SINCERITY QUOTES

quotations about sincerity

Sincerity quote

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.

GEORGE HENRY LEWES, The Principles of Success in Literature

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Sincerity is the face of the soul.

SANIAL-DUBAY, attributed, Day's Collacon

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When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people's hearts.

LAO TZU, Wen-Tzu: Understanding the Mysteries

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Sincerity is the way of heaven.

CONFUCIUS, The Wisdom of Confucius

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If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?

JOSÉ SARAMAGO, Blindness

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Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others.

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Reflections

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Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.

CHARLES SPURGEON, attributed, The Communication Catalyst

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When sincerity fails, the offer of money usually works.

MARK FUHRMAN, Murder in Brentwood

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Sincerity is not part of the political vocabulary. If it is used or implied bells should ring.

BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

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Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, Lectures on English Poets

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We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

G. K. CHESTERTON, Heretics

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Sincerity is not to say everything you think but to mean everything you say.

ANONYMOUS

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A habit of sincerity in acknowledging faults is a guard against committing them.

GOOLD BROWN, The First Lines of English Grammar: Being a Brief Abstract of the Author's Larger Work

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Sincerity is the key which will open the door through which you will see your separate parts, and you will see something quite new. You must go on trying to be sincere. Each day you put on a mask, and you must take it off little by little.

G. I. GURDJIEFF, Views From the Real World

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Sincerity does not and cannot substitute for truth.

JIMMY PRITCHARD, Calling Down the Fire

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Sincerity: if you can fake it, you've got it made.

DANIEL SCHORR, International Herald Tribune, May 18, 1992

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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, "Friendship", Essays

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Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.

LORD BYRON, letter, May 29, 1823

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Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, attributed, Presidential Wit from Washington to Johnson

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Of all the evil spirits abroad at this hour in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous.

JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE, Short Studies on Great Subjects

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