„Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for.“

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„A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest.“

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

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„[You look like] a dishonest Abe Lincoln.“

—  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.

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„You can't build a secure future on dishonest money.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
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. Speech to Conservative Party Conference (11 October 1985) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/106145

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„Convictions are variable; to be always consistent is to be sometimes dishonest.“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1913
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„It is not a pain to give to ingrates, but it is an intolerable one to be obliged to a dishonest man.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
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. Maxim 317.

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„To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.“

—  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].

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„Technical problems can be remediated. A dishonest corporate culture is much harder to fix.“

—  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,

„Not all segregationists are lunatics, or even dishonest men.“

—  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.

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„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
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!"

„A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.“

—  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.

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