Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Honesty Quotes from famous authors such as Niko Kovac, Theo Paphitis, Valerie Bertinelli, Roberta Flack, Luke Evans. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
If you stick to what the Bible teaches, then you have everything you need: honesty, openness, friendliness, respect, tolerance, and much more, which is often lost nowadays.
I’d like to think people know what I stand for, which is straight-talking honesty and telling you not just what you want to hear but where it is at.
Honesty is very sexy.
That’s a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.
In all honesty, I should have given up this acting lark years ago.
I know a lot of artists and chefs don’t talk about this, but sometimes you just don’t get to the finish line. That honesty and tenderness is something we’re kind of not supposed to express.
I think love can be really tough. Because it involves ultimately an honesty to the nth degree that you are capable of. Once said, you’ve lost your deposit. It’s best if you don’t say it.
In all honesty, the reason we did The Pirate Bay was to bring freedom and take back control from a centralized system.
To me, Ann Romney sounds like a better candidate than her husband. She put her MS into remission through horseback riding, alternative therapies, and a healthy diet. She knows how to pace herself. She has a sense of humor and an innate honesty, and her hair moves in the wind. Maybe she should run.
I mean Ireland, in all honesty I owe Ireland a lot because I think, and I’m not just saying this flippantly, Ireland is probably the reason that I do the job I do because when I started doing stand-up I came to Ireland and I just sort of gelled with the idea of doing it the way I do – telling stories.
Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it’s bold. It’s out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it’s hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.
The way Hollywood portrays mothers – you’re either all good and saint-like, or you’re all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member.
You do your best to tell your own story, in the most specific way, and then you hope that that travels well, when it’s done with heart and honesty.
I never met Lou Reed, never was one of those journalists lucky enough to be the object of his derision, contempt, condescension, indifference, and occasional piercing honesty.
At school, I was never given a sense that poetry was something flowery or light. It’s a complex and controlled way of using language. Rhythms and the music of it are very important. But the difficulty is that poetry makes some kind of claim of honesty.
I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don’t appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you’ll never give an emcee props.
The person who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more.
The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.
There is an interaction and action, reaction between two people. One should show honesty in a relationship. Be honest to your partner and tell him everything. How long can you do things with dishonesty and that’s wrong. Don’t get into a relationship if you can’t be honest.
While I do my work with a sense of honesty, I tell myself, ‘What is the worst that can happen? I fail, right?’ So, will I stop living after that? No. I will try again.
Friendship brings in a lot of honesty and trust into any relationship, especially a marriage.
I think people respect honesty rather than hiding it.
I love that Barry Seal is working for the CIA, and he’s an awful liar. It just goes to how honest this character is at the end of the day, even as he rips off the country and the world to the tune of becoming one of the wealthiest men in America. There’s an innate honesty, a purity to him.
You have to have honesty to the product. You have to meet consumer expectations. You give them value for their money and give them a product that they need. I don’t see anything wrong with all these things. And I don’t think it’s a bad thing to meet consumers’ expectations.
Honesty has always worked for me.
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn’t seem to come with them.
I’d played a few games at the Under-17 World Cup finals, and that’s when I agreed a deal with City. In all honesty, I didn’t know that much about the club at the time.
When I interview someone, I know in the first two minutes if I like them or not. I find that if it’s easy to talk to someone and I see an openness and honesty and integrity, then I usually hire them.
I think the thing about love is that even though the things around us change, we as human beings, a lot of the ways we interact, and the ways we love each other is timeless. It requires trust, honesty, commitment, romance, and physical chemistry.
A few things make a person stylish: honesty, imagination with a sprinkling of humour. I still keep an eye on trends, but I don’t follow them any more.
The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.
If you’re a student that likes to, you know – that wants to go into the trades and have an incredible job, and you’re a student that loves the electricity or whatever it may be, in all honesty, a lot of times when you walk the halls people may – other kids may look down on you a little bit. It’s not fair. It’s not right.
As I prepared for the 2009 draft, I vividly remember meeting with a prospective agent that told me if I put in the work, I could be a good special teams player in the league for a little bit. On one hand, thanks for the honesty, I guess. But I thought I might be capable of more.
I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit.
Black, white and brown people have to work together to find new answers. The only way we can stop the systemic problems that people of color have faced all our lives is through honesty and transparency.
Living in Washington, you can’t take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don’t believe because they get paid to.
Honesty I can take. Lies I get upset about.
I try to stick with things that I can sing with honesty.
Simplicity and honesty make a person most graceful, but in today’s world, they are overrated.
I’m a student of Eric Church, and I say that a lot… I was drawn to it because of the honesty and because it’s got rough edges on it. He doesn’t shy away from anything, and that’s the way I wanted to be.
