honesty

A Quote by Mary Allison on lying, lies, truth, self worth, honesty, and self love

Lying to others might be wrong, but lying to yourself is just a tragedy

Mary Allison

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A Quote by Zig Ziglar on love, loyalty, success, integrity, character, and honesty

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.

Zig Ziglar (1926 -)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Henry Miller on honesty, truth, mystery, creativity, and writing

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by David Edwards on desire, truth, inspiration, suffering, confusion, and honesty

So don't ask yourself what people want. Ask instead, What is true? What really inspires me, excites me? What will really help people and take away their confusion and suffering? It's sort of a funny, crazy way to go, but I think it's the only way to bring water to the wasteland Joseph Campbell described. When I read something truthful, something real, I breathe a deep sigh and say, "Fantastic - I wasn't mad or alone in thinking that, after all!" So often we are left to our own devices, struggling in the dark with this external and internal propaganda system. At that point, for someone to tell us the truth is a gift. In a world where people all around us are lying and confusing us, to be honest is a great kindness.

David Edwards

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Byron Katie on self, marriage, self-love, married, honesty, and integrity

The voice within is what I'm married to. All marriage is a metaphor for that marriage. My lover is the place inside me where an honest yes and no come from. That's my true partner. It's always there.
And to tell you yes when my integrity says no is to divorce that partner.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Byron Katie on discomfort, feelings, emotions, gifts, honesty, inquiry, alcohol, television, and addiction

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that's as it should be, because in our innocence we haven't known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on decency, strategy, warrior, geniune, and honesty

If you are a warrior, decency means that you are not cheating anybody at all. You are not even about to cheat anybody. There is a sense of straightforwardness and simplicity. With setting-sun vision, or vision based on cowardice, straightforwardness is always a problem. If people have some story or news to tell somebody else, first of all they are either excited or disappointed. Then they begin to figure out how to tell their news. They develop a plan, which leads them completely away from simply telling it. By the time a person hears the news, it is not news at all, but opinion. It becomes a message of some kind, rather than fresh, straightforward news. Decency is the absence of strategy. It is of utmost importance to realize that the warrior’s approach should be simple-minded sometimes, very simple and straightforward. That makes it very beautiful: you having nothing up your sleeve; therefore a sense of genuineness comes through. That is decency.

Chogyam Trungpa

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by John Pierrakos on self, responsibility, truth, flaws, imperfections, honesty, and beauty

Responsibility to self simply means to acknowledge inner truth—our imperfections and our power, our beauty.

John Pierrakos

Source: Eros, Love & Sexuality : The Forces That Unify Man & Woman, Pages: 40

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A Quote by David Knopfler on margins, relationships, lifetime, honesty, and real friends

I work in the margins.  The margins are where you'll find the nice people.  You'll find real friends.  You'll find honesty. You'll find integrity.  You'll find relationships that will last you for a lifetime and will be there to support you in the bad times, which are the only relationships that matter anyway.  Relationships that are all about power and money aren't worth having.

David Knopfler

Source: http://www.salon.com/ent/music/int/2003/11/10/knopfler/

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, honesty, discerning, treasure, own path, and perceptive

A human being who shows some singular or distinctive indications of being anomalous, of actually being capable of uncompromising honesty with himself, is worth investigating and listening to or reading or challenging or raising questions with; but in the marketplace of the Many, all the multitudes of signs and treasure-maps will only convince a discerning individual that the X that marks "buried treasure" is the last place in the world to waste one's time digging for buried treasure--cunning and perceptive people who really have treasure buried someplace will convey tacitly to other cunning and perceptive people that the best place to bury treasure is in those places where no naive or simplistic mentality would ever think of looking.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

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