment, or if I am really honest, I don't think that I could handle being that vulnerable to someone else. — Margaret Cho

Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will. And I think that's all kind of a con. But I think we've probably all been hurt. — Sigourney Weaver

I've found that there's a pretty wide range of silly. I don't want to do outright parody, because I like keeping my own characters and stories at the core of the books. And to be honest, I'm not smart enough to do the kind of wickedly sharp satire you get from someone like Pratchett. — Jim C. Hines

Not Being Honest With Yourself Quotes

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You have to be ruthless with yourself, in terms of being honest about what is working and what is not. — Patton Oswalt

I am very close to my family. I have learned a lot from my father. He used to tell me to be honest with yourself and not to argue with your seniors. You dont need to be involved in any quarrel, as sometimes you need to remain silent intelligently. — Suresh Raina

Teaching is not about information. It's about having an honest intellectual relationship with your students. It requires no method, no tools, and no training. Just the ability to be real. And if you can't be real, then you have no right to inflict yourself upon innocent children. — Paul Lockhart

Not honest quote To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest

You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. — Nelson Mandela

Not everyone has to be a model and a designer, there are so many other options that are great and long-lasting. It's just finding what you're good at and being honest with yourself. — Rachel Roy

I think, as a filmmaker, it's important to be honest with yourself at all times in terms of what's working and what's not. — Adam Wingard

Not honest quote Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.
Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Staying healthy is about really listening to your mind and body. They will both let you know when you're doing things the right way for you. And when you're not. You just need to be honest with yourself and listen to what they're saying. — Adam Rodriguez

Acting is not pretending or lying. It's finding a side of yourself that's the character and ignoring your other sides. And there's a side of me that wonders what's wrong with being completely honest. — Angelina Jolie

When one of your children tells a lie, be honest with him; tell him that you have told hundreds of them yourself. Tell him it is not the best way; that you have tried it. Tell him as the man did in Maine when his boy left home: "John, honesty is the best policy; I have tried both." — Robert Green Ingersoll

It's very hard to be honest with yourself when something's just not working. — Shania Twain

Honest Quotes

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. — Leo Buscaglia

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up — Nelson Mandela

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. — Francis of Assisi

Not honest quote May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

To be honest with you, I don't have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about, and I have a heart; a heart that's aching to see you smile again. — Laura Ortiz

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. — Benjamin Franklin

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Do the right thing because it is right. — Immanuel Kant

Not honest quote Always remember: be kind, be fair, be honest, be true and all of these things wi
Always remember: be kind, be fair, be honest, be true and all of these things will return to you.

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. — Albert Einstein

To be very honest, I cannot drape a saree myself. I have never draped one on my own, ever. But it has been done on me so many times, that now I have memorised all the steps, and if someone challenges me, I will surely be able to do it. — Sonakshi Sinha

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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. — Sigmund Freud

An honest public servant can't become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service. — Harry S. Truman

Not Being Truthful Quotes

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If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. — Bob Marley

Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie. — Miyamoto Musashi

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. — St. Catherine of Siena

Not honest quote If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy tales and I like them best o
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy tales and I like them best of all.

Truth cannot be sacrificed at the altar of pretended tolerance. Real tolerance is deference to all ideas, not indifference to the truth. — Ravi Zacharias

Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off. — Fannie Lou Hamer

I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end (purpose) of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not honest quote Let us not be a society where honest in public equals weird.
Let us not be a society where honest in public equals weird.

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But Lust's effect is tempest after sun; Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies; Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies. — William Shakespeare

Error never shows itself in its naked reality, in order not to be discovered. On the contrary, it dresses elegantly, so that the unwary may be led to believe that it is more truthful than truth itself. — Irenaeus of Lyons

We must not adopt the world's view and then tweak it to make it Christian. We must draw a line in the sand and stand firm in the radical teachings of Christ and His gospel. We must preach the truth and be the examples of the truth we preach. — Paul Washer

The ignorant and the deluded are, I think, in a strange way to be envied. That which is not known of does not trouble us, while an imagined but insubstantial peril does not harm us. To know the truths behind reality is a far greater burden. — H. P. Lovecraft

Dishonest Quotes

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Do not think dishonestly... Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. Perceive those things which cannot be seen. Pay attention even to trifles. Do nothing which is of no use. — Miyamoto Musashi

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It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest. — American Indian Proverbs

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. — Frank Zappa

The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people. — Slobodan Milosevic

The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people. — Slobodan Milosević

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too. — Richard M. Nixon

I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities. — Seymour Papert

A dishonest conversation about race in America is preventing us from having an honest conversation about race in America. — Bret Weinstein

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. — Barry Goldwater

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. — Mahatma Gandhi

Being Honest Quotes

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I think, being emotional is this thing that people think you're not strong. They don't look at you as a strong person, and it's weird 'cuz honestly being emotional has nothing to do with your strength. — Melanie Martinez