In some ways I’m quite strict – in terms of morality, honesty, things like that. And manners.
Honesty, vulnerability, pain – these are things that always supersede the trends of the day.
I wish that sometimes there is a little more honesty and that you can discuss things openly. There should not be taboo subjects.
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.
There may be some people in the country who forget to perform their duty. You should set an example by doing your job with honesty and faithfulness.
That became the Netflix culture: radical honesty.
You play the honesty of the characters and show a side of them that people can relate to and want to get to know.
Once you lose the honesty in a relationship, I mean, I think you don’t have a relationship at all.
Anytime I hear songs that are so honest, whether they make the person who’s singing it look good or not, there’s a level of honesty that resonates with people.
Even if you know that what you’ll say will hurt a woman’s feelings, I’ve learned that it’s better to be truthful with her than it is to cover up. Ultimate honesty is what a relationship is really about.
I think that people in general appreciate honesty and not trying to cook something up just to fit a mold that would be beneficial for you. I never made music like that.
Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness.
Actors can become technically sound, but honesty always translates, even if you are not doing a lot of things on camera.
Simple honesty of purpose in a man goes a long way in life, if founded on a just estimate of himself and a steady obedience to the rule he knows and feels to be right.
Emotional honesty transcends reality; it’s what allows disbelief to be suspended and yet what makes a story stay true.
In truth the importance of U.K. airstrikes and the U.K.’s eight additional planes is more political than military. It is in honesty a micro military issue. There is no great military necessity for the U.K. to be involved since planes are queuing up from a wide range of countries over the skies of Syria.
The most important gift you can give anyone is honesty, and that’s what I want to do.
What all my favorite comedians have in common is extraordinary honesty.
I don’t feel like I’ve ever subscribed to the stereotypical notion of success. I’ve always equated success with having integrity, conducting yourself with compassion and honesty, and following your heart despite whether or not you ever make any money at it.
I think funny comes from tragedy and time. And I think that’s where I get it. I’m able to take things that are serious and sad, and turn it into funny. In all honesty – this is after a lot of therapy – I think that, you know, I need love from something, and so now, I find it through performing.
I don’t know that I’m going to entirely do cloth diapers. I’d like to be ambitious about it, but in all honesty, I can’t say that I will.
In all honesty, I don’t know what one song can change.
Mainly, I hope to inspire honesty. We live in a space where so much can be manipulated, and so much is expected to be manipulated – curated, contrived, edited. I think that’s a real detriment to self expression and happiness in a lot of ways. In my mind, honesty and vulnerability is the way forward.
I think it is better when people with their own businesses and means of income join politics as there is some degree of honesty and integrity.
Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House.
Every time somebody speaks of my honesty, there is someone who quivers inside me.
I love Pink and Nelly Furtado – the honesty and truth in their lyrics. I also love Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper.
Our armed forces, not our parliament of dunces, are our pride. Doubting our armed forces’ integrity and honesty is a disgraceful travesty.
I’m the voice of honesty.
I just have to open up when I’m on stage because that’s what I did in my life. I want people to know what I’ve been through, and the love and the honesty that I have kept inside me. I just open my heart and let my heart go free.
I think there’s a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.
Well, of course, every actor’s limited, and I am the first one to admit it, in all honesty, when I think that I’ve hit the wall a bit. I’m not ashamed at all, I think it’s a process that you have to go through. That’s how you learn.
I would do theatre till I die. Theatre keeps your honesty alive. You can’t pollute yourself. You learn a lot, and you use theatre techniques in life.
I like to see the joy in people’s’ faces. I like to see when they actually question that I’m not afraid to answer and give them my respect and honesty with what I have to say to them.
I am keenly aware that in writing about my mother, I am writing about my aunts’ sister, and that in writing about my grandmother, I’m writing about their mother. I know that my honesty about how my view of these people has changed over the years may be painful.
In all honesty, I hope I don’t coach again.
I don’t have any sense of inhibition, so I’m able to lead my life with a lot of honesty.
Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.
I like to see honesty out of people. People who are trustworthy. I like to see people who are involved with The Lord.
I have to stay on top of myself with honesty and be very forthcoming, quickly admit when I’m wrong, you know? I have a whole system that works for me, and that’s part of my worldview now.
What I believe is to keep working. How a film performs at the box office is not in my control: what is in my control is my work, how much honesty I can bring on-screen. I am happy people love me.
My experience is authenticity and honesty always works best with people my age and younger, and even older. Millennials specifically really respond to keeping it real about your opinions.
