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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Johnson
Laws are made to protect the trusting as well as the suspicious. Hugo Black
I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade. Menander
You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen. Jean-Paul Sartre
I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also. John McCain
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. Plutarch
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. Napoleon Bonaparte
It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Noel Coward
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. Baltasar Gracian
Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain. Billy Graham
Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity. Michel de Montaigne
Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin
Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman. James F. Cooper
It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter. William Hazlitt
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. George Bernard Shaw
An honest man is always a child. Socrates
A few honest men are better than numbers. Oliver Cromwell
If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage. Frank Moore Colby
Party honesty is party expediency. Grover Cleveland
Honor lies in honest toil. Grover Cleveland
I would rather have honesty and character than prestige and wealth. I can walk and ride the streets of this city, hold my head up, and look all men in the face. Samuel Jesse Battle
Any crooked bookkeeper's books are balanced. James E. Ferguson
I have always tried to believe what I said and say what I believe and I still do that. Edward Brooke
It is imperative to build a contingent of public servants who are politically reliable, professionally competent, and clean and honest, and have a good work style. Wen Jiabao
What we want is a moral revolution, not one that people associate with street riots and the disorganization of life. A transformation of attitudes that will introduce normal, moral order in the functioning of the state. An order whereby honesty is a positive value, and dishonesty a negative one. Lech Kaczynski
Washington could not tell a lie; Nixon could not tell the truth; Reagan cannot tell the difference. Mort Sahl
Take up the White Man's burden— In patience to abide, To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride; By open speech and simple, An hundred times made plain, To seek another's profit And work another's gain. Take up the White Man's burden— The savage wars of peace— Fill All the mouth of Famine, And bid the sickness cease. Rudyard Kipling
As long as dishonorable success outranks honest effort—as long as society bows and cringes before the great thieves, there will be little ones enough to fill the jails. Robert G. Ingersoll
Iranians find Americans easy to deal with because they are straightforward. That … could give Iranians an advantage in any negotiations. But for Americans to understand Iranians, they must recognize that with Iranians the mind thinks something, the head feels something else, the tongue says something else, and manners do something else. It doesn’t mean people are lying. They are just dealing with you with a different character. Muhammad Atrianfar
There is a political value in being honest and saying what you mean. Peter Beinart
We must declare that all the agreements that were signed are null and void. We must banish them from our conscience and trample them underfoot. We do not recognize them. Sameh Ashour
We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal. Theodore Roosevelt
Honest Graft Brooks Jackson
It’s better to be quotable than to be honest. Tom Stoppard
He who is dishonest with respect to speech, is dishonest in everything. Manu
Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction . . . if exercising their judgment with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong. Alexander Hamilton
America needs some honest men who dare to say what they think, not what they think people want them to think. George S. Patton
He that resolves to deal with none but honest men must leave off dealing. Anonymous
In Washington DC, most of the honest and courageous people are statues. Anonymous
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Knaves imagine nothing can be done without knavery. Anonymous
Big business does not want honest government. James Truslow Adams
Public business … must always be done by somebody…. If wise men decline it, others will not; if honest men refuse it, others will not. John Adams
The colonists did not realize it but you and I know that emigration … could have been stopped and all ports could have been closed. It was my duty to steer my precious bark through all the shoals and quirks regardless of the quirks and ridicule of the passengers. I knew what I was about—they did not. Stephen F. Austin
I say what I mean and do what I say. Ehud Barak
I always keep my word. Alben W. Barkley
We mean to make little business big, and all business honest, instead of striving to make Big Business little, and yet letting it remain dishonest. Albert J. Beveridge
It is very rarely that a man of brains, honor and good manners gets into public life. In most instances the man who holds an office is a rogue, a vulgarian or an ignoramus; commonly he is all three. Ambrose Bierce
As I watched some of the Watergate hearings I kept asking myself what all these people—[John] Dean and others—were doing there in the first place. Was there really an honest job that needed doing? Daniel J. Boorstin
We should never send another spy to the Soviet Union. Honesty is all that is necessary. William C. Bullitt
The people wish to be deceived; let them be deceived. Alfonso Carafa
[The test of government] ... is not how popular it is among the powerful and privileged few, but how honestly and fairly it deals with the many who must depend upon it. Jimmy Carter
Are you honest people or thieves? Jimmy Carter
He is only honest who is not discovered. Susanna Centilivre
All men prefer a false promise to a flat refusal. Quintus Tullius Cicero
The conscience of the people demands that the Indians within our boundaries shall be fairly and honestly treated as wards of the Government and their education and civilization promoted with a view to their ultimate citizenship. Grover Cleveland
The American people cannot be divided into parties on a question of simple morals or of common honesty. William B. Cockran
[Ross Perot] thinks that proclaiming honesty is the same as being honest. Richard Cohen
In addition to impartiality and honesty, people engaged in good offices must have the gift of good timing and a flawless sense of balance. Alvaro De Soto
Work—honest work—is not degrading. The man who by honest toil earns an honest living is a peer of the realm. Eugene V. Debs
Our citizens do not know whom to believe, and many of them have concluded that all the processes of government have become so compromised that honest government has been rendered impossible. Samuel J. Ervin Jr.
