Honesty Quotes:Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. No legacy is so rich as honesty. Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.

 Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old honesty quotes, honesty sayings, and honesty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Honesty Quotes And Sayings


A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth.

Tagalog (Filipino) (on conscience)



A fair exchange is no robbery.

Scottish Proverb



A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

Gaelic (on friendship)



A loan through old is not a gift.

Hungarian (on indebtedness)



A man who never made a mistake never made anything.




An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.

Julius Caesar (c.102-44 BC)



Dally not with other folk’s spouses or money.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Don’t pretend to be something you aren’t.

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)


Famous Inspirational Honesty Quotes And Proverbs


Don’t take any wooden nickels.

American (on authenticity)




Following the path of least resistance is what makes both men and rivers crooked.

unknown – thanks to Brian Fierling



From the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Jesus Christ



Half the truth is often a whole lie.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



He that first cries out “stop thief” is often he that has stolen the treasure.

William Congreve (1670-1729)



He that steals an egg will steal an ox.

George Herbert (1593-1633)



Honesty is the best policy.

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)



It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood.

Danish (on comparable worth)



Keep conscience clear, then never fear.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.

George Chapman (c.1559-1634)


Top 10 Humorous Honesty Quotes And Proverbs


Let’s get things straight.




Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk.

Egyptian (on buying and selling)



No legacy is as rich as honesty.




Pay what you owe and what you’re worth you’ll know.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Possession is nine-tenths of the law.




The best thing about telling the truth is…you don’t have to remember what you said!

unknown, thanks to Georgie Bee



The contented person can never be ruined.

Chinese (on conscience)



The sting of a reproach is the truth of it.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



When a thief kisses you, count your teeth.




You can fool people some of the time, but you can’t fool them all of the time.

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)