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Top 100 Sayings About An Honest Man

#1. The idea that man is a tabula rasa, or Mao's sheet of blank paper upon which the most beautiful characters can be written, is an old one with disastrous implications. I do not think though that the cults you mention could survive honest thought about human nature. - Author: Theodore Dalrymple
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#2. An honest man may really love a pretty girl, but only an idiot marries her merely because she is pretty. - Author: Lord Chesterfield
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#3. To an honest man, it is an honor to have remembered his duty. - Author: Plautus
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#4. An honest man is always a child.
[Lat., Semper bonus homo tiro est.] - Author: Martial
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#5. An honest man nearly always thinks justly. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#6. You cannot con an honest man. - Author: Ally Carter
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#7. An honest man and an honest woman may be insulted, but to tell a thief he's a thief is simply la constatation d'un fait. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#8. An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind. - Author: John Mellencamp
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#9. You are an honest and honorable man, Lord Eddard. Ofttimes I forget that. I have met so few of them in my life." He glanced around the cell. "When I see what honesty and honor have won you, I understand why. - Author: George R R Martin
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#10. Who knew that the path to a womans heart was through the soul of an honest man? - Author: Melissa De La Cruz
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#11. He's an honest man - you could shoot craps with him over the telephone. - Author: Earl Wilson
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#12. Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#13. An honest man is always a child. - Author: Socrates
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#14. I am an honest man by nature, but as I live in society I try not to arouse anyone's resentment and sometimes I am compelled to lie in this endeavour. As soon as honesty becomes compatible with daily social life, I will stop telling such lies. - Author: Soseki Natsume
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#15. With a woman, always make good use of a secret. She will be proportionally grateful to you, like a scoundrel who grants his respect to an honest man he has been unable to swindle. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#16. Man is his own star, and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light. - Author: John Fletcher
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#17. You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him. - Author: Confucius
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#18. Let's have an honest conversation about what's going on. A man and a man at a bar looks like mentoring. A man and a woman at a bar looks like dating. - Author: Sheryl Sandberg
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#19. God defend me from being an honest man according to the description which every day I see made by each man to his own glorification - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#20. I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie. Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself, 'Man, you were so honest - can't you have some fun? Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie, I'll be punished. - Author: Willem Dafoe
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#21. A rogue does not laugh in the same way that an honest man does; a hypocrite does not shed the tears of a man of good faith. All falsehood is a mask; and however well made the mask may be, with a little attention we may always succeed in distinguishing it from the true face. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#22. A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#23. A man should know about himself two or three things: whether he is a coward; whether he is an honest man or given to lies; whether he is an ambitious man. One should define oneself first of all in those terms, and only then in terms of culture, race, creed. - Author: Joseph Brodsky
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#24. In a kingdom of thieves, the ways of an honest man will always be a crime. - Author: Dennis Adonis
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#25. Women love an honest man. - Author: Rita Ora
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#26. Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man. - Author: Richard Whately
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#27. So an honest man is the common enemy. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#28. Phooey, I say, on all white-shoe college boys who edit their campus literary magazines. Give me an honest con man any day. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#29. Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for the trickster and catch him at the first attempt, but beware of an honest man. (said by the author to be a Somali saying) - Author: Louis L'Amour
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#30. An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going. - Author: Francis Crick
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#31. I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man. - Author: Sam Houston
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#32. I call God to witness that as a private person I have done nothing unbeseeming an honest man, nor, as I bear the place of a public man, have I done anything unworthy of my place. - Author: Francis Walsingham
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#33. A thief, though rich, will continue to steal, but an honest man, though poor, will ever seek to pay his debts. - Author: John Andreas Widtsoe
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#34. A good man is not a perfect man; a good man is an honest man, faithful and unhesitatingly responsive to the voice of God in his life. - Author: John Fisher
