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  • The true fountains of evidence [are] the head and heart of every rational and honest man. It is there nature has written her moral laws, and where every man may read them for himself.

    Heart   Men   Law  
    Thomas Jefferson (1854). “The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, contin. Reports and opinions while Secretary of State”, p.613
  • I do not know what the heart of a rascal may be, but I know what is in the heart of an honest man; it is horrible.

    Heart   Men   May  
  • We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.

    Country   Pain   Freedom  
    The American Crisis, 12 Sept. 1777
  • An honest man, that is not quite sober, has nothing to fear.

    Men   Honest   Sober  
    Joseph Addison, Henry George Bohn, Richard Hurd (1877). “The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison”, p.160
  • A rogue does not laugh in the same way that an honest man does; a hypocrite does not shed the tears of a man of good faith. All falsehood is a mask; and however well made the mask may be, with a little attention we may always succeed in distinguishing it from the true face.

    Alexandre Dumas (2016). “ALEXANDRE DUMAS Ultimate Collection: 40+ Titles Including The Three Musketeers Series, The Marie Antoinette Novels, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Valois Trilogy and more (Illustrated): Historical Novels, Adventure Classics, True Crime Stories & Biography (Queen Margot, The Black Tulip, The Queen’s Necklace, Taking the Bastille, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Sicilian Bandit…)”, p.235, e-artnow
  • It is curious - but you cannot make a revolution without honest men. ... Every revolution has had its honest men. They are soon disposed of afterwards.

    Men   Revolution   Honest  
    Agatha Christie (2015). “The Secret Adversary (Diversion Classics)”, p.71, Diversion Books
  • Do what you believe to be right, and ever hold it for a maxim, that if the skies fall through your doing right, honest men will survive the ruin.

    Believe   Fall   Men  
  • They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat.

    Men   Water   House  
    Charles Dickens, Madeline House, Graham Storey (1974). “Letters: Edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey. Associate editors: W.J. Carlton [and others]”
  • Many an honest man practices upon himself an amount of deceit sufficient, if practised upon another, and in a little different way, to send him to the state prison.

  • A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue.

    Men   Rogues   Honest  
    Aristophanes (2016). “The Knights”, p.15, Aristophanes
  • An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind.

    Honesty   Men   Mind  
    Song: Minutes To Memories, Album: Scarecrow
  • You can't cheat an honest man.

    Truth   Honesty   Wine  
    Title of motion picture (1939).
  • The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.

    Honesty   Night   Men  
    Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides (1959). “The Complete Greek Tragedies”
  • It is almost impossible to be a doctor and an honest man, but it is obscenely impossible to be a psychiatrist without at the same time bearing the stamp of the most incontestable madness: that of being unable to resist that old atavistic reflex of the mass of humanity, which makes any man of science who is absorbed by this mass a kind of natural and inborn enemy of all genius.

    Men   Doctors   Humanity  
    "Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society". Essay by Antonin Artaud, 1947.
  • There are some things in this establishment that are fundamental... about which I shall deal plainly with you... the government by a single person and a parliament is a fundamental... and... though I may seem to plead for myself, yet I do not: no, nor can any reasonable man say it... I plead for this nation, and all the honest men therein.

    Men   May   Honest  
    Speech to the First Protectorate Parliament, September 12, 1654.
  • What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot to-day? They hesitate, and they regret, and sometimes they petition; but they do nothing in earnest and with effect. They will wait, well disposed, for others to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret. At most, they give only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.

    Regret   Men   Evil  
    Henry David Thoreau (2012). “Civil Disobedience and Other Essays”, p.5, Courier Corporation
  • Tobacco is the passion of honest men and he who lives without tobacco is not worthy of living.

    Passion   Men   Smoking  
  • In the land of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, one brave and honest man is bound to create a scandal.

    Men   Sheep   Land  
    Edward Abbey (2006). “Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast”
  • Who knew that the path to a womans heart was through the soul of an honest man?

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

    Honesty   Men   World  
  • Aid the dawning, tongue and pen; Aid it, hopes of honest men!

    Honesty   Men   Tongue  
    Charles Mackay (1859). “Ballads and Lyrics”
  • It is more or less rude to scorn indiscriminately all kinds of praise; we ought to be proud of that which comes from honest men, who praise sincerely those things in us which are really commendable.

    Men   Rude   Proud  
  • Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case.

    Honesty   Mean   Men  
    Henry David Thoreau (2014). “A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers (Annotated Edition)”, p.60, Jazzybee Verlag
  • The walls are raised against honest men in civic life.

    Wall   Men   Honest  
  • There aren’t many honest men or women in Washington anymore. Politicians get where they are by the sheer force of their egos, not their convictions. And you know what? It’s our fault as voters. We don’t demand better candidates, so we end up getting what we deserve—on both sides of the aisle.

    Men   Ego   Demand  
    Brad Thor (2012). “Brad Thor Collectors' Edition #3: The Last Patriot, The Apostle, and Foreign Influence”, p.359, Simon and Schuster
  • A prince can mak a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that; But an honest man's aboon his might: Guid faith, he maunna fa' that.

    Men   Knights   Might  
    Robert Burns, James Currie (1844). “The Works of Robert Burns: With Dr. Currie's Memoir of the Poet, and an Essay on His Genius and Character”, p.134
  • The honest man might observe... that no one gets something for nothing; that politicians go in poor and go out rich; that the Government screws up everything it touches; and that the Will to Believe is best confined to the Religious Venue, as to practice it elsewhere is just too damned expensive.

    Religious   Believe   Men  
  • An honest Man will receive neither Money nor Praise that is not his due.

    Men   Honest   Praise  
    Benjamin Franklin (2013). “Poor Richard's Almanack”, p.26, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Public business must always be done by somebody. It will be done by somebody or other. If wise man decline, others will not; if honest man refuse it, others will not.

    Wise   Men   Done  
  • An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.

    Country   Honesty   Lying  
    "Up Front With Robert Murphy" by C. L Sulzberger, www.nytimes.com. February 23, 1964.
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