Quotes of Dishonesty

“ Bad literature is a form of treason. ”

- Joseph Brodsky

“ They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls. ”

- Sir Edward Coke

“ There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. ”

- George Carlin

“ Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. ”

- Charles Simmons

“ Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible. ”

- George Bancroft

“ Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect. ”

- Stephen B. Leacock

“ The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty. ”

- John Steinbeck

“ Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time. ”

- Horace Mann

“ I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God. ”

- Johann Kaspar Lavater

“ Write on my gravestone: "Infidel, Traitor." — infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people. ”

- Wendell Phillips

“ Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem but always what you see. ”

- Lord Byron

“ To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say. ”

- Will Durant

“ This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate. ”

- Thomas Dekker

“ O villainy! Ho! let the door be lock'd. Treachery! seek it out. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Bad men trust no one because they know the treachery of which they themselves are capable. ”

- Dean Koontz

“ It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ Strafford who was hurried hence / 'Twixt treason and convenience. ”

- John Cleveland

“ To me, that's treason. ”

- Alice Cooper

“ There's such divinity doth hedge a king That treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ If this be treason, make the most of it! ”

- Patrick Henry

“ False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. ”

- Socrates

“ Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people. ”

- Kin Hubbard

“ If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

“ Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss. ”

- Democritus

“ Don't place too much confidence in the man who boasts of being as honest as the day is long. Wait until you meet him at night. ”

- Robert C. Edwards

“ Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. ”

- Plato

“ I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty. ”

- Plato
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