— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Charles Bowen English judge 1835 - 1894
Angus v. Clifford (1891), 60 L. J. Rep. (N. S.) C. D. 456.
— Alexander Woollcott American critic 1887 - 1943
Describing Harold Ross, fellow Round Table member and founder of The New Yorker, as quoted in The American Treasury, 1455-1955 (1955) by Clifton Fadiman, Charles Lincoln Van Doren, p. 461; variants of this quote begin "He looks like..." "He looked like..." etc.
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Speech to Conservative Party Conference (11 October 1985) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/106145
Second term as Prime Minister
Context: We will not reflate... Past governments have tried that. Past governments have deliberately created inflation in the hope of reducing unemployment. It always finished up with worse inflation and worse unemployment. Mr President, You can't build a secure future on dishonest money. And there is a fundamental truth, from which no government can escape.
— Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914
Source: Epigrams, p. 367
„It is not a pain to give to ingrates, but it is an intolerable one to be obliged to a dishonest man.“
Ce n'est pas un grand malheur d'obliger des ingrats, mais c'en est un insupportable d'être obligé à un malhonnête homme.
Variant translation: It is not a great misfortune to be of service to ingrates, but it is an intolerable one to be obliged to a dishonest man.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Earliest instance of this quote found on Google Books is the heading to a chapter entitled "How to Make Free Money From Your Website" from 2001 https://books.google.com/books?id=7ogreSDhbCEC&q=ghandi#v=snippet&q=ghandi&f=false, where it is attributed to "M. K. Ghandi" [sic].
„I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.“
— John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674
Apology for Smectymnuus (1642)
— Bruce Schneier American computer scientist 1963
Visa and Amex Drop CardSystems, Schneier, Bruce, 2005-08-15, Cryptogram newsletter, 2006-09-08 http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0508.html#16,
— Walt Kelly American cartoonist 1913 - 1973
Ten Everlovin' Blue-Eyed Years With Pogo (1959); an aside while recounting the 1954 shooting in the US Congress public-viewing gallery. Kelly noted that the shooters were not lunatic-fringe segregationists, then added the aside in a footnote.
— Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
Durant, Will. Commencement Speech. We Have a Right To Be Happy Today https://web.archive.org/web/20130106111821/http://www.willdurant.com/youth.htm. Webb School of Claremont, CA. 7 Jun 1958.
Context: To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves; let us be above such transparent egotism. If you can't say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.
— Fred W. Friendly President of CBS News 1915 - 1998
Commenting on New Yorker staff writer Alastair Reid's use of composite characters.
p. 65, The interplay of influence: mass media and their publics in news, advertising, politics, Wadsworth series in mass communication, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Edition 2, Wadsworth, 1988.
Source: Anna Karenina
„Such grinning inanity is very sad to the soul of man. Human faces should not grin on one like masks; they should look on one like faces! I love honest laughter, as I do sunlight; but not dishonest“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1840s, Past and Present (1843)
Context: "No man in this fashionable London of yours," friend Sauerteig would say, "speaks a plain word to me. Every man feels bound to be something more than plain; to be pungent withal, witty, ornamental. His poor fraction of sense has to be perked into some epigrammatic shape, that it may prick into me;—perhaps (this is the commonest) to be topsyturvied, left standing on its head, that I may remember it the better! Such grinning inanity is very sad to the soul of man. Human faces should not grin on one like masks; they should look on one like faces! I love honest laughter, as I do sunlight; but not dishonest: most kinds of dancing too; but the St.-Vitus kind not at all! A fashionable wit, ach Himmel, if you ask, Which, he or a Death's- head, will be the cheerier company for me? pray send not him!"
„Tomorrow, they will say, "Donald Trump rants and raves at the press." I’m not ranting and raving. I’m just telling you. You know, you’re dishonest people. But, but I’m not ranting and raving. I love this. I’m having a good time doing it. But tomorrow, the headlines are going to be, "Donald Trump rants and raves." I’m not ranting and raving.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2017, February
„This is not only dishonest; it also carries a severe penalty with it. If you disregard people's motives, it becomes much harder to foresee their actions.“
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
"As I Please," Tribune (8 December 1944)<sup> http://alexpeak.com/twr/tdoaom/</sup>
"As I Please" (1943–1947)
Context: We are told that it is only people's objective actions that matter, and their subjective feelings are of no importance. Thus pacifists, by obstructing the war effort, are 'objectively' aiding the Nazis; and therefore the fact that they may be personally hostile to Fascism is irrelevant. I have been guilty of saying this myself more than once. The same argument is applied to Trotskyism... To criticize the Soviet Union helps Hitler: therefore "Trotskyism is Fascism". And when this has been established, the accusation of conscious treachery is usually repeated. This is not only dishonest; it also carries a severe penalty with it. If you disregard people's motives, it becomes much harder to foresee their actions.