This is what Christianity must do: it must implant joy and beauty, as well as honesty and fidelity, in the way, place, and thought of work!
Once or twice the emperor was angered by Howard's plainness of speech, but told the ambassador afterwards that he liked the prison reformer all the better for his honesty.
Who, if he had no more Honesty and Conscience than my Uncle, wou'd let us pine for want of Lovers: but thanks be prais'd, the Generosity of our Cavaliers has open'd their obdurate Hearts with a Golden Key, that lets 'em in at all Opportunities.
Scaramouch, I have, for thy singular Wit and Honesty, always had a Tenderness for thee above that of a Master to a Servant.
" Four things there were which he kept in view in his teachingscholarliness, conduct of life, honesty, faithfulness.
The Master's answer was, "Give a foremost place to honesty and faithfulness, and tread the path of righteousness, and you will raise the standard of virtue.
If we say "Honesty is the best policy," we speak abstractly.
Nobody can see or hear or touch the thing honesty or the thing policy; the apprehension of them must be purely intellectual.
I realise that some of our papers are a disgrace to the high calling of journalism; I believe that some sacrifice honour for gain and that some are subservient to special interests; but the roll of American journalists is honoured by the presence of many names which command respect at home and abroad because of a long-standing reputation for honesty, fearlessness, and distinguished service in the cause of humanity.
" "I have a gift of honesty, you mean.
In further token of my approbation of thy honesty, I will confer upon thee the hand of the only other respectable person about the Court, namely, of Helladia.
Just outside the gates of the Vatican, my guide pointed out to me the little shabby building occupied by the Giordano Bruno Society, symbolic of the brave defiance thrown out, all down the ages, by poverty and the spirit of freedom and intellectual honesty, in the face of wealth and power and oppression, intellectual bondage and the dead weight of tradition.
Afterwarde when in a small space of tyme all honesty and shame did begin, to vanish and weare away, then mens daughters and women were admitted and receaued to daunses: and yet withall it is true, that this was a part by themselues, and in priuie places.
Finally a short time after, men haue so far disordered themselues, and broken the bondes and limits of honesty, that men & women haue daunsed togeather, or as wee would say, in mingle mangle, and namely and specially in feastes and banquets, in so much that we see, that this wicked and ungodlye custome, hath stretched forth it selfe euen unto us, and hath yet, or already the sway at this daye, more then euer it had.
Secondlye, that it were more generall, that is to say, that it did wholly and altogeather forbidd daunses, as wicked and unlawful thinges: for if we be Christians indeede, we ought not to suffer, that some pore and blinde Pagans should surmount and ouercome us in honesty & modesty.
But to cut it short, that is to say, to be short, wee can not gather that any appearaunce or shew of euil, or any signe of watonnes or dissolutenes, was euer found in the daunses of holy men, but altogeather contrariwise, they therein behaued themselues with such honor, fear, and reuerence towardes God, the whole matter it selfe beyng accompanied, with so great honesty and sobernesse, as nothinge more.
They fret themselves, they weary themselves, they waste their brains and heartsand sometimes their honesty besidesand if they fail, as in the chances and changes of this mortal life they must too often fail, have nothing for all their schemings save vanity and vexation of spirit.
He had found out that after all, honesty is the best policy; as God grant all of us may find out if any of us have not found it out already.
Honesty is the best policy.
They must have practical common sense, which is itself a kind of honesty.
Garibaldi's good sense and honesty of purpose led him to give in to the King's judgment.
The single-minded patriotism of the latter, and the statesmanship of the former, combined with the remarkably sure judgment and unfailing honesty of the King, gradually overcame all the difficulties of the situation.
To the picture of Our Lady of Kazan they were ever ready to burn wax and oil; to truth and justice they constantly omitted the tribute of mere common honesty.
Iago, feigning indignation that his honesty should be taken for a vice, asked Othello, if he had not sometimes seen a handkerchief spotted with strawberries in his wife's hand.
"If it will not freeze monsieur," replied Catrina, with uncompromising honesty.
Paul walked slowly through the village of Osterno, and realized, in his uncompromising honesty, that of the nine hundred men who lived therein there were not three upon whom he could rely.
His honesty and courage made his term of service one long battle, in which he fought with equal zeal the unworthy measures championed by his own and the opposing political party.
Let me entreat ye, madam, not to fear, For, by the honesty of Little John, It's but a tragic scene we have in hand, Only to fit the humour of the queen, Who is the chiefest at your troth-plight feast.
H. I am not weather-wise; but it may be We shall have hard frost; for true charity, Good dealing, faithful friendship, honesty, Are chill-cold, dead with cold.
