Friday, February 15, 2013

What is honesty?

  • Honesty is telling the truth.
  • Honesty is straightforward conduct.
  • Honesty is being sincere, truthful, trustworthy, honorable, fair, genuine, and loyal with integrity.

  • Truth exists; only falsehood has to be invented. (George Braque)
  • The truth is more important than the facts. (Frank L. Wright)
  • In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. (Nietzsche)
  • If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you.
  • There is no wisdom like frankness. (Disraeli)
  • A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. (Thomas Mann)
  • Honesty is the best policy.
  • Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. (Jefferson)
  • One falsehood spoils a thousand truths. (Ashanti proverb)

10 tips for being more truthful
  1. Make a commitment to tell the truth and honor it.
  2. Tell someone about your commitment and progress.
  3. Think before you give a dishonest answer, explanation, or reason.
  4. Be careful of when and how you use exaggeration, sarcasm, or irony. 
  5. Be careful not to twist the truth or leave out part of it.
  6. Don't indulge in little white lies; don't get caught in cover-ups.
  7. Watch out for silent lies. When you know about a lie and keep quiet, the lie lives on.
  8. When you catch yourself lying, throw your mouth into reverse and tell the truth.
  9. Talk to yourself quietly and ask what is the best thing to do.
  10. Treat your to something special with you tell the truth even when it's hard.


Lorna said...

I love this. I have written a post on Truth. Here it is:

Meanwhile, I'll be returning to your blog every day to see if you have posted anything new.