Best Dishonesty Quotes & Proverbs In Life

These dishonesty quotes will inspire you. Dishonesty is deceitfulness shown in someone’s character or behavior; or a fraudulent or deceitful act.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging dishonesty quotes, dishonesty sayings, and dishonesty proverbs.

Famous Dishonesty Quotes

  1. “Truth exists; only lies are invented.” ~ Georges Braque
  2. “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” ~ Plato
  3. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.” ~ Albert Einstein
  4. “All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth.” ~ Aristotle
  5. “A rational man never distorts or corrupts his own standards and judgment in order to appeal to the irrationality, stupidity, or dishonesty of others.” ~ Ayn Rand

  6. “The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.” ~ Abu Bakr
  7. “Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.” ~ Norodom Sihanouk , Lies and dishonesty quotes
  8. “Before us lie two paths – honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves, and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  9. “The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  10. “It is a man’s own dishonesty, his crimes, his wickedness, and boldness, that takes away from him soundness of mind; these are the furies, these the flames, and firebrands, of the wicked.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  11. “Remember: The best deceivers do everything they can to cloak their roguish qualities. They cultivate an air of honesty in one area to disguise their dishonesty in others. Honesty is merely another decoy in their arsenal of weapons.” ~ Robert Greene
  12. “Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  13. “Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.” ~ George Crabbe
  14. “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar but is a stab at the health of human society.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain

  16. “Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” ~ Albert Einstein
  17. “Lying is done with words and also with silence.” ~ Adrienne Rich
  18. “A thief believes everybody steals.” ~ E. W. Howe
  19. “Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning.” ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin
  20. “Lack of clarity is always a sign of dishonesty.” ~ Celia Green

  21. “No public man can be just a little crooked. There is no such thing as a no man’s land between honesty and dishonesty.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  22. “We are never so easily deceived as when we imagine we are deceiving others.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  23. “People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.” ~ Charles Dudley Warner
  24. “Accuracy is twin brother to honesty and inaccuracy to dishonesty.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  25. “Who lies for you will lie against you.” ~ John Locke

  26. “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.” ~ Groucho Marx
  27. “We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded because the time was right and the news media cooperated. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions and fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the public favored unrestricted abortion when we knew it was only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in law.” ~ Bernard Nathanson
  28. “We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  29. “O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!” ~ William Shakespeare
  30. “A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” ~ William Blake

  31. “Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  32. “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” ~ Walter Scott
  33. “Dishonesty is the raw material not of quacks only, but also in great part dupes.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  34. “It is often the case that a man who can’t tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.” ~ Mark Twain
  35. “Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There’s no particular gift in that. Democracy isn’t a gift. It’s a responsibility.” ~ Dalton Trumbo

  36. “Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul; then shalt thou reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy soul walk upright, nor stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers it wears a ring set with diamonds.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  37. “MOST LIES succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them.” ~ Paul Ekman
  38. “It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony in a court of law. Honesty is a vital part of having a good reputation.” ~ Jim Rohn
  39. “The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.” ~ Stephen Covey
  40. “Dishonor waits on perfidy. A man should blush to think a falsehood; it is the crime of cowards.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  41. “To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a saber: for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.” ~ Saadi
  42. “I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.” ~ Samuel Butler
  43. “I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  44. “There is nothing worse than words of kindness that lie.” ~ Juvenal
  45. “Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for.” ~ Johnny Depp

  46. “There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  47. “Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.” ~ George Carlin
  48. “There are some things that we know are just not as pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves, and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives.” ~ Todd Rundgren
  49. “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
  50. “The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.” ~ John Steinbeck

  51. “I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.” ~ Jerry Falwell
  52. “Secrecy, censorship, dishonesty, and blocking of communication threaten all the basic needs.” ~ Abraham Maslow
  53. “Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.” ~ Stephen Leacock
  54. “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
  55. “Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable” ~ Leo Burnett

  56. “That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it, which will waste it; and the same corrupt dispositions which incline men to the sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.” ~ Matthew Henry
  57. “If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many it’s research.” ~ Wilson Mizner
  58. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  59. “Punctuality is the thief of time” ~ Oscar Wilde
  60. “An honest man’s the noblest work of God.” ~ Alexander Pope

  61. “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  62. “Anecdote: In a controversial way, Comedian and actor Bill Cosby sought to teach his son the pain of being lied to. Convinced his son had been dishonest regarding an issue, Cosby promised that if he told him the truth, he would not hit him. When his son did confess, Cosby did hit him. Seeing his son’s shock and hurt, Cosby said he hoped this lesson had deepened his understanding of the anguish generated by a sense betrayal.” ~ Bill Cosby
  63. “And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in masquerade.” ~ Jodi Picoult

  64. “Hatred and dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.” ~ Luc de Clapiers
  65. “The eleventh commandment, “Thou shalt not be found out” is despicable, but nevertheless, it is the one thing you can never get away from.” ~ Emily Post

Dishonesty is a lack of honesty or integrity: a disposition to defraud or deceive.

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