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People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.

Prefer loss before unjust gain: for that brings grief but once; this forever.

Put it out of the power of truth to give you an ill character. - If anybody reports you not to be an honest man let your practice give him the lie.

Refined policy has ever been the parent of confusion, and ever will be so, as long as the world endures. Plain good intention, which is as easily discovered at the first view as fraud is surely detected at last, is of no mean force in the government of mankind. Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and cementing principle.

The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty, seems to be chiefly the motive: the truly honest man does that from duty, which the man of honor does for the sake of character.

The honester the man, the worse luck.

The man who pauses in his honesty wants little of a villain.

The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.

The young man turned to him with a disarming candour, which instantly put him on his guard.

There is no terror in your threats; for I am armed so strong in honesty that they pass by me as the idle wind, which I respect not.

There is one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says 'yes', you know he is crooked.

To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.

To be honest, one must be inconsistent.

True honesty takes into account the claims of God as well as those of man; it renders to God the things that are God's, as well as to man the things that are man's.

True honor is to honesty what the court of chancery is to common law.

Wealth makes everything easy - honesty most of all.

What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.

When rogues fall out, honest men get into their own.

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