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To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
~ John Ruskin

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.
~ Josh Billings

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.
~ Lee Iacocca

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
~ Ambrose Bierce

Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie
~ Author Unknown

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.
~ John McKay

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
~ Edgar J. Mohn

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.
~ Bill Copeland

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.
~ Author Unknown

When truth is divided, errors multiply.
~ Eli Siegel

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
~ Emily Dickinson

No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
~ William Congreve

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
~ Adlai Stevenson

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.
~ E.V. Lucas

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.
~ Author Unknown

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.
~ Tad Williams

Truth fears no questions.
~ Author Unknown

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~ Thomas Jefferson

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.
~ Barbara Kingsolver

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.
~ Robert Brault

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Oscar Wilde
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. (1854-1900)
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