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  Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.  
 -  Morihei Ueshiba
  

  We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

  Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  To me the worst thing seems to be a school principally to work with methods of fear, force and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity and the self-confidence of pupils and produces a subservient subject.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.  
 -  Confucius
  

  How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.  
 -  Charles Spurgeon
  

  The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.  
 -  Bruce Barton
  

  Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.  
 -  Chen Shui-bian
  

  A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Sincerity is the way to heaven.  
 -  Mike Melville
  

  Never try to look into both eyes at the same time. Switch your gaze from one eye to the other. That signals warmth and sincerity.  
 -  David Sarnoff
  

  A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.  
 -  Robert Hall
  

  Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity.  
 -  Eric Cantona
  

  Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihoodthe virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.  
 -  James Russell Lowell
  

  For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Sincerity: if you can fake it, you've got it made.  
 -  Daniel Schorr
  

  Danger lies in the writer becoming the victim of his own exaggeration, losing the exact notion of sincerity, and in the end coming to despise truth itself as something too cold, too blunt for his purpose -- as, in fact, not good enough for his insistent emotion. From laughter and tears the descent is easy to sniveling and giggles.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.  
 -  Mike Melville
  

  This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.  
 -  Lionel Barrymore
  

  I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.  
 -  Queen Elizabeth II
  

  Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.  
 -  Bible
  

  Unless you can fake sincerity, you'll get nowhere in this business.  
 -  Robert Stone
  

  The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.  
 -  Edmund White
  

  Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity.  
 -  Joseph Lancaster
  

  You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.  
 -  Fred Allen
  

  To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.  
 -  Sarojini Naidu
  

  Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Sincerity is moral truth.  
 -  George Henry Lewes
  

  Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money.  
 -  Tre Cool
  

  All I can guess is that when I write, I forget that it's not real. I'm living the story, and I think people can read that sincerity about the characters. They are real to me while I'm writing them, and I think that makes them real to the readers as well.  
 -  Stephenie Meyer
  

  That's what show business is, sincere insincerity.  
 -  Benny Hill
  

  Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.  
 -  George Byron
  

  Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.  
 -  George Henry Lewes
  

  The secret of success is sincerity.  
 -  Jean Giraudoux
  

  At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.  
 -  Lionel Blue
  

  Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.  
 -  Peggy Noonan
  

  Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.  
 -  George Henry Lewes
  

  We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to achieve a peaceful reunification of the country.  
 -  Hu Jintao
  

  Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.  
 -  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  

  Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.  
 -  Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  

  Sincerity is not only effective and honourable, it is also much less difficult than is commonly supposed.  
 -  George Henry Lewes
  

  Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.  
 -  Brenda Blethyn