In all honesty, I’m not able to talk about contracts. It’s nothing with ‘American Idol’ in particular, it’s just things I really need to take care of in my life.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
I think there’s a lot of honesty in that track. ‘Smalltown Boy’ was about leaving Glasgow but it was also about the people I had come to meet on my journey, especially when I was squatting in London.
Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
In all honesty, we all want our fantasy selves to be the best people. We all think in a time of crisis, we will react heroically and with humanity.
Acting means nothing unless it’s truth. And honesty.
I’m very true to the old punk ethics of honesty and truthfulness and integrity… and still be authentic.
Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
Honesty is the quality I value most in a friend. Not bluntness, but honesty with compassion.
In a girl I look for honesty above all, someone who I can carry on a conversation with, someone who has a good sense of humor, someone who’s true to herself, and to top it, someone who can get ready for a date in less than ten minutes.
You know, for most of its life bluegrass has had this stigma of being all straw hats and hay bales and not necessarily the most sophisticated form of music. Yet you can’t help responding to its honesty. It’s music that finds its way deep into your soul because it’s strings vibrating against wood and nothing else.
Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.
I just don’t think that I could be the kind of actor I want to be and not be honest with myself. Honesty is very important to me as an actor and as a person. I didn’t even think about it.
David Mamet’s writing is pretty spectacular, obviously. I like the honesty of it; I like how funny it is and how sad it is.
I think I’ve been called edgy – but in all honesty, there is a safety in what I do because I’m always the idiot. Unless you’re just listening to buzz words and not taking into account the context of the situation, you see I’m always the ignoramus.
You can hear some artists, hear five of their albums and still have no idea who they are. But if you’ve heard most of what I’ve recorded, you know me. You go from ‘Honesty’ to ‘Going Through Hell’ – you can listen to the hits, and they pretty much reflect who I am. ‘Take a Back Road’ is the same thing.
That’s the power of the good con artist: the ability to identify your deepest need and exploit it. It’s not about honesty or greed; we are all suckers for belief.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
I think acting’s very natural. It comes from a place of honesty, and if someone tries to teach you their way of doing it, that could be quite damaging.
I like people who enjoy life. I can’t stand women who play games. I lose interest very quickly. I prefer up-front honesty.
I take my fundamental cue from John Coltrane that says there must be a priority of integrity, honesty, decency, and mastery of craft.
Good music is timeless, and if you create with that honesty, it will last.
There’s an honesty in our lyrics, and that will never change.
I look around and pay attention to what around me is not being talked about, and then I talk about it with as much humour and honesty as I can. All my books have been that way.
Wealth is a thing, earned with honesty and justice. Its opposite is the Mammon of unrighteousness.
I want my brand and Bibi Bourelly to represent honesty.
But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding – concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting.
In every role that I do – whether I’m a teacher, actor or mentor – I do it with total dedication and as much honesty as I feel is required because there’s no alternative to honesty and hard work.
I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
I like who I am, trying to handle myself with integrity, character, honesty, treat people well and how I would like to be treated. And as long as I do those things, I can look at myself in the mirror and be proud of who I am at the end of each day.
I exist because I am expendable. In all honesty, it’s because if I get hurt, I can be replaced.
You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense.
In ‘Ta Chuma,’ we used folk language so that the honesty reflected in it can live in people’s hearts forever.
No one actually knows how popular you are or how people think of you until and unless a few of the people who like your work walk up to you and let you know that you are really good. You can see the honesty in their eyes.
Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.
I believe in reflecting honesty and reflecting reality in my music and making music that touches people emotionally – music that can bring us together.
Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress.
The problem is that even as you reveal the mysteries in your past, you are accumulating them in the present; complete honesty is the stuff of post-mortem, not autobiography.
Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
It’s about communication. It’s about honesty. It’s about treating people in the organization as deserving to know the facts. You don’t try to give them half the story. You don’t try to hide the story. You treat them as – as true equals, and you communicate and you communicate and communicate.
I don’t think you could change my father; he is a very strong character. He believes totally in honesty.
Please don’t compare me with Taher Shah. He is a joker, while I am an artiste – I am a model and an actress. Taher Shah comes, makes people laugh, and goes away. I work with a lot of honesty.
Marriage requires searing honesty at all costs. I learned that from my third wife.
There are really four ‘headlines’ for me: honesty, integrity, hard work, and what I call a ‘can-do’ attitude. You could call that ‘can-do’ attitude optimism, but it is not Pollyannaish optimism. Rather, it is a ‘we’ll figure it out’ type of mentality.
What I actually do put much more weight on, in all honesty, is not being critically acclaimed – it’s being respected by my OGs. When I talk to E-40 on the phone, every time I talk to him, I’m like, you know, if he tells me I’m doing good, I’m doing good.
