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dishonesty

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Generosity is a part of my character, and I therefore hasten to assure this Government that I will never make an allegation of dishonesty against it wherever a simple explanation of stupidity will suffice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cole Porter: What is discretion but dishonesty dressed up in a little good breeding?More [08/22/2007 12:08:00]
[Father Jerry is returning the $10,000 Rocky has sent him 'anonymously' to help build the recreation center]



Rocky Sullivan:
Suppose the dough is hot? Nobody knows that but you and me.



Father Jerry:
That's just it.



Rocky Sullivan:
Oh, come on, don't be such an angel. You wanna get the center built, don't you? Well, go ahead - get it started.



Father Jerry:
Sure I wanna get it started; but I don't wanna get it started on rotten foundations.



Rocky Sullivan:
Aw, don't be a sucker!



Father Jerry:
All right, Rocky, supposin' I take the money... and I kid myself that it's a means to an end - well it isn't. It never will be. Inside the center my boys would be clean... and outside they'd be surrounded by the same rotten corruption and crime and criminals. Yes, yourself included. Criminals on all sides for my boys to look up to and revere... and respect and admire and imitate. What earthly good is it for me to teach that honesty is the best policy when all around they see that dishonesty is a better policy? That the hoodlum and the gangster is looked up to with the same respect as the successful businessman or the popular hero? You and the Fraziers and the Keefers and all the rest of those rotten politicians you've got in the palm of your hand. Yes, and you've got my boys, too. Whatever I teach them, you... you show me up. You show them the easiest way - the quickest way is with a racket or a gun.



Rocky Sullivan:
Well, it's so, ain't it?



Father Jerry:
Yes, it's so... God help us.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Consuelo:
You are a fighter. Fight with us. Fight for something decent.



Vallo:
Not I. All my life I've watched injustice and dishonesty fly the flag of decency. I don't trust it.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Juror #8:
Here's what I think happened: the old man heard the fight between the boy and his father a few hours earlier. Then, when he's lying in his bed he heard a body hit the floor in the boy's apartment, heard the woman scream from across the street, got to his front door as fast as he could, heard somebody racing down the stairs and assumed it was the boy.



Juror #6:
I think that's possible.



Juror #3:
ASSUMED? Brother, I've seen all kinds of dishonesty in my day, but this little display takes the cake. Y'all come in here with your hearts bleedin' all over the floor about slum kids and injustice; you listen to some fairy tales; suddenly you start gettin' through to some of these old ladies... well, you're not getting through to me, I've had enough! WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU GUYS? You all know he's guilty. He's got to burn! You're letting him slip through our fingers.



Juror #8:
Slip through our fingers? Are you his executioner?



Juror #3:
I'm one of 'em!



Juror #8:
Perhaps you'd like to pull the switch?



Juror #3:
For this kid? You bet I would!



Juror #8:
I feel sorry for you... what it must feel like to want to pull the switch.


[baiting him]



Juror #8:
Ever since you walked into this room, you've been acting like a self-appointed public avenger! You want to see this boy die because you personally want it, not because of the facts! You're a sadist!


[Three lunges wildly at Eight, who holds his ground. Several jurors hold Three back]



Juror #3:
I'll kill him! I'LL KILL HIM!



Juror #8:
You don't *really* mean you'll kill me, do you?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Diane:
Sam, I have never been more grateful to you than I am now. I just looked into the face of insensitivity and dishonesty and it made me blanch. I am going out there and I'm going to break up with Stuart, but I'm going to do it honestly, straight-forwardly, and yet caringly. I'll tell him the truth of my feelings, that I'm not attracted to him romantically, although I am very attracted to him as a friend. And I'll say it in a way that he will accept and understand and be grateful for. Do you even begin to understand what I'm trying to say?



Sam:
[pause] Everything except the part where you changed your name to "Blanche".



Diane:
[completely unsurprised] Goodbye, Sam.



Sam:
Goodbye, Blanche.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Roj Blake:
It's exactly as though Ensor were speaking.



Orac:
Surely it is obvious even to the meanest intelligence that during my development I would naturally become endowed with aspects of my creator's personality.



Kerr Avon:
The more endearing aspects by the sound of it.



Orac:
Possibly. However similarities between myself and Ensor are entirely superficial. My mental capacity is infinitely greater.



Jenna Stannis:
Modest, isn't he?



Orac:
Modesty would be dishonesty.



Vila Restal:
What's wrong with being dishonest?



Orac:
Is that a question?



Vila Restal:
Yes.



Orac:
The question is futile. Were I to say that I am incapable of dishonesty how would you know if I was being dishonest or not?



Roj Blake:
A question for a question. Well, you're capable of evasion, anyway.



