Quotes About Honesty

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"It could be said that the experience of Knowledge is the experience of profound honesty. This is the result of wanting to know the truth above and beyond all other considerations.” [1]

Shorter Quotes About Honesty

"Honesty is not knowing what you feel. It is really feeling what you know." [2]

"Are you living the life you know you must live? That is the question. And the honesty of your answer will be important." [2]


"All falsehoods begin with what you tell yourself. All self-deception begins with what you tell yourself. All errors in discernment and discretion begin with what you tell yourself." [3]

"To come to the realization that you do not really know what you want for yourself or the world, is a profound position of self-honesty. It is a real reckoning within yourself."[4]

"Tell yourself a lie, and you will lie to others. Alter the truth to yourself, and the representation of truth to you will be altered as well." [5]

“Being accountable to your ideas is not honesty. That is deception. You must be accountable to something greater within you, which will motivate you to go beyond your ideas, to outgrow them if it is necessary.” [6]


"When Knowledge begins to move in your life," ... "You will seek a greater honesty from people, a greater responsibility in people and a greater resonance with people. You are no longer driven simply by your psychological, emotional and practical needs." [7]

"You must have friendships with people who are strong, who inspire you. It is not their charm, their beauty and their wealth now that is valuable, if they even have these things. It is the commitment in their lives. It is their honesty. It is their clarity. It is their purposefulness." [8]

"With greater honesty, how can you be astray in your relationships? If you are telling the truth about what you are doing and what you are looking for, then others will know how to be with you." [9]

"That is why We say that the key word in relationship is honesty. This is what requires that you investigate yourself—your motives, your thinking, your behavior. This requires that you share yourself with others to learn of the meaning of your own self-expression and to experience yourself as a contributor. This means that you must respect others and therefore learn constructive ways of expressing yourself.” [10]

How to be Honest

"You begin with what you tell yourself. Whatever you tell others is based on what you tell yourself. If what you tell yourself is untrue, then what you tell others will be untrue. And though you will think that you are being honest because you are being consistent, it will be very difficult for you to unravel the layers of deception that you have succumbed to." [11]

"When you make a proclamation or a judgment, ask yourself, ‘Am I really being honest with myself in making this proclamation or this judgment?’ In considering the New Message from God that is now in the world, ask yourself, ‘Am I honestly considering this?’ Ask yourself, ‘Am I really being honest in my relationships?’ Ask yourself, ‘Am I really being honest regarding my work?’ Ask yourself, ‘Do I really know how I feel about my relationships?’”[12]

"Your task is to take the steps to Knowledge and to have the honesty to realize that without this greater guidance within you, your decisions will be weak, predicated on weak assumptions, on shifting desires, on momentary attractions and most importantly based upon the grinding reality of fear that so pervades your life and other people’s lives that it goes almost unnoticed except when it is expressing itself in extreme ways." [13]

"Review all your relationships, seeking a deeper response from yourself, a deeper honesty, a deeper reckoning. Not playing life for its advantages, but penetrating life for its real truth and direction. Not being a coward. Not being a fool. Not being a slave to the wishes of others or to your own cultural conditioning. This is honesty." [2]

"The correct attitude must also include the willingness to correct anything that obstructs the reclamation of Knowledge—those beliefs, those attitudes, those ambitions, those cherished needs and those personal demands that infringe on and limit your ability to experience life as it is, as it will be the next moment and as it is destined to be in the future This takes great courage and a desire for honesty. Indeed, this far exceeds most people’s definition of and boundaries for honesty. Here you must continue to push the boundary of honesty and come back to what you know, which is distinct from what you want or believe." [14]

"You must gain this greater perspective, but you must also express your feelings constructively, you must understand the condition of those people who have upset you or disappointed you. You must do the work at this level as well, for until you do, you are not emotionally free. You are not emotionally honest, and you will pollute your current relationships with your unforgiveness from the past." [15]

Considering the New Message


"The New Message is entirely honest, and it asks you to be entirely honest—a level of honesty that most people do not even consider." [16]

"It is the integrity, the honesty and the desire of the heart that will count and that will enable you to receive the New Message for yourself and to understand its importance for the world." [17]

"People will have to face the reality and the meaning of the New Revelation. They will have to face their response to the Messenger. They will have to face the consequences of either succeeding or failing in this encounter. It will be a great test, a test of integrity, honesty, clarity and wisdom." [18]

