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Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

Arabic Proverbs,

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius, philosopher

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin, president

For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.

George Orwell, author

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.

George Orwell, author

Weak people cannot be sincere.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Those that vow the most are the least sincere.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.

George Macdonald, novelist

You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

It doesn't matter what you believe just so long as you're sincere.

Charles Monroe Schulz,

Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, poet

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe just so you're sincere.

Charles Monroe Schulz,

Frank and explicit -- that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Sincerity may be humble, but she cannot be servile.

Lord Byron, poet

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate.

Samuel Johnson, author

Be sincere, Be brief, Be seated.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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.

James Fenimore Cooper,

Sincerity is the highest complement you can pay,

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.

William Blake, poet

There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.

William Hazlitt, critic

A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.

William Congreve, poet

Can there be greater foolishness than the respect you pay to people collectively when you despise them individually?

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists.

Erwin Schrödinger,

Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.

William James, philosopher

The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Sincerity: if you can fake it, you've got it made.

Daniel Schorr, journalist

What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.


Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.

Sallust, historian

What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.

George Byron, poet

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.

Edmund White, novelist

Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.

Chen Shui-bian, statesman

I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.

Elizabeth II, royalty

Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.

James Russell Lowell, poet

You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all.

Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian

If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!

Thomas Hardy, novelist

To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion.

George Eliot, author

Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations.

William Henry Ashley, businessman

Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting.

Alla Nazimova, actress

Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.

James Russell Lowell, poet

Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.

Morihei Ueshiba, athlete

The first step is that the Cambodian government has expressed sincerity to apologize for what happened.

Thaksin Shinawatra, politician

I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it.

Mike Huckabee, politician

I never find sincerity offensive... so, be sincere.

Christopher Meloni, actor

I'm into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn't feel true, I don't want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that's why I don't always fit into the world of performing arts.

Zooey Deschanel, actress

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Fred Allen, comedian

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Albert Camus, philosopher

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity. They must be burned in a blaze. I cannot learn from them.

Zane Grey, author

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.

Victoria Woodhull, activist

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.

Hattie McDaniel, actress

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.

Hattie McDaniel, actress

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.

George Oppen, poet

This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.

Lionel Barrymore, actor

Sincerity is moral truth.

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity.

Joseph Lancaster, educator

The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.

Emily Carr, artist

He who lives without folly is not as wise as he may think.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.

Joseph Conrad, novelist

It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness.

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

On the justice of the cause of Prince Edouard, adding insurances of greatest sincerity to help it and support it and give him on all occasions of the marks of the same feelings as I have for the King his father.

Henry Benedict Stuart, statesman

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Confucius, philosopher

My experience with the Junior League, when I worked in Philadelphia for four years in reference to children's things, is that whenever they were asked they responded. They always responded with sincerity, and they did a good job.

C. Everett Koop, public servant

I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.

Kurt Cobain, musician

What makes 'Derek' a different kind of sitcom - if it is even a sitcom - is its sincerity.

Ricky Gervais, writer

And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned, hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me, not about my characterizations but about me personally, my private self.

Erich von Stroheim, actor

Sincerity gives wings to power.


Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

Tacitus, historian

Everyone says he's sincere, but everyone isn't sincere. If everyone was sincere who says he's sincere there wouldn't be half so many insincere ones in the world and there would be lots, lots, lots more really sincere ones!

Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams,

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation, I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship.

Donna Rice, celebrity

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.

Lionel Blue, clergyman

Sincerity is not only effective and honourable, it is also much less difficult than is commonly supposed.

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

Sincerity is the way to heaven.

Mencius, philosopher

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.

Bruce Barton, author

I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours.

John McCain, politician

We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to achieve a peaceful reunification of the country.

Hu Jintao, statesman

We are very apt to measure ourselves by our aspiration instead of our performance. But in truth the conduct of our lives is the only proof of the sincerity of our hearts.


Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.

John Tillotson, theologian

I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give me an opportunity once in a year to speak the truth.

Henry David Thoreau, author

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.

Mencius (Mengzi Mengtse),

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