Honesty—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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124 Page Quotation Collection on Honesty
This 124 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Honesty. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Honesty, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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When truth is buried, it grows, it chokes, it gathers such explosive force that on
the day it breaks out, it blows everything up with it.
The truth might hurt for a little while…but a lie hurts forever.
A mistake is something that happens accidentally. Cheating and lying are not
accidents; they are choices.
Be honest. This applies to every area of your life. Sketchiness is not an attractive trait. No more trying to cover up your baggage, sweeping things under the rug, withholding truth, blatant lying, or even telling seemingly ‘harmless’ white lies or half-truths—release the need to lie completely! Start NOW.
The big problem with lying is that it becomes an addiction. When you get away with a lie it often drives you to continue your deceptions, and in the process, we ruin
relationships, hurt others, lose our integrity, and lose our peace. Truth becomes a feared enemy of the liar. It’s a sick and tragic cycle that doesn’t ever have a happy ending.
What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.
If you want to help someone, tell him the truth. If you want to help yourself, tell him what he wants to hear.
Your life is a trajectory. Every choice you make alters that trajectory, in a positive or negative way. Will you categorize that dinner with friends as a business expense? Will you be honest with your daughter? Will you take more credit than you’re due? These are just the small questions that we face every day, and little by little, the answers influence the trajectory of our lives and beings.
—Donald Van de Mark
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
A recent survey revealed the following facts about student cheating: 78 percent of the students surveyed had cheated in school, and 93 percent weren’t caught. Reasons for cheating?
Didn’t seem like a big deal—66%
Competition for grades—44%
Didn’t think I’d get caught—16%
To get into a good college—12%
— Who’s Who Among American High School Students
When I went to school, all I had was a pencil and the kid next to me. And I think if he’d really applied himself, I could have been somebody.
Being honest may not get you a lot of FRIENDS but it’ll always get you the RIGHT ONES.
The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What’s wrong with this picture?
--Jef I. Richards
Women lie about weight, age and appearance, while men lie about achievements, connections and actions. Women think lies should end where love begins, and men see no particular connection between lying and loving. Women lie to ingratiate themselves—‘It’s Okay, leave ESPN on’ or ‘Of course I want you to spend time with your friends’—-while men lie to avoid confrontations or make power plays.
Men are superior at boasting (known in literary circles as narrative storytelling). And women are superior at the constant stream of half-lies that soothe social interplay. While usually altruistic, these feminine lies can also reflect malicious glee. (‘Wow, I didn’t know culottes were back. And you found some in seersucker!’) Women speak more honestly about people behind their backs, while men consider such blunt assessments catty or disloyal. While they feel betrayed by men’s black lies, women spend a lot of time coaching men to tell them white lies, such as: ‘Yes, your boss is a jerk’ and ‘No, you are not too fat for those pants.’
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