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Dishonesty Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Dishonesty are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

Related topics: Cynical

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen.
It is not enough to do your own job.
There's no particular virtue in that.
Democracy isn't a gift.
It's a responsibility.
- Dalton Trumbo

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr

 

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty;
inaccuracy,
of dishonesty.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is
an act of clear dishonesty.
You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
- Horace Mann

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
- John Steinbeck


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Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
- Plato

Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising
has proved very unprofitable.
- Leo Burnett

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies;
history has no place for them.
- Norodom Sihanouk

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself,
were it possible.
- George Bancroft

I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery,
homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.
- Jerry Falwell

There are some things that we know are just not as
pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves,
and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone
endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives.
- Todd Rundgren

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about
bad men not looking you in the face.
Don't trust that conventional idea.
Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week,
if there is anything to be got by it.
- Charles Dickens

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

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

It is dishonest the way that people suddenly think they've found guitars,
and wear their guitar as a badge.
- Pete Waterman

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed,
or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
- Ivan Goncharov

If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks,
I think it would be dishonest.
- Eric Bogosian

Anger cannot be dishonest.
- Marcus Aurelius

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment,
the other for all time.
- Chilon

Political advertising ought to be stopped.
It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left.
It's totally dishonest.
- David Ogilvy

A composite is a euphemism for a lie.
It's disorderly.
It's dishonest and it's not journalism.
- Fred W. Friendly

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 law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest.
That would seriously interfere with business.
- Clarence Darrow

There's a certain point, when you're writing autobiographical stuff,
where you don't want to misrepresent yourself.
It would be dishonest.
- Mark Strand

We do many things at the federal level that would be
considered dishonest and illegal if done in the private sector.
- Donald T. Regan

It's dishonest to say we're doing everything we can
for our seniors when there is so much more we can.
- John B. Larson

But I think doctors have always been either honest or dishonest.
- Leonard Baskin

I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because
I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality
of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.
- Keith Miller

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
Nothing is often a good thing to say,
and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

I'm not going to let people get away with either a
dishonest or inaccurate premise to what we're talking
about because I think that does the viewer a disturbance.
- Dan Abrams

It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent
to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not
allow his own wife to buy.
- David Ogilvy

A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation.
O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest,
as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!
- Henry Fielding

Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others,
no matter if he occupies a throne.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart,
free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

Nevertheless, the mode, the justification,
and all the games involved in this war were dishonest.
- Dario Fo

I think there's something inherently dishonest in trying
to go back and mess with the past.
- Len Wein

The men who made the war were profuse in their praises
of the man who kicked the P.M.
out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal,
dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
- John Burns

The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth.
But the case last studied suggests the question how
accurately the law operates in practice.
May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in
its working as to give a dishonest result?
- John Bates Clark

It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with
all the facts and judge the decisions that were made
with almost none of the facts,
or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud
of endless speculation of what might happen.
- Norm Coleman

I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist,
I think that's dishonest.
For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent
enough time tweaking my vocals,
I could sound like one.
But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing.
- Malcolm Wilson

I'm not trying to stay in the same place and I'm not
trying to compete with what's currently in fashion.
That would be dishonest.
But, at the same time, I'm different and the music
reflects that to some degree.
- Eddie Money

If I steal money from any person, there may be no harm
done from the mere transfer of possession;
he may not feel the loss,
or it may prevent him from using the money badly.
But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man,
that I make myself dishonest.
- William Kingdon Clifford

The most dangerous man to any government is the man
who is able to think things out...
without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos.
Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the
government he lives under is dishonest,
insane, intolerable.
- H. L. Mencken

It was a department where you had honesty and integrity
stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department.
If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop,
you were terrible.
We got rid of you as quickly as possible.
- Daryl Gates

Italians know about human nature - they understand
human nature perhaps better than anyone else does.
They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy
and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it;
to work around it.
- Donna Leon

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

I have never met anyone who did not support our troops.
Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone
or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.
But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest.
- Ron Paul

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder,
and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order,
achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order
that is struggling to exist and to be served.
- Jane Jacobs

Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest.
It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway.
Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think
in terms of emotions and sensations.
- Raymond Chandler

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

You can, when you believe you can.
- Anonymous


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