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#35. If you start walking to find an honest man, take lots of food and clothes with you as this will be a very long walking! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#36. For a man who walks in the light, to stay humble is not to walk in the dark; you don't need to project yourself to be thought an honest man. - Author: Mike Norton
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#37. Necessity makes an honest man a knave. - Author: Daniel Defoe
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#38. If there's an honest man in this world, I haven't seen his carpentry. - Author: Rodney Gomez
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#39. An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country. - Author: Henry Wotton
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#40. an honest man is the man who keeps his own counsel, and will not divide the plunder. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#41. Give a wise man an honest brief to plead and his eloquence is no remarkable achievement. - Author: Euripides
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#42. Dear dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear, so I'm trying my best not to be afraid. - Author: Frank Abagnale
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#43. Good men and bad men alike are capable of weakness. The difference is simply that a bad man will be proud all his life of one good deed - while an honest man is hardly aware of his good acts, but remembers a single sin for years on end. - Author: Vasily Grossman
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#44. Tragedy is the common lot of man. 'So many people have lost children' I remind myself. pp 178-179
This tragedy is such an inextricable part of my story that it cannot be left out of an honest record. Suffering - no matter how multiplied - is always individual. p 179 - Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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#45. The mark of an honest man ... is that he means what he says and knows what he means. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#46. This is my thesis: Do you know what is needful to turn an honest man into a rogue! A change of scene
a moment's forgetfulness suffice. - Author: Andre Gide
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#47. Many an honest man practices upon himself an amount of deceit sufficient, if practised upon another, and in a little different way, to send him to the state prison. - Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
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#48. A good man will find that there is goodness in the world; an honest man will find that there is honesty in the world; and a man of principle will find principle and integrity in the hearts
of others. - Author: Albert Pike
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#49. If Nietzsche is correct, that to shame a man is to kill him, then any honest attempt at autobiography will be an act of self-destruction. - Author: Albert Camus
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#50. I simply wish to offer my fart-helt apologies, sir, for you're just an honest man doin' your job, and I'm a dishonest lad doin' mine, and of the two, you have far more reason to hang your head high than does I. - Author: Peter David
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#51. a rogue can generally express himself better than an honest man. - Author: G.A. Henty
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#52. A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue. - Author: Aristophanes
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#53. This idea that you can't be an honest man and a Washington politician is a myth, a crock made up by sellouts and careerist hacks who don't stand for anything and are impatient with people who do. It's possible to do this job with honor and dignity. - Author: Matt Taibbi
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#54. But I tell you what it is; an honest and sensitive man is open; and a business man 'listens and goes on eating' you up. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#55. Women love an honest man. An honest man that isn't afraid to say, 'Men get hurt too.' And a lot of men don't admit that. - Author: Rita Ora
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#56. EXCEPTION, n. A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#57. You are an honest and honorable man ... Ofttimes I forget that. I have met so few of them in my life. - Author: George R R Martin
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#58. I'd rather get bad news from an honest man than lies from a flatterer, - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#59. A serpent is a serpent, and none the less a viper, because it is nestled in the bosom of an honest-hearted man. - Author: Martin Delany
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#60. An ambassador', quipped Sir Henry Wootton, 'is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. - Author: Norman Davies
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#61. At one time or another, almost every politician needs an honest man so badly that, like a ravenous wolf, he breaks into a sheep-fold: not to devour the ram he has stolen, however, but rather to conceal himself behind its wooly back. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#62. I always tell my wife, 'If you're ever looking for something to put on my gravestone, put down, 'He was an honest man, and he never held a grudge.' - Author: Doug Harvey
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#63. I have no idea what the mind of a lowlife scoundrel is like, but I know what the mind of an honest man is like; it is terrifying. - Author: Abel Hermant
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#64. I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings and strictly honest, who complained of hard luck. A good character, good habits and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all ill-luck that fools ever dreamed. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#65. The minister was an honest man so far as he knew himself and honesty, and did not relish this form of submission. But he did not ask himself where was the difference between accepting the word of man and accepting man's explanation of the word of God! - Author: George MacDonald
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#66. I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes, Montaigne, who thought a man's real task was to render as honest an account of himself as he could. - Author: Robert Sheckley