Seek out a personal coach or mentor in the workplace. He/she should push you when you need it by encouraging and motivating you. Don’t be afraid of their honesty.
We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family.
I’m just a total nerd, in all honesty. I’m a massive, insane record fan – that’s how I got into playing music. That’s why I wanted to make an album – I’m obsessed with how sides flow.
TV is a major force in our lives – a FORCE. It must be handled very carefully, both its censure and its artistic honesty.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
If people feel misled or deceived, then sorry that they feel that way, but I believe that’s more due to their definition and construct of race in their own minds than it is to my integrity or honesty, because I wouldn’t say I’m African American, but I would say I’m black, and there’s a difference in those terms.
In the absence of honesty from the Conservative party leadership, it is Labour’s duty to spell out the very real consequences of a no-deal Brexit. It is also our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent it.
I believe family first. Blood is thicker than water. I grew up like that, and I want to continue to keep that goal in my heart. Just family first! Just honesty, integrity, and respect. All of that. I live by the code of those things. If you do that you’ll be fine.
I think what kids who like heavy music are really looking for is the honesty and candour of it.
When I go home, I try to raise my children with honesty and integrity and teach them to take care of the world and of each other.
Eminem has been someone that I’ve always considered the greatest ever, to ever do it. You know what I mean? In every aspect, the storytelling abilities, lyrical ability, honesty. You can hear it in my music that I’m heavily influenced by that.
I feel like I have some stuff that matches ‘Fight Song,’ not in necessarily the message exactly but in the emotion and honesty.
I believe in accessibility. I believe in honesty and a culture that supports that. And you can’t have that if you’re not open to receiving feedback.
Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get.
Honesty is a complex and tricky thing, and we don’t want to be honest all the time.
If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
I returned to India because I believe in an India of honesty and hard work, not of corruption and crookedness. I believe in an India of openness and straightforwardness, not of hypocrisy and double-dealing. I believe in an India where opportunities are available to all, and not just to a chosen few.
I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.
Do what is right… do it with honesty and vigor. Be creative – that’s important. Don’t follow what other people are doing.
That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet.
There’s an old actor’s saying about how you don’t work with children or animals. I disagree with both of them. Some of the best times I’ve ever had were working with kids because there’s an honesty to them.
I’ve done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
To me, when you’re crying, you’re aligned with some sort of truth. Some inner truth. That’s why you cry. You identify. It’s just ultimate honesty.
The funniest things just come from honesty. We have a tendency to see female characters as representative of something larger than what they are, when male characters are just characters.
I like honesty and fair play.
I guess if you try to write with honesty and emotional truth, then that will resonate no matter what the age of the viewer.
Modesty is good. But not when it comes at the cost of honesty.
A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.
My grandfather was an amazing man. You talk about character and integrity, everyone who knew him, whether they agreed with him or not, said, ‘George Romney is a good man, and he sticks to his principles: a man of honesty and hard work, integrity.’
The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
In a way, there’s nothing new under the sun, so anything you write about has been written about by other people. All you can do is bring yourself to it, bring as much honesty as you can to it.
Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left.
I was determined not to sit around and watch my life deteriorate. I kept reaching out in hope and honesty that someone would find me. I never gave up hope. I fell flat on my face and got up again.
I have built my reputation on honesty, I have sometimes been too honest.
The basis of my politics is, first of all, fairness and honesty.
‘Blue Valentine,’ Derek Cianfrance’s emotional gunslinger of a film, tears into the topic of moribund marriages with an honesty that’s hard to come by in Hollywood these days.
In all honesty, titles are an embarrassment to me.
I think the number one thing that I find important is the importance of honesty with your friends and your parents, if you can be. But I think that telling people how you really feel, being who you truly are, being safe and taking care of yourself is the most important thing.
Trump’s behavior is conscienceless, showing utter disregard for the safety of others, consistent irresponsibility, callousness, cynicism and disrespect of other human beings. Contempt for truth and honesty, and for norms, rules and laws. A complete inability to feel remorse, or guilt.
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.
Women want honesty but sometimes get upset if you are honest, so you need to know when to be honest.
My parents, Arthur and Olwen, were honest, working-class people who raised my brother Arthur, sister June, and me with the values of that era – patriotism, stoicism, honesty, concern for your neighbours, and judging a man by what he did rather than what he had.
Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Kids have a weird honesty, especially in their reaction to things where a lot of older people who have matured have lost that.
I’d like to think my brand shares some of those characteristics we like to think of as classically American – a certain straightforwardness, honesty, a sense of humor, inclusiveness, practicality – all those great Yankee traits. And I don’t mean the baseball team.
