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Quotes of frankness

  1. I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness. – Georg Brandes
  2. The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible. – Marquis De Custine
  3. Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor. – Benjamin Disraeli
  4. We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence. – Andre Maurois
  5. If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness – Alexander Smith
  6. All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness – Tennessee Williams
  7. My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for frankness

  1. Nora Cavanaugh held out her hand with that frankness which is always so fascinating in a beautiful woman. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  2. " Virginia," Rachel spoke with the frankness that had always existed between the two friends, " Jasper Chase told me the other night that he- in fact- he proposed to me- or he would, if-" Rachel stopped and sat with her hands clasped on her lap, and there were tears in her eyes. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  3. With all his frankness Burt's relations to Amy still baffled her. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  4. His frankness was startling, but the girl showed neither astonishment nor resentment. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  5. To you I owe perfect frankness and you shall have it. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. Cavour tried, not for the first time, the effect of entire frankness – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  7. If there was any one tangible thing which love meant to her, it was frankness – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  8. I remind you of that hour, because I wish to ask now for the same frankness of speech. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  9. I have had to complain a good deal of him, but I have never had to complain of his frankness – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  10. More than all, he has had an opportunity of telling his own story, with the simplicity that belongs to truth, if it were true, and the frankness and earnestness of an honest man, if he be such. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  11. Singleton, who was not in the secret of his personal misfortunes, still treated him with timid frankness as the rising star of American art. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  12. I honour your courage- your frankness and- still more- your absolute independence. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  13. Often they had questioned her about her foreign face and manners, but like many who do not admire the frankness of Americans, it had pleased her to remain simply " foreign." – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  14. But I like your frankness – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  15. It is this simplicity, or what it is the fashion of the day to call frankness which gives a singular charm to his writing. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  16. And Montague stared at him; he had not been prepared for this frankness – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  17. He answered it at once with the utmost frankness – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  18. I thought, too, that there was a lack of frankness in her face, and that she had a furtive look in her eyes. – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  19. Not many days before, Louis had told him with brutal frankness that the hand which pulled him from the gutter could fling him back again. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  20. I have my duty to think of; and yet- I cannot, naturally, speak to you with entire frankness – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward