Sincerity Quotes

Jun 25, 2022 | Character Quotables | 0 comments

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“What’s a man’s first duty? The answer’s brief: To be himself.”

-Henrik Ibsen

“When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people’s hearts.”

-Lao Tzu

“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”

-Basil Rathbone

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

-John F. Kennedy

“Say what you mean and act how you feel, because those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.”

-Dr. Seuss

“A man can never hope to be more than he is if he is not first honest about what he isn’t.”

-Don Williams, Jr

​“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

Noël Coward

“We are all unique, and have our own special place in the puzzle of the universe.”
-Rod Williams

“Sincerity – if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

-George Burns

“What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Smiling away your troubles requires a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda

“He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.”

-Sigmund Freud

“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”


“Sincerity gives wings to power.”

-Latin Proverb

“You’re amazing just the way you are.”
-Bruno Mars

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
-Mary Dunbar

“I am the me I choose to be.”
-Sir Sidney Poitier

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.”

-John Lennon

“He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.”

-Sigmund Freud

“What comes from the heart goes to the heart”

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Be content to seem what you are.”

-Marcus Aurelius

“Be sincere, Be brief, Be seated.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”

-Bryant H. McGill

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
-E. E. Cummings

How can you use Quotes?

  • Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
  • Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
  • Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
  • Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
  • Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
  • Make it fun:  You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.