By honest I don't mean that you only tell what's true. But you make clear the entire situation. You make clear all the information that is required for somebody else who is intelligent to make up their mind. Richard P. Feynman
We underrate their honesty and overrate their intelligence. Edwin Lawrence Godkin
No matter what you do, be honest. That sticks out in Washington. Barry Goldwater
the most dishonest individual I ever met in my life. Barry Goldwater
He that resolves to deal with none but honest men, must leave off dealing. Thomas Fuller
It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune. Mohandas K. Gandhi
It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune. Mohandas K. Gandhi
Be Honest. Be Truthful. Be Loyal. Be Fraternal. Marcus Garvey
I learned I can't make promises I can't keep. I owe the people ... honesty. Ray Flynn
When a man tells me he's going to put all his cards on the table, I always look up his sleeve. Leslie Hore-Belisha
Mere law cannot reform Congress.... We must amend the Constitution to limit terms. Imagine the intellectual honesty and political courage that would be brought to bear on national problems, when men and women entering Congress knew with certainty they could not build a career in that place by currying favor with special interest groups. Gordon J. Humphrey
It ought not to be unpleasant to say that which one honestly believes or disbelieves. That it so constantly is painful to do so, is quite enough obstacle to the progress of mankind in that most valuable of all qualities, honesty of word or of deed Thomas Huxley
There is something wrong in a government where they who do the most have the least. There is something wrong when honesty wears a rag, and rascality a robe; when the loving, the tender, eat a crust, while the infamous sit at banquets. Robert G. Ingersoll
I have not observed men's honesty to increase with their riches. Thomas Jefferson
Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution? Thomas Jefferson
Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Thomas Jefferson
Honesty is praised and starved. Decimus Junius Juvenal
If the chief party ... be corrupt, you must follow their humor and indulge them, and in that case honesty and virtue are pernicious. Niccolo Machiavelli
The spirit of the times may alter, will alter. Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless. A single zealot may commence persecutor, and better men be his victims. It can never be too often repeated that the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest and ourselves united. Thomas Jefferson
I do not believe with the Rochefoucaults and the Montaignes that fourteen out of fifteen men are rogues. I believe a great abatement from that proportion may be made in favor of general honesty. Thomas Jefferson
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Thomas Jefferson
I once said that democracy is a discussion. But real discussion is only possible where men trust one another, and honestly seek the truth. Democracy is a conversation among equals, the thinking of free people open to complete publicity—the word "parliament" has a fine meaning, if only we could give it body! Tomas G. Masaryk
Most of us [members of Congress] are honest at all times, and all of us are honest most of the time. Charles McC. Mathias Jr.
