How may my honesty
at least rise to any distinction?
Every emendation of Anne's had been on the side of honesty
An adventurer like Lemuel Struthers might build up the millions of his Shoe Polish on any number of shady dealings; but unblemished honesty
was the noblesse oblige of old financial New York.
Well, then," his Highness quietly remarked, "now I know what to believe with regard to Mynheer Bowelt's honesty
and courage: he has neither the one nor the other.
All I profess, and all I require of my brethren, is to maintain the same strict honesty among ourselves which the mob show to one another.
This claim, however, I desire to be allowed me only on condition that I preserve strict honesty towards my poor brethren, from whom, if ever I borrow any of that little of which they are possessed, I shall never fail to put their mark upon it, that it may be at all times ready to be restored to the right owner.
He had a strong regard for honesty
, and his word, once given, had always been kept up to now.
Where mine honesty
ceaseth, there am I blind, and want also to be blind.
There is something in these Loups which opens my inmost heart to them; they seem to have the courage, ay, and the honesty, too, of the Delawares of the hills.
You are a true man, as I know by the way in which you keep your faith; and honesty is a gift too rare to be forgotten.
He told me, if I desired his opinion of anything within the reach of his business, he would do his endeavour that I should not be wronged, but that he would also help me to a good sober person who was a grave man of his acquaintance, who was a clerk in such business too, though not in their house, whose judgment was good, and whose honesty I might depend upon.
When I came he made several proposals for my placing my money in the bank, in order to my having interest for it; but still some difficulty or other came in the way, which he objected as not safe; and I found such a sincere disinterested honesty in him, that I began to muse with myself, that I had certainly found the honest man I wanted, and that I could never put myself into better hands; so I told him with a great deal of frankness that I had never met with a man or woman yet that I could trust, or in whom I could think myself safe, but that I saw he was so disinterestedly concerned for my safety, that I said I would freely trust him with the management of that little I had, if he would accept to be steward for a poor widow that could give him no salary.
A man,' says Sampson, 'who loses forty-seven pound ten in one morning by his honesty
, is a man to be envied.
On the other hand, the orthodox are right to insist that the demands of deep honesty
need to be accorded the most decisively absolute authority.
I have registered and now own Honesty
, as in Honesty
is the best policy.