What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendships with other women, and her honesty with men.
I think what’s captivating about me on the microphone is my honesty.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Misdeeds of a few players and certain people cannot and should not bring bad name to hundreds of players who participated in the I.P.L. with full honesty. The reputation of the I.P.L. cannot be tarnished by a few greedy individuals.
Honesty is the best policy; the only way out is deeper in: a candid confrontation with existence is dizzying, liberating.
I’m all of those things that I was brought up to really value: honesty, stick with it, don’t quit, don’t cut and run, stay in there. When you think things might fall apart, believe that you have enough for victory. That’s the stuff I have in me.
A real good artist learns to be a better person through all the changes they’ve been through. They keep their loving and honesty growing and learn to look at the world and not be full of hatred.
I stand by the principle of honesty, fair play, and trustworthiness.
I don’t really speak for anybody else’s music, and I don’t think I should, but I think the reason why people enjoy my music is because there’s a level of honesty and transparency that people can connect and relate to.
‘If Our Love Is Wrong’ is, quite simply, my coming out song, as I was trying to wrap my head around my sexuality and was starting to learn about songwriting, and that my honesty and my authenticity came from my personal experiences and writing about stuff that genuinely bugged me or upset me.
I feel honesty always works.
Honesty is wonderful, but I suspect it’s also overrated.
I enjoy the honesty of English football, because nobody gives up, and almost all the best players are here. Italian football is at the bottom because of all those scandals. Their league is not very interesting.
It is my conviction that secrets are more costly in the long run than honesty.
I can tell you in all honesty that I am highly connected to my family, my wife, and my three children, though I don’t get to spend dollops of hours with them.
Parents have no greater responsibility in this world than the bringing up of their children in the right way, and they will have no greater satisfaction as the years pass than to see those children grow in integrity and honesty and make something of their lives.
In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
I think it requires a bit of honesty, Swan Lake.
I am fortunate to have been well paid for an almost pathological honesty.
In all honesty, I didn’t love reading when I was a kid. I’d rather be running around in the woods or doing my best to scare the pants off all the children in the neighborhood by pretending my house was haunted or making them play Bloody Mary in the bathroom.
I’m God’s chosen child. I don’t worry or carry anything extra to feel the strength. I’ve always felt the power of God beside me. Your strength lies in instilling honesty, truth, and sincerity in you.
People think I’m rude. I’m not rude; I’m just not networking. It’s just honesty.
‘Honesty’ in social life is often used as a cover for rudeness. But there is quite a difference between being candid in what you’re talking about, and people voicing their insulting opinions under the name of honesty.
Coming out is a means of redefining oneself, of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social order with distinct values. Chief among these values is honesty.
Honesty is all you need.
The memoirs that have come out of Africa are sometimes startlingly beautiful, often urgent, and essentially life-affirming, but they are all performances of courage and honesty.
Honesty has always been very important to me.
I think honesty is an important thing when writing a song. If you can’t sing it with conviction, then no-one else is going to believe it.
Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon.
Examine the history of China for 2,000 years back, and then compare it with the Western history of fifty years! Does the government of these foreign countries present such a record of generosity, benevolence, loyalty, and honesty as ours?
Maybe sometimes you are punished for honesty, but I always prefer to be honest.
I believe in the importance of sincerity and emotion and honesty in TV, even when it’s goofy comedy.
Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others – how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
I want somebody like my mom. My mom is a very charitable woman. She’s the sweetest woman in the world. I’m looking for the second sweetest woman in the world. I’m looking for honesty and a big heart.
I guess I’m reasonably confident in all honesty. But I definitely don’t think I’m arrogant. I’m pretty down to earth, I mean I’m genuinely down to earth.
Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.
My dream is to be able to promote a message of honesty, whether with music or in anything that I’m doing. I don’t think to be a role model you have to be perfect.
It’s just about being honest. I listen to a lot of stuff that’s out there, some of which I wrote, and I’m like, ‘Where is that? Where’s the honesty?’ So that’s what I want to get to in my music now.
What people would qualify as R&B is, for me, just soul. And I love honesty and soul and heavy, crunchy beats that move you and make you breathe a little bit faster.
I’d much rather have the honesty than not. Because if you will say what’s on your mind and get it off your chest, then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage.
Life comes down to honesty and doing what’s right. That’s what’s most important.
Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
When the norm is decency, other virtues can thrive: integrity, honesty, compassion, kindness, and trust.
I wrote poetry before I wrote songs, and T.S. Eliot was my inspiration. I love his honesty and try to bring that to my own songwriting.