I said what I said, but I shouldn’t have said it. Michael D. McCurry
Not knowing the answer is better than consciously misleading. Michael D. McCurry
Candor helps a lot. Michael D. McCurry
Be sensible, that is, cease to be honest. Thomas Francis Meagher
John isn't qualified to be vice president. He doesn't have the intellect. He doesn't have the stature. He doesn't have the honesty. He doesn't have the character that it takes. Evan Mecham
If experience teaches us anything it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. H. L. Mencken
Plutocracy [government by the wealthy] lacks all the essential characters of a true democracy: a clean tradition, culture, public spirit, honesty, honor, courage—above all, courage. H. L. Mencken
Mr. Reagan will raise taxes and so will I. He won't tell you. I just did. Walter F. Mondale
The time is coming when all businesses will have to be done with glass pockets. J. Pierpont Morgan
[Defining an honest politician:] ... a bastard who will stay bought. Sydney E. Mudd
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln; Phineas Taylor Barnum
If I, in my brief connection with public affairs, shall be wicked or foolish, and if you remain true and honest, you cannot be betrayed. My power is temporary; yours as eternal as the principles of liberty. Abraham Lincoln
Certainly he [Richard M. Nixon] is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. Walter Lippmann
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. Walter Lippmann
What is said in public [regarding ongoing political negotiations] is often very different than what is said in private. Mark Little
It is perhaps being economical with the truth. Robert Temple Armstrong
The word of a private person involves in misfortune only a single human being, while that of sovereigns can create calamities for entire nations. The question may therefore be summed up thus: Is it better that a nation should perish, or that a sovereign should break his treaty? Who can be stupid enough to hesitate in answering this question? Frederick II
The moral character of the Indians was (if I may be allowed the expression) uncontaminated. Their fidelity was perfect, and became proverbial. They were strictly honest; they despised deception and falsehood; and chastity was held in high 'veneration, and a violation of it was considered sacrilege. They were temperate in their desires, moderate in their passions, and candid and honorable in the expression of their sentiments, on every subject of importance Mary Jemison
Administrations of both parties lie. The question is the weightiness of the lies. Cornel West
What we can always say about the Carter Administration is that we told the truth, obeyed the law, and kept the peace. Walter F. Mondale
When a party shall make bond or conveyance, what he has named by word-of-mouth that shall hold good Rome
You don’t tell the truth just some of the time… The American people deserve the truth all of the time. John D. Rockefeller IV
I don’t make many mistakes but when I make one, it’s a beaut. Fiorello H. La Guardia
Academic freedom carries with it the right to heresy as well as the right to restate and defend the traditional views. Sidney Hook
The healing of a nation is a slow process that requires patience. It begins with truth telling, the confession of wrong-doing, the genuine respect for forgiveness and the willingness to accept the consequences of one's actions. Petero Mataca
A Popular Assembly without a Senate cannot be wise. A Senate without a Popular Assembly will not be honest. James Harrington
I certify and declare that the Account of the Population of the District for which I am Enumerator, contained in this Book, has been truly and faithfully taken by me, and that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the same is correct John Pearson
Honesty may not be the best policy, but it is worth trying once in a while Richard Nixon
Civil servants who tell the truth are fired and those who are incompetent are retained. Michael Howard
Facing the truth about the past is not always a pleasant adventure Kwaku Person-Lynn
Armed with purity of intentions and firmness of purpose, I may reasonably entertain the hope of being able to clear the administrative agency of all corruption and incompetency, and impart to it the maximum of honesty and efficiency. I now warn my officials of all ranks that I have fully made up my mind to put down corruption and intrigue wherever they may be found. Partap Singh
No city in the world can honest industry be more at a discount than in this capital of the government of the people Jane Grey Swisshelm
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them. Joseph Story
I claim, and fear no contradiction, that the women of this land are better qualified to exercise the suffrage with intelligence, honesty and patriotism than were any other class of citizens in the world at the time when it was conferred upon them. Anna Howard Shaw
A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal Jewish Proverb
An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue. Russian Proverb
A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal Jewish Proverb
Presidential politics has to be about truth telling and not pandering to the public. Paul O'Neill
We cannot see but a small depth into the heart of man, and can only discover the work of his tongue. Good Peter; Agwelondong
When you evaluate people critically, you bring danger upon yourself. Lao Tzu
One of the nice things about no longer being Secretary of State is that I can actually answer your questions. Madeleine Albright