"Your ability to recognize the Revelation will be determined by how deeply you can experience your own nature and the honesty you bring to your own self-inquiry and to what you tell yourself." ... "The wise will respond. The honest will respond. The sincere will respond because they are honest and wise and sincere." [19]

The Way of Knowledge

"In learning The Way of Knowledge you become fundamentally honest. You take life as it is. You face life as it is. You do not try to pretend....Real honesty requires the willingness to face anything that you have to face." [20]

"God has placed Knowledge within you to guide you and to protect you and to teach you how to live in harmony with your environment and with each other. It is oriented to the truth, to what is real and genuine and authentic, what is honest and what is compassionate." [21]

"Knowledge within you" ... "is not governed by social conditioning. It is not persuaded by the persuasions of the world. It does not bow down to those whom you think you must please and whom you must serve. It is clear. It is compassionate. And it is entirely honest." [2]

Facing the Great Waves of Change

"To honestly look at the world is to realize that its mounting difficulties are exceeding human capacity and understanding." [22]

"If you are really honest, you will have to see you do not have an answer, that your intellect alone cannot solve everything here. If you are honest and allow your feelings to emerge, you will see that already you sense the approach of great change in the world. The mind does not want to suffer, so it creates convenient solutions, convenient conclusions and simple explanations. It casts blame upon others. It asserts that technology will solve this, that humanity has always solved its problems and it will solve all of these problems, and you try to keep the experience away from yourself. This is understandable, but it is unfortunate because it disengages you from recognizing the great change that is even coming into your life, and it prevents you from preparing for the impacts for the Great Waves of Change." [23]

"There is a clamoring for change, but who will change, and what will change? People who are wealthy want to keep their wealth and have more. People who are not wealthy want wealth, and they need many practical things. And then, of course, there are vast and ever-growing numbers of people in the world who cannot even meet the daily requirements of life. They need reliable and sufficient sources of food. They need political stability. They need security. They need ethical governance. The needs are immense and growing. But you must ask yourself: Who will have to change here? And while you may point the finger at certain people or institutions, if you are really honest in your questioning, you must come down to yourself." [24]

A Greater Life

"You are being prepared for a greater life, with greater strength and integrity, but you must submit and receive and learn to become truly honest with yourself about your deeper intentions and your greater responsibilities in being here." [16]

"You have come to serve the world at a very great turning point, perhaps the greatest turning point that any race can face. You have come for this. So do not take forever to come to terms with your deeper inclinations. We call for a greater honesty within you, an honesty that responds to Knowledge and is not governed or controlled by your will or your ambitions. Then the time it takes to come to terms with what you really know and what is really genuine in your life can be effectively shortened, which saves you time, energy and a great deal of suffering." [25]

Journey of Freedom

"How far you go on this journey depends upon the level of honesty that you have within yourself. How you express this freedom, how far you take this freedom, depends upon your self-awareness and your honesty within yourself. Honesty here is so central to the freedom journey." [2]

See Also





Higher Purpose


  1. Preparing for the Greater Community, Chapter 15: Developing Honesty
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Journey to a New Life, Chapter 2: The Freedom Journey
  3. Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training, Step 58: Today I will be attentive to what I tell myself.
  4. The First Commitment (September 25, 2008)]
  5. Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume II, Chapter 9: Courage
  6. Preparing for the Greater Community, Chapter 15: Developing Greater Honesty
  7. Interdependence (July 4, 2008)
  8. The New Message for Young People (August 18, 2008)
  9. Steps to Knowledge Level II
  10. Relationships and Higher Purpose, Chapter 13: Maintaining Relationships
  11. Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 3: The Pillar of Relationship
  12. Honesty (November 18, 2008)
  13. The Power of Knowledge, The Reconciliation
  14. Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 10: How do you prepare?
  15. Healing Relationships (September 9, 2008)
  16. 16.0 16.1 God’s Power & Presence in the World (April 23, 2011)
  17. The Message and the Messenger (January 26, 2008)
  18. The Burden of the Messenger (April 5, 2011)
  19. The Great Threshold (February 2, 2011)
  20. Taking the Steps to Knowledge (April 21, 2000)
  21. Nature and Natural Disasters (September 8, 2008)
  22. The New Messenger, Chapter 1: The Will of Heaven (May 17, 2011)
  23. Navigating the Difficult Times Ahead (September 29, 2008)
  24. Real Change (November 6, 2008)
  25. Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 5: The Pillar of Work

Further Study

  • Wisdom from the Greater Community, Book 2, Chapter 9: Honesty