‘Eleanor’ was so much fun to write, because there’s a brutal honesty about her. She’s got no filters and no concept of social norms.
I stand by the principle of honesty, fair play, and trustworthiness.
The only responsible way to write about anything is with honesty.
Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
As a human, you tend to lose your calm at some point. But I ensured I was being myself through the journey. I feel people liked my honesty and casualness.
A lot of people have said that I’m super-snarky and mean. But honesty is the only way to get people to change. It’s very important to be constructively critical – give people alternatives and you’re giving them a new way to see themselves.
I think brutal honesty is extremely important. Don’t be afraid of being up-front about your feelings and your life.
The danger with genre is playing genre instead of playing the honesty of what’s going on.
Honesty is love.
For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I’m human and I’m normal – well, semi-normal.
‘Birdman’ came from a very beautiful side of me, from a part of honesty and surrender about things.
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.
Growing up in northern Kentucky, honesty, integrity and character were revered traits, and – with my family – I looked to the greatest generation of Americans who saved the world during World War II.
Without intellectual honesty, you can’t have a culture that’s willing to tolerate failure because people cling too much to an idea that likely will be bad or isn’t working and they feel like their reputation is tied up in it. They can’t admit failure.
An autobiography is not about pictures; it’s about the stories; it’s about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people’s privacy.
For me, honesty is a huge thing, and loyalty, when it comes to relationships.
I don’t want to sign something just because everyone is looking forward to what I sign next. When I take up a project, I am all in to deliver the best I can with sincerity and honesty.
My main trick is to work with amazing people. It’s a long and twisty journey, and you need people that really are amazing and have this rare gift of honesty and courage and really open up.
I think my confidence stems from my honesty. I’m brutally honest – about everything and even myself. I tell it as I think it. I’m not politically correct. I’m definitely not diplomatic. I get bashed up for what I say, but I don’t know any other way.
I don’t want to sign four films at a time, as acting is an art, and art cannot be done without honesty.
Former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the radical Islamist mullahs ruling Iran share many similarities, but honesty and negotiating in good faith are not among them.
The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
In all honesty, I just love car deadlifts.
I have always made music with passion, love and honesty.
Honesty and truth in writing is so important, and I think that YA writing above all is honest, and I think that appeals to anyone of any age.
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Honesty is not found in revealing the truth, but in understanding how deeply afraid of it we are. To become honest is in effect to become fully and robustly incarnated into powerlessness.
The stuff that I do and enjoy is normally quite similar to a lot of the stuff that psychics and spiritualists would enjoy themselves. I just have a different approach to wanting to find out how things really work, or a sense of, I guess, responsibility about honesty and so on.
I want to place morality, honesty and ethics at the center of my government’s preoccupations, of its councilors or all the principality’s decisions.
Stop-and-search has the potential to cause immense resentment and honesty to the police, with all the implications that has for generating distrust and ending co-operation from the public, if it is not used fairly.
I don’t think it’s more difficult for actors to have a good marriage than anyone. I think, in the end, a really important component of any relationship is honesty, and it also comes down to luck.
Truth, honesty, empowerment – it’s what I want for myself and my readers.
Most writers write from their own experiences. That is where the honesty and intensity of emotions come from.
If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does, he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating the best possible working conditions for his employees.
We have made such great friends at country radio. I think they love the honesty of ‘Fly’ and how raw and vulnerable it is.
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don’t expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty.
My theory is the root of a country artist is truth and honesty. For me, I look at Sam Hunt. The truth and the honest thing is we have southern roots, we were raised in a southern way, but we listen to Drake and other stuff, too.
Everyone appreciates me for my honesty. Why shouldn’t I speak my mind? I will not say I am blunt. I don’t speak about others.
I’m an actor so I approached my debut with as much honesty and integrity towards the character that I was given to play.
I’d like to think Fleabag’s honesty makes her heroic in spite of her actions.
I feel like my honesty gives people the freedom to talk about things they wouldn’t otherwise.
My career is based on openness and honesty.
Some of the sexiest things to me in a man are confidence, authenticity, honesty, kindness and masculinity.
Superstars come and go. I want to make sure I am always a producer’s actor. I may be refused to be called a great actor but I have never troubled any of my producers in my life. Honesty always catches the camera, and that is what my strength is.
Marriage largely entails love, respect, honesty, understanding and trust between two people, which only you can create for yourself to make it last.
Obviously, Kanye and I are very different in the way we express ourselves publicly. He’s so passionate… about art, about culture, about creativity. And he’s really good at it. And that honesty manifests itself in ways that are not politically correct, not socially acceptable sometimes.