Vila Restal:
I think I've heard enough. I don't like him. Orac, be a good junk heap - shut up.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.More [08/22/2011 10:08:42]
Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable.More [10/25/2011 02:10:24]
in this age of great ambiguity and relentless change, so many people cut ethical corners. Too many people think that dishonesty will get them ahead.More The Mastery Manual [06/21/2016 08:06:17]
Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies history has no place for them.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I detest politics, to be honest with you. It's a cesspool. And I don't think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don't believe in political correctness and I certainly don't believe in dishonesty.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A doctrine insulates the devout not only against the realities around them but also against their own selves. The fanatical believer is not conscious of his envy, malice, pettiness and dishonesty. There is a wall of words between his consciousness and his real self.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We sometimes find ourselves at a loss as to whether we should be more appalled at the Bush Administration's ideological obsession, its incompetence, its arrogance, its anti-intellectualism, or its dishonesty, ... In New Orleans, we see all of these forces at work in a manner that the mainstream media finally finds itself unable to ignore.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Schwarzenegger now hopes to bring the common Bush-Schwarzenegger agenda to this bluest of blue states. I am hopeful that the people of California will see through the governor's deception and dishonesty.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are some things that we know are just not as pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves, and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't want to lie. I dislike dishonesty. And I work in Hollywood, a town and a business that relies on a lot of falsehoods with people hiding behind different facades. I don't want to be a part of that.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By lying, we deny others a view of the world as it is. Our dishonesty not only influences the choices they make, it often determines the choices they can make—and in ways we cannot always predict. Every lie is a direct assault upon the autonomy of those we lie to.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Violence never really deals with the basic evil of the situation. Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder murder. Violence may murder the liar, but it doesn’t murder lie; it doesn’t establish truth. Violence may even murder the dishonest man, but it doesn’t murder dishonesty. Violence may go to the point of murdering the hater, but it doesn’t murder hate. It may increase hate. It is always a descending spiral leading nowhere. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and viMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...this culture of mandatory happiness actually promotes dishonesty and more suffering.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What I cannot forgive is dishonesty - and no matter what, or how hard, I would rather know the truth of which I today had such a clear & devastating vision from his mouth than hear foul evasions, blurrings and rattiness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm never going to take the view that I should say whatever I need to say in order to achieve something. Because that implies a level of dishonesty.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Take away someone’s fear, or low intelligence, or dishonesty . . . and you take away their compassion. Take away someone’s aggression and you take away their motivation, or their ability to assert themselves. Take away their selfishness and you take away their sense of self-preservation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I detest politics, to be honest with you. It's a cesspool. And I don't think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don't believe in political correctness and I certainly don't believe in dishonesty.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The vision I see is not only a movement of direct democracy, of self- and co-determination and non-violence, but a movement in which politics means the power to love and the power to feel united on the spaceship Earth... In a world struggling in violence and dishonesty, the further development of non-violence - not only as a philosophy but as a way of life, as a force on the streets, in the market squares, outside the missile bases, inside the chemical plants and inside the war industry - becomes one of the most urgentMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Terrorism is a word with little content - it is a label for brutalities committed by ?the enemy’, and from which one’s own acts of destruction are exempted. It is an inchoate and emotionally laden concept, a semantic mirror of our dishonesty and a repository for everything about war that we would like to disavow. Making a sharp distinction between war and terrorism is at best a self-deceptive game.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who have the immense dishonesty to fight with a ballot box in one hand and a rifle in the other have no place in democratic politics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some false representations contravene the law; some do not. The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business, and, besides, could not be done. The line between honesty and dishonesty is a narrow, shifting one and usually lets those get by that are the most subtle and already have more than they can use.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The party belongs to the millions of the rank and file. It does not belong to the handful of politicians who have assumed fraudulently to upset the will of the rank and file. The action of these men is in no sense "regular," as they claim it to be.... theft and dishonesty cannot give and never shall give a title to regularity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We never will get a full situation of open transparency, but we should seek to bring forth the major concerns about injustice and suffering and dishonesty. This needs to come into the open or there will never be peace in the hearts of us violated.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People want to work with somebody who feels shame, who worries about the perceptions of others. Dishonesty is something we don't like in others.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no well defined boundary line between honesty and dishonesty. The frontiers of one blend with the outside limits of the other, and he who attempts to tread this dangerous ground may be sometimes in the one domain and sometimes in the other.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The accumulation of genetic mutations were touted to be enough to change one species to another….No. It wasn’t dishonesty. I think it was wish fulfillment and social momentum. Assumptions, made but not verified, were taught as fact.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Integrity makes my job easier. It's deception and dishonesty that requires so much diligent effort.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God help us, ma'am! Do you see what we saw? We saw that we'd been given a law to live by, a moral law, they called it, which punished those who observed it - for observing it. The more you tried to live up to it, the more you suffered; the more you cheated it, the bigger reward you got. Your honesty was like a tool left at the mercy of the next man's dishonesty. The honest ones paid, the dishonest collected. The honest lost, the dishonest won. How long could men stay good under this sort of a law of goodness?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You may talk about religion and speak about the Gospel, and say we have got the truth and the plan of salvation, and we have got the authority of the Priesthood; but if we are not honest, it does not amount to anything; for neither God nor honorable men love dishonesty. We must, therefore, be an honest people.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dishonesty is the raw material not of quacks only, but also in great part dupes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The price of dishonesty is self-destruction.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a determined though unseen bravery that defends itself foot by foot in the darkness against the fatal invasions of necessity and dishonesty. Noble and mysterious triumphs that no eye sees, and no fame rewards, and no flourish of triumph salutes. Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields that have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. The truth is too complex and frightening; the taste for the truth is an acquired taste that few acquire…. ….The world winks at dishonesty. the world does not call it dishonestyMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty; it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others - on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[There] are cases where there is no dishonesty involved but where people are tricked into false results by a lack of understanding about what human beings can do to themselves in the way of being led astray by subjective effects, wishful thinking or threshold interactions. These are examples of pathological science. These are things that attracted a great deal of attention. Usually hundreds of papers have been published upon them. Sometimes they have lasted for fifteen or twenty years and then they gradually die away.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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