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#67. An honest man always values earning honor over wealth. - Author: Rembrandt
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#68. I am an honest, God-fearing man who is intensely dedicated to being the best person I can be on and off the football field. - Author: Ricky Williams
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#69. They don't keep their promises in the promised land, its getting mighty hard to find an honest man. - Author: Don McLean
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#70. An honest man you may form of windle-straws, but to make a rogue you must have grist. - Author: Friedrich Schiller
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#71. The main trouble with being an honest man was that it lost you all your illusions. - Author: James Jones
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#72. You're going to think I'm being corny, but this is how I really feel: I hope my family and my friends will be able to say that I was an honest, kind and fairly decent man. - Author: John Wayne
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#73. There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens. - Author: Martin Van Buren
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#74. We're flimflam artists. But remember, sonny, you can't con people unless they're greedy to begin with. W. C. Fields had it right. You can't cheat an honest man. - Author: Sidney Sheldon
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#75. Just like my Uncle Charlie used to say, just before he sprung the trap: He said, You can't cheat and honest man! Never give a sucker an even break or smarten up a chump! - Author: W.C. Fields
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#76. A rich man is an honest man
no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave, to cheat mankind when he had no need of it: he has no occasion to press upon his integrity, nor so much as to touch upon the borders of dishonesty. - Author: Daniel Defoe
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#77. Give me an honest con man any day. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#78. There is no profit in deceit. An honest man knows revenge is not sweet. - Author: Robert Palmer
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#79. Is there a difference between a man who thinks that honesty is the best policy, and an honest man? - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#80. The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it ... try to fake three laughs in an hour
ha ha ha ha ha
they'll take you away, man. You can't. - Author: Lenny Bruce
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#81. I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#82. An honest man's the noblest work of God - Author: Alexander Pope
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#83. Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. Any man who is afraid to have his doctrine investigated is not only a coward but a hypocrite. - Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
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#84. A Good Man. Every night, like a question-and-answer prayer, my son and I recite ... What are you going to be? And he says ... An honest man. A fair man. A courageous man. And a good man. That's the most important thing, Papa. And my job is finally done. For the night. - Author: Carew Papritz
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#85. He was a fine man, my dear, but what is better, he was a brave and an honest one, and I was proud to be his friend. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#86. The man who believes that honesty is the best policy is not an honest man. - Author: Paul Hoffman
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#87. I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. - Author: George Washington
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#88. Saw the face of Robert Lee. Incredible eyes. An honest man, a simple man. Out of date. They all ride to glory, all the plumed knights. - Author: Michael Shaara
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#89. What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot today? - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#90. The Thief who has no opportunity to steal, thinks he is an Honest man. - Author: Anupam Kher
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#91. People who pay greater respect to a wealthy villain than to an honest, upright man in poverty, almost deserve to be enslaved; they plainly show that wealth, however it may be acquired, is, in their esteem, to be preferred to virtue. - Author: John Hancock
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#92. What is the world coming to when an honest man cannot burn corpses without suspicion? asked Nothing. - Author: Joe Abercrombie
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#93. You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#94. Now if you have proofs to bring forward, bring them forward, and your moral discourse as well; if you have no enthymemes, then fall back upon moral discourse: after all, it is more fitting for a good man to display himself as an honest fellow than as a subtle reasoner. - Author: Aristotle.
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#95. An honest and wise man is always a very simple man. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#96. For the traveler we see leaning on his neighbor is an honest and well-meaning man and full of melancholy, like those Chekhov characters so laden with virtues that they never know success in life. - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#97. An honest man will continue to be so though surrounded on all sides by rogues. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#98. Personal prudence, even when dictated by quite other than selfish considerations, surely is no special virtue in a military man; while an excessive love of glory, impassioning a less burning impulse, the honest sense of duty, is the first. - Author: Herman Melville
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#99. I lie without a mask, thus I am an honest man. - Author: Lionel Suggs
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#100. An honest man is a rare treasure. - Author: Jim Butcher
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