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Honesty Quotes

  • "If a brand screws up, honesty with the customer is the best way to recapture support."
    Sir Michael Perry (1934–), British business executive
    Source: Marketing (March 2000)
  • "Confronting reality—no matter how negative and depressing the process—is the first step toward coming to terms with it."
    John Ralston Saul (1947–), Canadian writer
    Source: The Unconscious Civilization (1995)
  • "Total commercial honesty always costs something, but total or partial dishonesty will cost more."
    Robert Heller (1932–), British management writer
    Source: The Supermarketers (1987)
  • "It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune."
    Mahatma Gandhi (18691948), Indian nationalist leader and philosopher
    Source: Non-Violence in Peace and War (1948)
  • "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
    Mark Twain (18351910), US writer
    Source: Notebooks (1935)
  • "When in doubt tell the truth."
    Mark Twain (18351910), US writer
    Source: Following the Equator (1897)
  • "It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar."
    Jerome K. Jerome (18591927), British humorist and writer
    Source: The Idler (February 1892)
  • "Honour sinks where commerce long prevails."
    Oliver Goldsmith (17301774), Irish-born British playwright, writer, and poet
    Source: The Traveller (1764)
  • "It is not the crook in modern business that we fear, but the honest man who does not know what he is doing."
    Owen D. Young (18741962), US lawyer and corporate executive
    Source: Attributed

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