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Quotations on Candor

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We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.

~ William James

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

There is no wisdom like frankness.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

~ Proverbs

- Arabian Proverb

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.

~ George MacDonald

Gracious to all,
to none subservient,
Without offense he spoke the word he meant.

~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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