I shall make honesty, capacity, and fidelity indispensable prerequisites to the bestowal of office, and the absence of either of these qualities shall be deemed sufficient cause for removal. Zachary Taylor
Human beings are unable to be honest with themselves about themselves. They cannot talk about themselves without embellishing Akira Kurosawa
Prosperity seldom chooses the side of the virtuous. Heloise
We suppose mankind more honest than they are. Alexander Hamilton
I am honest and sincere in my desire to do well, but the question is whether I know enough to accomplish what I desire. Grover Cleveland
If you teach your boy that it is right to buy a vote, it is an easy step for him to learn to use money to bribe or corrupt officials or trustees of any class. If you teach your boy that it is right to steal votes, it is an easy step for him to believe that it is right to steal whatever he may need or greatly desire. The results of such an influence will enter every branch of society, it will reach your bank cashiers, and affect positions of trust in every department; it will ultimately enter your courts, and affect the administrations of justice. John Knox
If somebody asks me where I stand, I tell them. And that's not a way to get elected, generally. Nobody's going to elect me president of the United States. What I'd like to do is to be able to influence the dialogue. I'm a citizen Michael Bloomberg
In the performance of your duties, neither be over-zealous, nor indifferent. When you do not know of a thing, say so plainly. In the narration of facts, refrain from poetising. Umar I; Umar Ibn Al-Khattab
Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity FBI
Our Pentagon has a reputation for not telling the truth. Michael Moore
Train any population rationally, and they will be rational. Furnish honest and useful employments to those so trained, and such employments they will greatly prefer to dishonest or injurious occupations. It is beyond all calculation the interest of every government to provide that training and that employment; and to provide both is easily practicable. Robert Owen
I suppose that an honest man shines more in politics than he does elsewhere. Mark Twain
Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house. Diogenes
The definition of a gaff is when a politician says what he really thinks. E. J. Dionne Jr.
Winston Churchill was willing to tell the people what they didn’t want to hear, and pay the political price for it…. That kind of leadership we don’t seem to have anymore. Niall Ferguson
If I knew the answer to that question, I would disclose it. Paul A. Volcker
Political Correctness: The valuation of sensitivity over truth. Bill Maher
Does success, a clean record and experience count for anything in Milwaukee? Daniel Webster Hoan
Better a hundred times an honest and capable administration of an erroneous policy than a corrupt and incapable administration of a good one. Edward John Phelps
We know that there can never be any solid friendship between individuals, or union between communities that is worth the name, unless the parties be persuaded of each other’s honesty. Thucydides
Pubic business must be done. It will be done one way or another. If wise men refuse it, others will not. If honest men refuse it, others will not. John Adams
The three things a Tammany leader most dreaded were in the ascending order of repulsiveness, the penitentiary, honest industry, and biography Edwin Lawrence Godkin
Good government Murray Seasongood
Never affirm anything unless you are sure it is true Teresa of Avila
Evidence that has surfaced has cast a black cloud of distrust over our entire society. Our citizens do not know whom to believe, and many of them have concluded that all the processes of government have become so compromised that honest government has been rendered impossible. Samuel J. Ervin Jr.
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat. They do not try to persuade at any cost. They appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority . . . Jacob Bronowski
It has always seemed strange to me. The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. John Steinbeck
… no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted for a moment, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support Lysander Spooner
I will improve the economy. At least, I think I can. Chen Shui-bian
England is surrounded by enemies—by real enemies who hate her. Why? Because she tries to be honest; and she tries to be free. George Augustus Henry Sala
Good Heavens! What liberties I have been taking with one of the potentates of the earth, and the man on whose conduct more important consequences depend than on that of any other historical personage of the century! But with whom is an American citizen entitled to take a liberty, if not with his own chief magistrate? However, lest the above allusions to President Lincoln's little peculiarities (already well known to the country and to the world) should be misinterpreted, I deem it proper to say a word or two, in regard to him, of unfeigned respect and measurable confidence. He is evidently a man of keen faculties, and, what is still more to the purpose, of powerful character. As to his integrity, the people have that intuition of it which is never deceived. Before he actually entered upon his great office, and for a considerable time afterwards, there is no reason to suppose that he adequately estimated the gigantic task about to be imposed on him, or, at least, had any distinct idea how it was to be managed; and I presume there may have been more than one veteran politician who proposed to himself to take the power out of President Lincoln's hands into his own, leaving our honest friend only the public responsibility for the good or ill success of the career. The extremely imperfect development of his statesmanly qualities, at that period, may have justified such designs. But the president is teachable by events, and had now spent a year in a very arduous course of education; he has a flexible mind, capable of much expansion, and convertible towards far loftier studies and activities than those of his early life; and if he came to Washington a backwoods humorist, he has already transformed himself into as good a statesman (to speak moderately) as his prime minister. Nathaniel Hawthorne
