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Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable.
It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not allow his own wife to buy.
Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. It's totally dishonest.
A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.
Fred W. Friendly
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
Richard M. Nixon
Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
H. L. Mencken
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen.
There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.
We do many things at the federal level that would be considered dishonest and illegal if done in the private sector.
Donald T. Regan
The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people.
I'm not trying to stay in the same place and I'm not trying to compete with what's currently in fashion. That would be dishonest. But, at the same time, I'm different and the music reflects that to some degree.
It's dishonest to say we're doing everything we can for our seniors when there is so much more we can.
John B. Larson
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.
The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth. But the case last studied suggests the question how accurately the law operates in practice. May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in its working as to give a dishonest result?
John Bates Clark
I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.
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