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Indians mock their corrupt politicians relentlessly, but they regard their honest politicians with silent suspicion. The first thing they do when they hear of a supposedly 'clean' politician is to grin. It is a cliche that honest politicians in India tend to have dishonest sons, who collect money from people seeking an audience with Dad.

Tags: Dad, Money  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

Like most people who live in India, I complain about corruption, but know that I can live with corrupt men. It is the honest ones I secretly worry about.

Tags: Corruption, Men  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

Tags: Computers, Working  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.

Tags: Along, Heroes  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Tags: Politician  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

An honest man is always a child.

Tags: Child  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

Tags: Friendship, Peace  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

Tags: Fine  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I'll be honest with you. My kids don't watch my movies and never have. I can maybe name a film one hand that they've seen, actually, all the way through.

Tags: Kids, Movies  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

Being honest is my job. That's what music is for me.

Tags: Job, Music  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

His head was full of larceny, but his feet were honest.

Tags: Full, Head  ✍ Author: Arthur Baer

Governing isn't as easy as you think. Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory - to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined.

Tags: Balance, Easy  ✍ Author: Brian Baird

I've seen the odd tarot reader and had my palm read in various countries and explained to me in many strains of broken English. Did I believe a word? To be honest, I didn't understand much, but I loved watching the presentation.

Tags: Broken, Understand  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

I want to be an honest man and a good writer.

Tags: Good, Writer  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I've always loved Scotland, and I'm not a huge fan of big cities, to be honest. I like them to dip into for a bit, but I'm not sure I would want to live in one again.

Tags: Again, Big  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.

Tags: Money, Passion  ✍ Author: William Blake

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

Tags: Poor, Remain  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

Tags: Politician, Stay  ✍ Author: Simon Cameron

I try to be honest.

Tags: Try  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I like fighting because it's honest.

Tags: Fighting  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.

Tags: Experience, Poor  ✍ Author: Benjamin Cardozo

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.

Tags: May, Yourself  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

Tags: Screwed, Trees  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

Baddies always do get the best lines, that's the honest truth.

Tags: Best, Truth  ✍ Author: James D\'arcy

I've got to take a break, to be honest. I'm not even going to lie.

Tags: Break, Lie  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy
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Actually, to be honest, this is a useful time to not be knowing what I'll be doing in 2013 or 2014, because really, for the last however many years, I've known what I've been doing for years and years ahead. You get into a cycle of non-reflection, and that gets a bit scary.

Tags: Last, Time  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

Because I don't really think of myself as a hunk, to be honest.

Tags: Hunk  ✍ Author: Hugh Dancy

The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.

Tags: Luck, Running  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.

Tags: Luck, Respect  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

When people say to me don't the years go fast I have to be honest and say that whereas I don't realise where they go in the long term, I pack so much into a year it seems to take forever.

Tags: Seems, Year  ✍ Author: Paul Daniels

All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell. In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.

Tags: Crime, Hell  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

Just open, honest communication is the best thing in the world.

Tags: Best, Open  ✍ Author: Brett Davern

I am not honest.

 ✍ Author: Larry David

In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.

Tags: Acting, Said  ✍ Author: Larry David

I had everything I'd hoped for, but I wasn't being myself. So I decided to be honest about who I was. It was strange: The people who loved me for being funny suddenly didn't like me for being... me.

Tags: Funny, Strange  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

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.

Tags: Trust, Watch  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

Tags: Life, Nation  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

To live outside the law, you must be honest.

Tags: Law, Outside  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

To be honest with you, I get a little fed up with actors who act crazy to make themselves more interesting.

Tags: Crazy, Themselves  ✍ Author: George Eads

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Tags: Confuse, May  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I'd like to be a geneticist to be honest, but there are limits to what I can do now. For my dream to come true I'd have to be 20 years old again, heading off to a blue chip university.

Tags: Old, True  ✍ Author: Adam Faith

Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.

Tags: Next, Sincere  ✍ Author: William Feather

I can't impress enough upon people that if you tell an honest story that people relate to and people believe and invest in, you can do anything.

Tags: Enough, Tell  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

As a kid, I liked the 'Halloween' movies and 'Nightmare On Elm Street' and all that kind of stuff. But as an adult, I really don't watch much horror, to be honest.

Tags: Movies, Stuff  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

I'm a terrible interviewer. I'm not a journalist - although I have a Peabody Award - and I'm not really a late-night host. What I am is honest.

Tags: Journalist, Terrible  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

The fun one can have writing books about books is limitless, to be honest.

Tags: Fun, Writing  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

No such thing as a man willing to be honest - that would be like a blind man willing to see.

Tags: Blind, Willing  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

Tags: Cheated, Unless  ✍ Author: Anatole France

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Tags: Enough, Practice  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.

Tags: God, Works  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.

Tags: Whether, Whose  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Tags: Exercise, Good  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

If everyone in the music business were brutally honest about what their intentions were then you could sort things out, but it's all smoke and mirrors.

Tags: Business, Music  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Tags: Good, Often  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

I did honest television. Real, live, honest television. That's what I did best.

Tags: Best, Real  ✍ Author: Greg Garrison

To be perfectly honest, it isn't fair that people have used my personality, and the sacrifices I make because I want to, as an indication that I want to be in a political office.

Tags: Political, Used  ✍ Author: Steve Garvey

Very seldom do we receive any support for trusting ourselves, listening to our own sense of inner truth, and expressing ourselves in a direct and honest way.

Tags: Sense, Truth  ✍ Author: John Gavin

I don't like talking about myself, if I'm honest.

