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honesty

noun accuracy, artlessness, authenticity, bluntness, candidness, candor, conscientiousness, exactitude, factualness, fairness, fidelity, fides, frankness, genuineness, guilelessness, high character, high principles, honorableness, impartiality, incorruptibility, ingenuousness, integrity, legitimacy, openness, plainness, plainspeaking, principles, probitas, reality, realness, reputability, repute, respectability, sanctity, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, simplicity, sincerity, soundness, stainlessness, trustworthiness, truth, truthfulness, unadulteration, unaffectedness, unconstraint, unreserve, unrestraint, unspuriousness, unvarnished truth, uprightness, upstandingness, validity, veraciousness, veracity, veridicality, verity, virtue, worthiness
Associated concepts: character evidence, reputation for honesty
See also: candor, conscience, equity, ethics, fairness, integrity, justice, principle, probity, rectitude, trustworthiness, truth, veracity

HONESTY. That principle which requires us to give every one his due. Nul ne doit slenrichir aux de ens du droit d'autrui.
     2. The very object of social order is to promote honesty, and to restrain dishonesty; to do justice and to prevent injustice. It is no less a maxim of law than of religion, do unto others as you wish to be done by.

References in classic literature ?
It is not armed with superior with or honesty, but with superior physical strength.
You should not ease me of mine so lightly,'' muttered Gurth, whose surly honesty could not be tamed even by the pressure of immediate violence, ``had I it but in my power to give three strokes in its defence.
How I cursed the cowardice of the neighbours; how I blamed my poor mother for her honesty and her greed, for her past foolhardiness and present weakness
They look upon fraud as a greater crime than theft, and therefore seldom fail to punish it with death; for they allege, that care and vigilance, with a very common understanding, may preserve a man's goods from thieves, but honesty has no defence against superior cunning; and, since it is necessary that there should be a perpetual intercourse of buying and selling, and dealing upon credit, where fraud is permitted and connived at, or has no law to punish it, the honest dealer is always undone, and the knave gets the advantage.
Le Grand has given in one dissertation an example of great moderation, in deviating from the temper of his religion, but in the others has left proofs that learning and honesty are often too weak to oppose prejudice.
Little girl, your honesty and pluck have made me a friend, and that's rarer than a lover, it's more selfish anyhow.
The people wondered as they saw them, and asked each other what all this might be; whereon Halitherses, who was the best prophet and reader of omens among them, spoke to them plainly and in all honesty, saying:
Horses turned loose Preparations for winter quarters Hungry times Nez Perces, their honesty, piety, pacific habits, religious ceremonies Captain Bonneville's conversations with them Their love of gambling
said Silky, who was lounging in a corner of the shop--"wonderful sentiments, and such as becomes a man of honesty.
Such skill, the skill of technique, is more than honesty; it is something wider, embracing honesty and grace and rule in an elevated and clear sentiment, not altogether utilitarian, which may be called the honour of labour.
Though Nobleness you ca'n't attain To any very great extent-- The path of Honesty is plain, However inconvenient
It must have been by an inherent principle of honesty and charity towards each other.