My favorite series of ‘Peep Show’ is always the most recent one, which I can say with all honesty because I don’t write it. It gets better and better.
It’s more difficult to write a song about having your heart ripped out of your chest while you’re in love. Because it lacks honesty. And the honesty comes through in the music, it really does.
I had often wondered how to best decolonize my people… It must be done one human being at a time. Without that kind of help, Western society does not allow people to come to terms with their feelings. With honesty and therapy, my people can be made whole again.
It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man’s interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.
Empathy is important, openness, honesty, and an understanding for others.
Nobody wants to rock their own life. But, on the other hand, when your life does get rocked, it affords you a certain level of emotional honesty. It liberates you to be who you really are.
Marlon Brando was the major influence in my life, though I never met him. And my father – we didn’t get along, but he was an influence in terms of honesty and work ethic. That’s the greatest compliment I could pay him.
The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.
When I do documentaries, my best information ends up on the cutting-room floor. People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
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.
People like my honesty. When I’m sane, I’m very much myself.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.
I started to feel songwriting was pulling different pieces of my heart out – the more I started writing, the more there was honesty.
How precise you need to be when you’re in a comedy, and the honesty you need and to have those two things meet up and have the execution just right, I always found very difficult.
A trustee is held to something stricter than the morals of the market place. Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.
If you write songs and if you write music that’s very sincere and very honest, it’s pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
The traits I picked from my conversation with Captain Gopinath was his honesty. He was completely possessed at each stage by what he was doing. When he was in the army, he was possessed there. He was possessed when he started Udupi hotel or while doing agriculture. He is a perfectionist and he is very impatient.
Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.
The thread that ties together everything I love is honesty in the intention.
I can’t think of any shows I’ve watched about teenagers that has the same spirit that ‘Skins’ has, the same honesty about it.
People have said I played some pretty amazing gigs in the seventies, but in all honesty, I probably played one good show in three.
There’s a place for all types of country music as long as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
I will run an open government that speaks with honesty, seeks opinion, listens to its citizens.
It turns out that understanding the British public is not rocket science. The British appreciate honesty and they also have a bonkers, off-the-wall sense of humour like me.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders: Gerry Ford, Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty. We didn’t have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects in the output.
A child, from the time he can think, should think about all he sees, should suffer for all who cannot live with honesty, should work so that all men can be honest, and should be honest himself.
The thing that I think a lot of guys need to know how to do is not take your mother’s advice about honesty being the best policy. Listen to your cool, drunk uncle who tells you to lie. Those are the relationships that last.
Whatever you go into, you have to go in there to be the best. There’s no formulas. It’s all about passion and honesty and hard work. It might look glamorous, but it takes a lot of hard work. The blessing with the arts is that you can do it forever.
I don’t believe in honesty at all costs.
I’m such a fan of actors and also enjoy watching them work so that I can help their acting in any way I can. Sometimes it walks a tricky line because you want to be entertaining to some degree. But honesty is always entertaining to me. I’m a big Woody Allen and Spike Lee fan, and I find their films to be very honest.
The power of real debate is in the language and intellectual honesty of the debaters, alongside the engagement of spectators.
I’m a big fan of honesty and being real, so to me, it seemed like Wynonna was a very human character in a very supernatural circumstance. I was like, ‘I can do that!’
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
I hate the idea of people nicking my stuff, but in all honesty, I’m pretty well off. If a genuinely desperate man on his last gasp nicks my coat from the pub on a freezing night, well, he’s welcome to it. It’ll change his life. Mine’s only inconvenienced by having to buy another one.
The honesty of my material and my being vulnerable was from Richard Pryor. He doesn’t mind talking about his life, which is why I think he was one of the dopest to ever do it.
We talk about honesty, but the reality is we have lots of human values, and they are not all compatible. We don’t always tell the truth about everything, no matter what the consequences.
I believe the foundation of love is based on honesty and truth.
When the modern movement began, starting perhaps with the paintings of Manet and the poetry of Baudelaire and Rimbaud, what distinguished the modern movement was the enormous honesty that writers, painters and playwrights displayed about themselves. The bourgeois novel flinches from such notions.
The most powerful, most insightful, and most important part of my music is honesty and inclusiveness with my fans – giving them as deep a story as I can give them.
I know that I need honesty from the people I interview. I also know that the truth is more interesting than made up stuff, and also, people don’t connect with you if you’re not honest.
The bourgeois novel is the greatest enemy of truth and honesty that was ever invented. It’s a vast, sentimentalizing structure that reassures the reader, and at every point, offers the comfort of secure moral frameworks and recognizable characters.
I was big into grunge, like Nirvana and Hole, when I was younger, which has been a really huge inspiration because of its rawness and honesty.
