„That soul that can
Be honest is the only perfect man.“

—  John Fletcher (dramaturgo), The Honest Man's Fortune

Epilogue. Compare: "An honest man's the noblest work of God", Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 248.
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)

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„Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.“

—  John Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune

Epilogue. Compare: "Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, part i. sect. 2, memb. 1, subsect. 2.
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)

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Oscar Wilde photo

„Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

Fonte: Reviews

Margot Asquith photo

„One can only influence the strong characters in life, not the weak; and it is the height of vanity to suppose that you can make an honest man of anyone.“

—  Margot Asquith Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit 1864 - 1945

The Autobiography of Margot Asquith (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963) p. 63. (1920).

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„Leader of the Chorus: An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud.“

—  Aristophanés, The Knights

tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Aristoph.+Kn.+1274
Knights, line 1274-1275
Knights (424 BC)

Cora L. V. Scott photo
L. Ron Hubbard photo

„Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free — he is in his own trap.“

—  L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986

"Honest People Have Rights, Too" (8 February 1960).
Scientology Bulletins

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe photo

„A mathematician is only perfect insofar as he is a perfect man, sensitive to the beauty of truth.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

Maxim 609, trans. Stopp
Maxims and Reflections (1833)

Aristophanés photo

„Blepsidemus: There is no honest man! not one, that can resist the attraction of gold!“

—  Aristophanés, Plutus

tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Aristoph.+Pl.+362
Plutus, line 362-363
Plutus (388 BC)

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„One can insult an honest man or an honest woman, but to tell a thief that he is a thief is merely la constation d'un fait“

—  Leo Tolstoy, livro Anna Karenina

The establishing of a fact.
Pt. IV, ch. 4
Anna Karenina (1875–1877; 1878)

Fernando Pessoa photo

„The perfect man of pagans was the perfection of the man there is; the perfect man of christians, the perfection of the man there isn't; the buddhists' perfect man, the perfection of not existing a man.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, livro Livro do Desassossego

Ibid., p. 150
The Book of Disquiet
Original: O homem perfeito do pagão era a perfeição do homem que há; o homem perfeito do cristão a perfeição do homem que não há; o homem perfeito do budista a perfeição de não haver homem.

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„Only the most perfect human being can design the most perfect philosophy.“

—  Novalis German poet and writer 1772 - 1801

Fichte Studies § 651

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José Martí photo

„I am an an honest man
From where the palm tree grows,
And I want, before I die,
to cast these verses from my soul.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crece la palma
Y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma.
I (Yo soy un hombre sincero) as translated by Esther Allen in José Martí : Selected Writings (2002), p. 273, ISBN 0142437042
Variant translations:
A sincere man am I
From the land where palm trees grow,
And I want before I die
My soul's verses to bestow.
"A Sincere Man Am I" http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/46409-Jose-Marti-A-Sincere-Man-Am-I---Verse-I-, as translated by Manuel A. Tellechea, in Versos Sencillos: Simple Verses (1997) ISBN 1558852042
I am a sincere man
from where the palm tree grows,
and before I die I wish
to pour forth the verses from my soul.
Simple Verses (1891)

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„No man can blaspheme a book. No man can commit blasphemy by telling his honest thought. No man can blaspheme a God, or a Holy Ghost, or a Son of God. The Infinite cannot be blasphemed.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

The trial of Charles B. Reynolds for blasphemy (1887)
Contexto: Blasphemy is what an old mistake says of a newly discovered truth.
Blasphemy is what a withered last year's leaf says to a this year's bud.
Blasphemy is the bulwark of religious prejudice.
Blasphemy is the breastplate of the heartless.
And let me say now, that the crime of blasphemy, as set out in this statute, is impossible. No man can blaspheme a book. No man can commit blasphemy by telling his honest thought. No man can blaspheme a God, or a Holy Ghost, or a Son of God. The Infinite cannot be blasphemed.

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