In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing.
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
An honest man is always a child.
He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.