Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Dash of Honesty

“If you truly want honesty, don't ask questions you don't really want the answer to.”
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
“Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.”
“The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.”
“The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.”
“I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why...and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.”
“It pays to be honest, but it's slow pay.”

(Sources: proverb, Socrates, Jim Morrison, James Allen, Robert E. Lee, Mary Ellen Mark, proverb. Image: Sam Brown.)

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