There is nothing more frightening to a political satirist than an honest administration. Mark Russell
I found the clerks mainly earnest, mainly honest, anxious to do the right thing — very hard working, very attentive. I do not refer to swell officials — the men who wear the decorations, get the fat salaries. I refer to the average clerks, the obscure crowd, who after all run the government: they are on the square. Walt Whitman
My greatest fear has always been that I would be afraid - afraid physically or mentally or morally and allow myself to be influenced by fear instead of by my honest convictions. Eleanor Roosevelt
Right here in this heart and home and fountain-head of law--in this great factory where are forged those rules that create good order and compel virtue and honesty in the other communities of the land, rascality achieves its highest perfection. Here rewards are conferred for conniving at dishonesty, but never for exposing it Mark Twain
An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere. Mark Twain
It has now become the doctrine of a large class of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement. Anthony Trollope
This above all,--to thine own self be true; and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare
The world prefers decorum to honesty. George Meredith
Where wealth accrues honorably, the people are always silent partners. Andrew Carnegie
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Franklin D. Roosevelt
We tell only part of a man's qualities in his presence, and all of them when he is not present. Shlomo ben Yitzchak; Rashi
American political opportunities are heavily loaded against those who are simultaneously intelligent and honest. Richard Dawkins
With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men. Clarence Darrow
The House is composed of very good men, not shining, but honest and reasonably well-informed, and in time will be found to improve, and not much inferior in eloquence, science, and dignity, to the British Commons. They are patriotic enough, and I believe there are more stupid (as well as more shining) people in the latter, in proportion. Fisher Ames
… all governments must frequently infringe the rules of justice to support themselves; that truth must give way to dissimulation, honesty to convenience, and humanity itself to the reigning interest. The whole of this mystery of iniquity is called the reason of state. It is a reason which I own I cannot penetrate. Edmund Burke
He’s not a typical politician. He speaks his mind. David Brooks
Trust: Our system of government does not function without it. Barack Obama
To safeguard the people's money what we call red tape is tied around all government activity until the really efficient honest public servant has a somewhat difficult time, but we are still laboring under the theory that the majority of the world is dishonest. Eleanor Roosevelt
I really do not believe that an intelligence organization in this government is able to deliver an honest analytical product without facing the risk of political contention. John Huizenga
Learn to say, “I don’t know.” Donald Rumsfeld
I don’t care how honest a man is. If he is timid, he is no good. Theodore Roosevelt
I must say to you that the state of the Union is not good. Gerald R. Ford
Statements of honesty in Washington can only go so far when you are employed. Robert Gibbs
Today we need a special kind of courage. Not the kind needed in battle, but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right, everything that is true and honest. We need the kind of courage that can withstand the subtle corruption of the cynics, so that we can show the world that we are not afraid of the future. Elizabeth II
… in politics, just as anywhere else in life, it is impossible and it would not be sensible always to say everything bluntly. Yet that does not mean one has to lie. What is needed here are tact, instinct and good taste. Vaclav Havel
The real "haves" are they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. Eric Hoffer
If we had paused to tell the people that we were Marxist-Leninists while we were on Pico Turquino and not yet strong, it is possible that we would never have been able to descend to the plains…. I am a Marxist-Leninist, and I will be a Marxist-Leninist until the last days of my life. Fidel Castro
Honor to a Spaniard, no matter how dishonest, is as real a thing as water, wine, or olive oil. There is honor among pickpockets and honor among whores. It is simply that the standards differ. Ernest Hemingway
I am sorry to say I do doubt the honesty of many men that are called good at home, that have given themselves up to serve a party. David Crockett
It is not right to speak of the Socialist countries (and even the Soviet Union) as if everything always went well in them … In actual fact, in all the Socialist countries, difficulties, contradictions and new problems, which must be presented to their effective reality, are arising all the time. Palmiro Togliatti