Tags: Talking  ✍ Author: Rebecca Hall

If I write when I'm low, it will be a dark song, but I don't care. I want to be honest with myself at all times.

Tags: Care, Dark  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

You'll see more violence in any television crime series than you will in my films... Art is there to have a stimulating effect, if it earns its name. You have to be honest, that's the only thing.

Tags: Art, Violence  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.

Tags: Born, Hard  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

Tags: Best, Tell  ✍ Author: Audrey Hepburn

The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false.

Tags: True, Wise  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

To be honest, I'm one of the least-technical guitar players around. I just want a guitar to feel good and sound good. That's it, period.

Tags: Good, Guitar  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

An honest God is the noblest work of man.

Tags: God, Work  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

One of my problems is that I'm very honest and direct. You pay a price for that.

Tags: Pay, Problems  ✍ Author: Amy Irving

I think when you're looking for people to interview, you want to make it fair and honest. You're not just bringing people on so you can beat them up or, you know, make fools out of them or something.

Tags: Fair, Looking  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

I love New York... I think it's the best city in the world. As far as cities go, everything's there. I think it's so vibrant. I love the people, I think they're honest, in your face. If they don't like you, they'll say, 'Get out of my way,' if they like you they'll slap you on the back and support you. It's a very intoxicating environment to be in.

Tags: Best, Love  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.

Tags: Film, Yourself  ✍ Author: Peter Jackson

I was happy working for the N.B.A., but to be honest, I decided that I'd probably get back into coaching. I missed the teaching, I missed the games, I missed the competition.

Tags: Happy, Working  ✍ Author: Stu Jackson

If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like.

Tags: Meet, Politician  ✍ Author: Randall Jarrell

To be honest, I think about the clubs when I write. But I should probably start thinking about stadiums, because the songs sound even better there - and bigger.

Tags: Start, Thinking  ✍ Author: Young Jeezy

I am sure Mr Heath thinks he is honest but I wish he didn't have to have his friends say it so often.

Tags: Friends, Wish  ✍ Author: Roy Jenkins

All I care about, to be honest, is surfing. I love surfing more than anything. To me, there's nothing like that.

Tags: Care, Love  ✍ Author: Brody Jenner

This movie is a toupee made up to look like honest baldness.

Tags: Baldness, Movie  ✍ Author: Pauline Kael

If someone is going to permit me to make a publication that is politically and culturally progressive and not tell me to put their favorite movie stars on the cover, if I get to do what I want in an honest way - as I did in the beginning at 'Colors' - then I'm going to do it.

Tags: Put, Someone  ✍ Author: Tibor Kalman

I don't really watch a lot of TV, to be honest. I'm more of a movie girl, or I Netflix stuff.

Tags: Girl, Movie  ✍ Author: Adelaide Kane

My most intimate secrets? Well, if I told you those they wouldn't be secrets now, would they? Seriously though I don't have too many secrets. I'm a very open and honest person, sometimes too honest for my own good.

Tags: Good, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Gil Kane

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.

Tags: Few, Means  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

I am pretty honest about a lot of things that young girls question, like their body image.

Tags: Pretty, Young  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

The only honest and generous thing for me to do is to give people myself. That's all I've got as an artist, so I want to do that in an unflinching way.

Tags: Artist, Give  ✍ Author: Charlie Kaufman

I don't subscribe to anything. I sit there and I try to think about what seems honest to me.

Tags: Seems, Try  ✍ Author: Charlie Kaufman

The makers of entertainment must try, in our field, to be honest and grown-up.

Tags: Field, Try  ✍ Author: Elia Kazan

I'll be honest with you: not a chance in this world. But you know, stranger things have happened.

Tags: Chance, Stranger  ✍ Author: Stacy Keach

Some have said it is the easiest group at the World Cup, but we realize it won't be like that. Germany are a tremendous side, but to be honest I don't know much about Cameroon and Saudi Arabia.

Tags: Group, Said  ✍ Author: Robbie Keane

I completely trust Gloria Vanderbilt. I have always found her very honest.

Tags: Her, Trust  ✍ Author: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

I feel like I'm really honest in my interviews, to a fault. I've lost friends over it. Major friends. And I'm heartbroken about that.

Tags: Friends, Lost  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

I think there's a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.

Tags: Honesty, Used  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

At least I can say that I'm honest.

 ✍ Author: Adam Lambert

What I will say will not always please you, but what I say will always be honest and true and how I genuinely see it.

Tags: Please, True  ✍ Author: Johann Lamont

You know, we - we start with a mentality that we'll take a sports project if its good. And we're certainly not on the lookout for them, because to be honest we don't have to. They walk in the door.

Tags: Good, Sports  ✍ Author: Jim Lampley

My dad is a really honest, hardworking, straight guy.

Tags: Dad, Guy  ✍ Author: Joe Lando

When I got on Stern I realized that this was the one job where you could be really honest and open, almost like Richard Pryor or something. You can be honest about your life and get laughs.

Tags: Job, Life  ✍ Author: Artie Lange

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.

Tags: Child, Human  ✍ Author: Bruce Lee

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.

Tags: Friends, Ourselves  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

I'm as honest as I can be.

 ✍ Author: Macklemore

Typically in 'Game of Thrones,' people who are honest and just and do things for the right reasons tend not to survive.

Tags: Game, Survive  ✍ Author: Richard Madden

I would like to be a polyglot.

Tags: God, Idea  ✍ Author: Rachel Maddow

Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer.

Tags: Consumer, Protected  ✍ Author: Lester Maddox

Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?

Tags: Business, Trust  ✍ Author: Virginia Madsen