To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.
~ Mark Twain
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use.
Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie
I am a big believer in the 'mirror test.' All that matters is if you can look in the mirror
and honestly tell the person you see there, that you've done your best.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.
Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.
Lemuel K. Washburn
He who is not sure of his memory, should not undertake the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
When truth is divided, errors multiply.
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
No mask like open truth to cover lies,
As to go naked is the best disguise.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing
it is almost the only courageous thing left to do.
The highest compact we can make with our fellow is -- "Let there be truth between us two forevermore."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.
We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of
what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.
Truth fears no questions.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
F. M. Hubbard
Often, the surest way to convey information is to tell the strict truth.
~ Mark Twain
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
~ Oscar Wilde
The truth needs so little rehearsal.
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
Irish dramatist, poet, author and one of the most iconic figures from
late Victorian society. For his sexuality he suffered the indignity and shame of imprisonment.
For a long time his name was synonymous with scandal and intrigue.
However with changing social attitudes he is remembered with great affection for his biting social criticism, wit and linguistic skills.