People love that you’re human and that we’re frail and we face the same situations. Honesty tends to communicate with people better than standing up there like you have an ‘S’ on your chest.
When a stranger comes into our presence, then, first appearances are likely to enable us to anticipate his category and attributes, his ‘social identity’ – to use a term that is better than ‘social status’ because personal attributes such as ‘honesty’ are involved, as well as structural ones, like ‘occupation.’
A pick-up artist gave me a good piece of advice: the three most important things in a relationship are honesty, trust and respect, and if you don’t have those, you don’t have love.
I became Fantastic Negrito, and I felt like there was a rawness and an honesty in that music that I could relate to. That I was ready, finally, in my life to be that honest with myself.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
In all honesty, when you talk about ‘the gay community,’ you are talking about my community, haha.
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
I hope the people remember Dolce & Gabbana for the sensuality, for the Mediterranean sense, for our honesty to the life.
My dad likes my honesty and has always stood by me due to that.
And so it’s inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous honesty can only proclaim that if they don’t examine closely the things they believe.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
In all honesty, I’m not interested in records.
I admire honesty more than any other trait.
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Not really in all honesty because until you take control of your own health and go to your own doctor and have your own doctor tell you what’s going to work for you.
Although it may be true that the notion of teaching virtues such as honesty or integrity arouses little controversy, it is also true that vague consensus on the goodness of these virtues conceals a great deal of actual disagreement over their definitions.
The most important factors for any artist, is the honesty towards one’s craft, hard work and passion that guides them.
Selfless service to the people and resolution of their problems should be the top priority of local bodies representatives, as they can come up to the expectations of the people only through service, hard work, and honesty.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Honesty is always hip.
People are consuming more than ever, but I think they want a bit of honesty and depth. Adele, Gotye, Janelle Monae – they’re giving you a catchy song, but it’s also a challenging song at the same time.
I believe in the fact that an audience has one heart. I can just tell you one thing: If I sing the ‘Adagio,’ and I pull it out with all the honesty I have – whether they’re Japanese, Italian, American or Belgian or French – they will react in the same way.
I wanted to create a body of work that I was proud of. It’s come from honesty and integrity, without forcing anything from myself, the ideas had to come instinctively and organically. Whether that translates to people in that way, it’s kind of out of my hands now.
Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.
I think my love of truth and honesty forces me to notice that the liberal intelligentsia of Western countries is betraying itself where Islam is concerned.
I can sleep fine at night knowing that even though my honesty might not translate very diplomatically, the words I speak have good intent, and I live my life with great integrity.
In all honesty plastic surgery these days goes hand-in-hand with beauty maintenance. It’s nothing new. Who I am, my body, I was not created from surgery, at all, whatsoever.
Honesty lies in understanding our close and necessary relationship with not wanting to hear the truth.
I dabbled in things like Howlin’ Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I’d been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.
I think probably honesty is the biggest quality I look for in a relationship. Being exactly who you are with the other person.
Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite – a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood.
We at the NRA embrace and hold dear what makes us uniquely American. Family, responsibility, patriotism, mutual respect, honesty, civic duty.
I like the honesty about direct selling because it openly tells people the way to get rich is residual income: Get paid tomorrow for something you did yesterday – and let it accumulate.
I know people said I wasn’t selling out in America, but that was entirely untrue. We sold out all over the world, and every night I looked out into the fans and those front rows that you’re talking about, the tears, the honesty, the inability to not be completely overjoyed because they felt accepted.
For me, any fiction of nobles and swords necessarily has to be a story of corruption, injustice and savagely violent conflict – because any other treatment is going to have all the heft and realistic honesty of a bedtime fairy tale for five year olds.
I love movie musicals because I think there is an amount of emotional honesty that’s needed to portray someone who feels so deeply that all they can do is break into song.
In all honesty, my favorite place to write is an anonymous, cheap hotel in a city or town where nobody knows me, the wireless service is spotty, and the adjoining gas station has coffee, beer and junk food.
Justice can rarely exist without honesty.
Acting is all about truth and honesty, and the sensitivity that’s capable of transporting you.
Loyalty and honesty, those are important.
Three simple words – freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
The Audrey you saw in her films and in her advocacy for children is who and what she really was and what, I think, we all sensed was an extraordinary honesty of emotion.
Branding jails corporate America, but honesty sets entrepreneurs free.
Something that I’ve always been really keen on representing is some honesty with the way that we view ourselves. That’s something I’ve always appreciated watching actors that I’ve looked up to, is when they look like you and me, or they have a funny elbow, or they have, you know, a hairy face.