The Jews of Banu Awf (non-Muslim minorities) shall be considered a community along with the believers. They shall be guaranteed the right of religious freedom along with the Muslims. The right shall be conferred on their associates as well as themselves except those who are guilty of oppression or the violators of treaties. The Jews of Aws (one of the basic constituent members of this document) and their allies shall possess the same constitutional status as the other parties to this document, with a condition that they should thoroughly sincere and honest in their dealing with the parties. Muhammad
If any dispute arises among the parties to this document from which any quarrel may be feared, it shall be referred to God and to Muhammad (Peace be upon them), the Messenger of God for the final and absolute decision. Muhammad
Lenin's conscience consisted in putting himself outside the boundaries of human conscience in all dealings with his foes; and in thus rejecting all principles of honesty he remained honest with himself. Victor Mikhailovich Chernov
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation Benjamin Disraeli
We will stand by our friends and administer a stinging rebuke to men or parties who are either indifferent, negligent, or hostile, and, wherever opportunity affords, to secure the election of intelligent, honest, earnest trade unionists, with clear, unblemished, paid-up union cards in their possession. Samuel Gompers
Never act in breach of trust ., Live morally, do not aspire for other's Wealth, Women and God ., Consume according to your requirements and contribute the rest to the society Earn wealth through honest and truthful work. Basava
The convictions of the multitudes … are sincere convictions. They are, as we know, sometimes disastrously erroneous; but they are also disastrously honest. Norman Angell
All you have to do is look at Congress’s approval ratings. It’s normal that it’s low. It’s not normal that it is 9 percent or 11 percent or 13 percent. We’ve given up our legitimacy. Legitimacy is about being honest on the issues, not being partisan. Tom Coburn
The NSA has shown, time and time again, it will seize on any wiggle room in the law . Mark Udall
Schimmelpenninck is too virtuous for the century in which we live. Napoleon Bonaparte
The best citizens were supposed to desire honest men in office, men who would not take bribes, men who would appoint high-minded men as their subordinates, men who would look after the public interest, see that public charities were well supported. William Allan White
The great principles of the Democratic Party: Honesty in Government; All Public Office is a Public Trust; Equal Rights to All Men, and Special Privilege to None; Fair and Equal Taxation; An Open Door of Opportunity to the Humblest Citizen in all the Land; Loyalty at Home, Courage and Honor and Helpfulness Abroad John W. Davis
Governor [Myron] Herrick is not a bad man; he is simply weak. He is one of those men who can do dishonest things honestly. Lincoln Steffens
A dollar approaches honesty as its purchasing power approaches stability. William Jennings Bryan
No man could earn a million dollars honestly. William Jennings Bryan
No one ever made a million dollars honestly. William Jennings Bryan
No man can make a million dollars honestly. William Jennings Bryan
Let us talk honestly. You know that your troops are in Laos; we know it; the Lao people know it; and the world knows it. W. Averell Harriman
We don't print the truth. We don't pretend to print the truth. We print what people tell us. It's up to the public to decide what's the truth. Benjamin C. Bradlee
Truth is the glue that holds government together. Compromise is the oil that makes governments go. Gerald R. Ford
You can't adopt politics as a profession and remain honest. Louis McHenry Howe
He who speaks the truth must keep one foot in the stirrup. Turkish Proverb
Unlike 30 years ago, people now admire the wealth of the West and lament the poverty of China; they stare awestruck at the power of the Western armies and scorn the cowardice of the Imperial troops; they enjoy the fairness and ease of the Customs and detest the fault-finding of China’s own tax collectors; they praise the orderly governance of the Western-Administered cities, and resent the harassment of our officials, big and small. Zhang Zhidong
The man who might have written on this card once controlled Europe—three short years ago when you were born. Today he is dead, his memory despised, his country in ruins. He had a thirst for power, a low opinion of man as an individual, and a fear of intellectual honesty. He was a force for evil in the world. His passing, his defeat—a boon to mankind. But thousands died that it might be so. The price for ridding society of bad is always high. Love, Daddy Richard Helms
The Gross National Product - if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities… Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. Robert Kennedy
Get the money out fast and do it honestly. Harry Hopkins
He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things absolutely out of his senses. Benjamin Franklin
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonestly: the man who respects it has earned it. Ayn Rand
How many terrorist attacks has TSA thwarted? We're never going to know the true answer to that question. Jeh Johnson
If I'm elected, at the end of four years or eight years I hope the people will say, "You know, Jimmy Carter made a lot of mistakes, but he never told a lie." Jimmy Carter
The twelfth article is of high honesty To every mason wheresoever he be, He shall not his fellows' work deprave, If that he will his honesty save; With honest words he it commend, Freemasonry

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