To be completely honest with oneself is the very best effort a human being can make. — Sigmund Freud

I pride myself on being a jerk, because I'm brutally honest all the time. — Sayings

I want to make my own path and leave behind a good legacy for myself and honestly, I just want to be innovative and always down for other people. That's what I want to be remembered by. I want to inspire. — ASAP Rocky

To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who lies for you will lie against you. — John Locke

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. — Mother Teresa

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Young man: Be honest; train yourself for useful work; love God. — Milton S. Hershey

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. — George Burns

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More Not Honest Quotes

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I do honestly and sincerely believe in the necessity or desirability of Hindu-Muslim unity. I am also fully prepared to trust the Muslim leaders. But what about the injunctions of the Koran and Hadis? The leaders cannot over-ride them. Are we then doomed? I hope not. I hope your learned mind and wise head will find some way out of this difficulty. — Lala Lajpat Rai

The test of a government is not how popular it is with the powerful and privileged few but how honestly and fairly it deals with the many who must depend on it. — Jimmy Carter

In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labor; in this, plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power; and who would not balance creditor on this side, when all the hazard that is run for it, at worst, is only a sour look or two at choking. No, a merry life and a short one, shall be my motto. — Bartholomew Roberts

If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes. — George Muller

I think it's a sacrifice that you have to make, because you lay yourself open for people to accuse and disrespect you. But it's worth it. It's worth it because not too many people are too honest anymore. — Ronnie Radke

Where's the church, who took the steeple, Religion's in the hands of some crazy ass people, Television preachers with bad hair and dimples, The God's honest truth is, it's not that simple — Jimmy Buffett

A lot of people say if they could go back in time they would not change anything. But, to be honest with you, I like it and I don't like it. I like the fact that all I went through as a youngster made me a great man, but just goin' through what I went through - I wouldn't wanna go through that again. I wouldn't wish that on nobody. — Gucci Mane

The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, I love children because they're so honest. There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent's signature like a child. — Sayings

I never was an Abolitionest, not even what could be called anti slavery, but I try to judge farely and honestly and it become patent to my mind early in the rebellion that the North and South could never live at peace with each other except as one nation, and that without Slavery. — Ulysses S. Grant

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. — Immanuel Kant

What is going to make you happy? Because let’s be honest, you know, dating apps are not making you happy… Being anti-woke isn’t making you happy. It’s making you miserable. So what is actually going to give you fulfilment and meaning and purpose in your life? — Konstantin Kisin

You must obey this now for a law, that he that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled). For the labors of thirty or forty honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain a hundred and fifty idle loiterers. — John Smith

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. — Isaac Asimov

We want the full works of citizenship with no reservations. We will accept nothing less . . . This condition of freedom, equality, and democracy is not the gift of gods. It is the task of men, yes, men, brave men, honest men, determined men. — A. Philip Randolph

Out of our first century of national life we evolved the ethical principle that it was not right or just that an honest and industrious man should live and die in misery. He was entitled to some degree of sympathy and security. Our conscience declared against the honest workman's becoming a pauper, but our eyes told us that he very often did. — Frances Perkins

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. — Thomas A. Edison

As Chloe, I can honestly say I've never uttered a syllable of a curse word, not even behind closed doors. — Chloe Moretz

You may be a well-educated, clever and virtuous person, but those qualities will not necessarily make you a successful businessman. You must give your best to each and every task you take on, and reflect on your performance with an honest and unprejudiced eye. — Konosuke Matsushita

As Chloe, I can honestly say I've never uttered a syllable of a curse word, not even behind closed doors. — Chloe Grace Moretz

What's wrong with our children? Adults telling children to be honest while lying and cheating. Adults telling children to not be violent while marketing and glorifying violence... I believe that adult hypocrisy is the biggest problem children face in America. — Marian Wright Edelman

Being realistic is not about being ordinary or being below average. It is about being honest with investment potentials. — Naved Abdali

The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches do not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him. — Menachem Begin

Let us be honest with each other. The threat to marriage is not the gays. It is a lack of loving commitment - whether it is found in the form of neglect, indifference, cruelty or adultery, to name just a few manifestations of the loveless desert in which too many marriages come to grief. — Malcolm Turnbull

As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. — T. S. Eliot

Complete honesty has nothing to do with 'purity' or naivety. The full truth is unattainable to naivety, and the completely honest artist is not pure in heart. — Clement Greenberg

For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph somebody who is in pain or discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate. — Giles Duley

What arouses the indignation of the honest satirist is not, unless the man is a prig, the fact that people in positions of power or influence behave idiotically, or even that they behave wickedly. It is that they conspire successfully to impose upon the public a picture of themselves as so very sagacious, honest and well-intentioned. — Claud Cockburn

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