— Nathaniel Hawthorne American novelist and short story writer (1804 – 1879) 1804 - 1864
"Accuracy is twin brother to honesty, and inaccuracy to dishonesty." — Charles Simmons, Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker, containing over a thousand subjects alphabetically and systematically arranged (1852), p. 20: "Accuracy"
„Unfortunately there was one thing that the white South feared more than Negro dishonesty, ignorance, and incompetency, and that was Negro honesty, knowledge, and efficiency.“
— W.E.B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, activist and writer 1868 - 1963
Ch. XI: The Negro in the United States
— Girolamo Gigli Italian dramaturge 1660 - 1722
Il Don Pilone (1711), Act I., Sc. IX. Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 334.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Speech to Eastman College (1901).
— Johann Kaspar Lavater Swiss poet 1741 - 1801
As quoted in Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1862) edited by Henry Southgate, p. 290
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
— Sean Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
„What we want is a moral revolution, not one that people associate with street riots and the disorganisation of life. A transformation of attitudes that will introduce a normal, moral order in the functioning of the state. An order whereby honesty is a positive value, and dishonesty a negative one.“
— Lech Kaczyński Polish politician, president of Poland 1949 - 2010
„Honesty is the best policy; a policy is, after all, a strategy for living in the polis — in the city …“
— Samuel R. Delany American author, professor and literary critic 1942
p. 67; ellipses in the original
„A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961