Quotes of Candor

“ 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 Fenimore Cooper

“ All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor. ”

- Walt Whitman

“ Candor is the brightest gem of criticism. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Clearness marks the sincerity of philosophers. ”

- Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

“ A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other. ”

- George MacDonald

“ There is no wisdom like frankness. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think. ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“ We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate. ”

- William James

“ Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant. ”

- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“ It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all. ”

- Johann Kaspar Lavater

“ To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion. ”

- George Eliot

“ You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Sincerity is the way to heaven. ”

- Mencius

“ Sincerity is the way of Heaven. ”

- Mencius

“ We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence. ”

- Andre Maurois

“ Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ 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 Fenimore Cooper

“ Satire has a great big glaring target. If successful, it blasts a great big hole in the center. Directness there must be and singleness of aim: it is all aim, all trajectory. ”

- Wyndham Lewis

“ Because they are generated in what may seem to be a very comfortable setting, the frequent candor has led to multitudes of embarrassing moments. ”

- Martha Stewart

“ Candor is always a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate. ”

- Wilhelm Stekel

“ We've got to have candor and talk about these things while we reject wild hypotheses. ”

- William Bennett

“ Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Sincerity is not to say everything you think but to mean everything you say. ”

- Unknown

“ The English think incompetence is the same thing as sincerity. ”

- Quentin Crisp

“ Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin. ”

- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“ Candor gives wings to strength. ”

- Motto

“ Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. ”

- John Christian Bovee
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