Saturday, December 6, 2008

GBE 65 - Honesty


"Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue

Honest is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you."
~ Billy Joel

"I believe in using words, not fists... I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies." ~ Jim Morrison

"The fastest way to lose what we call our good character is to lose our honesty"

"The true measure of life is not length, but honesty."
~ John Lyly

"Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully." ~ Richard Bach

"Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty." ~ William Shakespeare

"What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune" ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people." ~ Spencer Johnson


"I have not observed men's honesty to increase with their riches." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity" ~ Michel de Montaigne

"A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times."

"Kindness and honesty can be expected
only from the strong."

"He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to
lose." ~ John Lyly

"Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained..." ~ Lao Tzu


"Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty." ~ Zig Ziglar

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." ~ Groucho Marx

"The good I stand on is my truth and honesty." ~ William Shakespeare

"Character is the final decision to reject whatever is demeaning to oneself or to others and with confidence and honesty choose what is right."


"Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake
that, you're in." ~
Richard Jeni

"To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education." ~ John Ruskin

"Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people." ~ Kin Hubbard

"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office." ~ Henry Louis Mencken

"Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth" ~ Henry Louis Mencken

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." ~ Ernest Hemingway

"Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself." ~ William Shakespeare


"People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty." ~ Richard J. Needham

"If you truly want honesty, don't ask questions you don't really want the answer to" ~ Proverbs

"There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are Obedience, Endeavor, Honesty, Order, Cleanliness, Sobriety, Truthfulness, Sacrifice, and love of the Fatherland." ~
Adolf Hitler

"There are no degrees of honesty"

"Honesty: The best of all the lost arts" ~ Mark Twain

"Honesty shines like a light through your eyes."


"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit." ~ Noel Coward

"The fundamentalist mind, running in a single rut for fifty years, is now quite unable to comprehend dissent from its basic superstitions, or to grant any common honesty, or even any decency, to those who reject them" ~ Henry Louis Mencken

"There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats; For I am armed so strong in honesty That they pass by me as the idle wind" ~ William Shakespeare


"We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy" ~ George Bernard Shaw

"What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes." ~ Paulo Coelho

"If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it." ~ Marcus Aurelius

"Honest hearts produce honest actions." ~ Brigham Young

"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful." ~ Edward R. Murrow



This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is "Honesty"

The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.

If your interested just go to
Alicia's Blog and and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private so that everyone can read your blog.

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