Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
As long as government is allowed to collect all Internet data, the perceived exigency will drive honest civil servants to reach more broadly and deeply into our networked lives.
I hate clever-cleverness, but I love good honest cleverness.
That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
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.
Though I be poor, I’m honest.
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.
Honesty is not found in revealing the truth, but in understanding how deeply afraid of it we are. To become honest is in effect to become fully and robustly incarnated into powerlessness.
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
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.