Others in courtesy, Whenever they meet ye, With new fashions greet ye: Changing each congee, Sometime beneath knee, With, "Good sir, pardon me," And much more foolery, Paltry and foppery, Dissembling knavery: Hands sometime kissing, But honesty missing.
And I did see Thy honesty, From gallow-tree When thou didst free Scathlock and Scarlet certainly.
After the trick played upon him by the captain of the slave-ship, he had become exceedingly suspicious of the honesty and good faith of white men.
He was constrained to speak his honest convictions, and prophesied evil, and was thrown into prison for his honesty and boldness.
I hardly know anything more strange than that you recognize honesty in play, and do not in work.
If she had listened dispassionately to such words, spoken to any other woman, her native honesty of soul would have repelled them as unfair.
He could not associate this slight, fair girl, with a child's honesty and appeal in her eyes, with the forceful words he had read from her pen.
And, as one of poor Mercy's many devices for keeping up with her conscience a semblance of honesty in the matter of Stephen was the entire omission of all reference to him in her conversation, nothing occurred to remind her friends of him.
Much of this charm is explained by the tenacity of the people to the homely virtues of honesty and thrift, to their customs which testify to their home-loving character, and to their quaint costumes.
They say that honesty and politics are two different things.
One cannot change a principle: straight honesty is the same always.
He tried to procure the dismissal of the Abbé de Vermond, who, having been, as we have seen, the tutor of Marie Antoinette at Vienna, still remained attached to her person as her reader; and whose complete knowledge of all the ways of the court, joined to a thorough honesty and devoted fidelity to her best interests, rendered his services most valuable to his mistress in her new sphere.
one of her customers, doubting the honesty of her intentions, had informed the policeman.
But there's another kind o' honesty, seems to me, goes with that more seein' kind of kindness.
Our honesty with the Indians was little to brag on. GRANDMOTHER: You fret more about the Indians than anybody else does.
SILAS: A seeing how 'tis for the other persona bein' that other person, kind of honesty.
While watching their flocks on Christmas Eve, the shepherds are joined by Mak, a neighbor whose reputation for honesty is not good.
An unworthy merchant is a kind of pedlar, who (with the help of a broker) gets more by his wit than by his honesty.
He deals with no wholesale, but all his honesty is at one word; as for wares and weights, he knows how to hold the balance, and for his conscience he is not ignorant what to do with it.
The most of his wealth is in a pack of trifles, and for his honesty I dare not pass my word for him.
Virtue knows him not, honesty finds him not, wisdom loves him not, and honour regards him not.
He is the hate of honesty and the abuse of beauty, the spoil of youth and the misery of age.
Wherefore, referring you to Digby for business, this is only to give you assurance of my constant friendship to you: which, considering the general defection of common honesty, is in a sort requisite.
In all these arguments, there was never one word of question from any of us as to the honesty of our design.
"What, Señor!" adds Dawson, "are we to trust ourselves to the mercy and honesty of Barbary pirates on the open sea?"
"I would rather trust to their honesty," answers the Don, dropping his voice that he might not be heard by Moll, who was leading home the goats, "than to the mercy of an English judge, if we should be brought to trial with insufficient evidence to support our story.
" Not content to wait for this pinch, I resolved I would go into the city and enquire there if the booksellers could give me any employment thinking I might very well write some good sermons on honesty, now I had learnt the folly of roguery.
With people of only moderate ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy.
This was soon effected, and they left us with profuse expressions of regard; although, from the haste displayed in removing their ill-gotten wealth, it was evident that they placed as little confidence in our honesty, as we did in theirs.
The relations of the nations would be placed on the same plane of relative honesty and frankness now prevailing among individuals: not absolute truthfew of us practice thatbut that general ability to trust each other, in word and conduct, that is the foundation of our business and social life.
What he finally decided on was the engaging of a secretary, but he must be one with knowledge of political operations, one who combined wisdom with honesty.
And I tell you, Senator Peabody, that the principles that gave birth to this country, the principles of truth, honesty, justice and independence, would rule in Washington" "If Washington cared anything about them, Langdon," interjected the Pennsylvanian.
"Why, do you realize that to-day he is one of the most popular men in public life throughout the country; that 'What does Langdon think?' has become the watchword of the big body of independents who want honesty and decent government without graft?
It would make it easier for me to love you if you could.' There was such honesty of purpose in the blue eyes raised to his, such wistful curves to the sensitive little lips, that Jonathan Green for the first time felt the thrall of the child's power.
François, our classic dragoman, whose great delight is to recite Homer by the sea-side, is retained for the whole tour, as we have found no reason to doubt his honesty or ability.
