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Quotations: Sincerity

Sincerity is not a test of truth - It is possible to be sincerely wrong
Anon

Time goes by fast, and people go in and out of your life so quickly, so you should never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you
Anon

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
Anon

With religions it's crucial, when reading labels, to verify whether or not the content is in each jar.
Vanna Bonta

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
Arthur Brisbane

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man; whatsoever he believes, he believes it for himself, not for another.
Thomas Carlyle

The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

I've never wanted anybody to like me because I had long hair or short hair, or that they liked the way I dressed or they liked the way I smile.
David Allan Coe

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Confucius

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles
Confucius

Some sincerity will serve well in the long run but total sincerity is often detrimental.
Martin Dansky

One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
Benjamin Disraeli

The German intellect wants the French sprightliness, the fine practical understanding of the English, and the American adventure; but it has a certain probity, which never rests in a superficial performance, but asks steadily, To what end? A German public asks for a controlling sincerity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The ecclesiastical writers, who, in the heat of religious faction, are apt to despise the profane virtues of sincerity and moderation.
Edward Gibbon

The secret of success is sincerity.
Jean Giraudoux

So let us begin anew - remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

As you put into practice the qualities of patience, punctuality, sincerity, and solicitude, you will have a better opinion of the world around you
Grenville Kleiser

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself
James Russell Lowell

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

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.
Mencius

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
Edward R. Murrow

Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated.
Howard Nemerov

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.
Peggy Noonan

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
Pablo Picasso

Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity (1 John 3:18).
Bible quotes

However much we may distrust men's sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more sincerely than to others
François de la Rochefoucauld

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.
François de la Rochefoucauld

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists
Edmond Rostand

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus

What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity.
Oscar Wilde

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde

A man can never hope to be more than he is if he is not first honest about what he isn’t.
Don Williams

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