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Sincerity

Definition: The absence of pretence, deceit, or hypocrisy.
Number of Quotes: 13

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Douglas Adams

Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Charles Colton

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
André Gide

I once said cynically of a politician, He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.
Oscar Levant

Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.
James Russell Lowell

A man must not always tell all, for that were folly; but what a man says should be what he thinks.
Michel de Montaigne

We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?
Jean Rostand

Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life.
Seneca

One's belief that one is sincere is not so dangerous as one's conviction that one is right. We all feel we are right; but we felt the same twenty years ago and today we know we weren't always right.
Igor Stravinsky

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

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