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Definition of Candor


  1. Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.
  2. A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.

Candor Quotations

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.
Madame de Stael

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
James F. Cooper

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
Peggy Noonan

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
Walt Whitman

In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
Gerald R. Ford
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Candor Translations

candor in German is Offenheit, Aufrichtigkeit {f}
candor in Spanish is candor

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