And yet, the whole effort and viewpoint of the work will be found, I think, to be based upon a deep belief that one love is better than two, and that earnestness and honesty and altruism are more blessed and blissful, even with poverty and suffering, than any wealth of money, or of fame, or of amorous experience.
Wherefore, when we have become acquainted with all its divisions, it will be proper to consider the whole force of simple honesty.
But in the third kind, in which the question is what sort of thing something is, we must speak either of its honesty, or of its utility, or of its equity.
Of its honesty thus.
When one thinks what a knowing race we came from, it is really wonderful where we Yankees picked up our honesty.
The pheasant-plumed hats went decorously down in prayer-time, but the tail-feathers ran up perker than ever, from the posture; Leslie saw this, because she had lifted her own head and unclosed her eyes in a self-indignant honesty, when she found on what her secret thoughts were running.
Her heart palpitated; for a second time she began to doubt the honesty of Grimes.
But when I do steal, I have the honesty to confess it.
Surely it cannot be dishonest to be honesteven if honesty is the best policy.
That is what I mean when I say that the Barbarian is trying to cut away that cord of honesty and clear record on which hangs all that men have made.
She felt that she was honest, and she saw no good reason why he should doubt her honesty.
" Delectable as honesty is in a bank clerk, or would be in a lawyer, one yearns for a little less accuracy in the moral makeup of the too-accurate man; for a little of the celestial leaven of exaggeration in the dusty dryness of his dead-level garrulousness.
The too-accurate man need not pride himself upon his honesty above his fellow-men.
He possesses another quality, which may be called honesty.
The experienced Colonel Kortsaréff, the dread of the Tchetchenétz, the man whose bravery they feared, and whose honesty and disinterestedness they respected, directed the movements of the troops, and success could not be doubtful.
" "Wall" He seemed inclined, in sheer honesty, to deprecate the extreme and passionate emotion she suggested.
It showed the latter not a beautiful face, but a pretty one with a touch of honesty and pride that made her charming.
If asceticism, the austerities of celibate life, sacrifices, study of the Vedas, charity, honesty,these all were fruitless, men would not have practised virtue generation after generation.
He thus acquires an extraordinary influence which he consolidates amongst outsiders by occasional lapses into a fury of critical honesty and abuse.
"Not with you here," she answered breathlessly, with the impulse toward absolute honesty with which such an experience sometimes shakes the spirit out of its conventionalities.
and by the frank honesty of the project.
It must not, however, be forgotten, that Swift's attachment to his Church, as it influenced him against the Whigs, would naturally influence him against the deistical writers also, and that he must be credited, to that extent, with honesty of purpose.
He spoke it with so much honesty and freedom that I could not but take it very kindly; but, however, I told him I would not take a farthing from him as his master, but I would have him play the good husband with it, now he had such good fortune to get it.
An impolitic honesty.
In stating that our information has been almost entirely derived from the researches of practical men, we wish it to be understood, and shall afterwards endeavour to demonstrate, that these researches have, nevertheless, been conducted upon those inductive principles which are so often characteristic of natural acuteness of perception, when combined with candour of mind and honesty of purpose.
He is the quietest and best disposed man in his parishhis moral character is without a flawhis honesty without a blemish, yet is his mind filled with designs which would astonish the strongest head that rebel ever wore.
Common honesty and candour must compel this acknowledgment, even from men so desperate in their antipathies to the political system of Russia, as Mr Urquhart or Mr Cargillantipathies, by the way, with which we shall not hesitate to express a certain measure of participation.
Dispraise my health, my honesty, and tell her I am jealous. Spa.
My truth? Pan. Why Captain, do you think I am afraid she'l steal? Bes. I cannot tell, servants are slippery, but I dare give my word for her, and for honesty, she came along with me, and many favours she did me by the way, but by this light none but what she might do with modesty, to a man of my rank.
That thou to Truth the perfect way may'st know, To thee all her specific forms I'll show: He that the way to honesty will learn, First what's to be avoided must discern.
A HANDBOOK TO HONESTY.
He cannot so prove his honesty or his benevolence or his sobriety or his chastity, or anything else.
As to honesty, all that he can prove is that in any alleged instance he was not a thief.
I should say the same with absolute honesty if I had to clean the car myself.
It is difficult to believe that a man who has painted with so frightful an honesty the heartrending emptiness of the life of the poor can really grudge them every one of their pitiful pleasures, from courtship to tobacco.
Yet, as such conscientious people, we immoralists and atheists of this day still feel subject to the German honesty and piety of thousands of years' standing, though as their most doubtful and last descendants; nay, in a certain sense, as their heirs, as executors of their inmost will, a pessimist will, as aforesaid, which is not afraid of denying itself, because it delights in taking a negative position.