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  • 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.
  • Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest we have no right to keep him in public life, it matters not how brilliant his capacity, it hardly matters how great his power of doing good service on certain lines may be.
  • If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
  • The man who pauses in his honesty wants little of a villain.
  • The more honesty a man has, the less he affects the air of a saint.
  • There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.
  • What is becoming is honest, and whatever is honest must always be becoming.
  • Honesty: The most important thing in life. Unless you really know how to fake it, you'll never really make it.
  • It's easier to be dishonest for two than for one.
  • Prefer loss before dishonest gain; for that brings grief but once; this forever.
  • A straight line is the shortest in morals as well as in geometry.
  • The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world is to be in reality what we should appear to be.
  • Money dishonestly acquired is never worth its cost, while a good conscience never costs as much as it is worth.
  • Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones.