When truth is divided, errors multiply

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 truth needs so little rehearsal.

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse

If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it.

Better to have little, with godliness,than to be rich and dishonest.

It is hard to say which of the two we ought most to lament,–the unhappy man who sinks under the sense of his dishonor, or him who survives it.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

A lie is just the truth waiting to be itself.

Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on

Sharpness does not earn one money, and honesty will not lose money.

With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back.

Don’t place too much confidence in the man who boasts of being as honest as the day is long. Wait until you meet him at night.

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.

Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited.

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

It is not true that men can be divided into absolutely honest persons and absolutely dishonest ones. Our honesty varies with the strain put on it.

Loyalty makes a person attractive. It is better to be poor than dishonest.

It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian.

Dishonesty is a forsaking of permanent for temporary advantages.

There is no well-defined boundary between honesty and dishonesty. The frontiers of one blend with the outside limits of the other, and he who attempts to tread this dangerous ground may be sometimes in one domain and sometimes in the other.

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other’s thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.

A half truth is a whole lie.

I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.

I don’t mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

It is a poor cause which has to be lied for regularly.

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.

Respect for the truth is an acquired taste.

Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable.

Honest poverty lives happily; ill gotten wealth worries.

There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook.

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.

The highest compact we can make with our fellow is – “Let there be truth between us two forevermore.

If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.

All who cheat with dishonest weights and measuresare detestable to the Lord your God

Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.

Dishonor waits on perfidy. A man should blush to think a falsehood; it is the crime of cowards.

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

If you avoid the truth, you pay for your lies. A lie always does the most harm to the person who tells it.

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.

The gains of the wicked bring short-lived pleasure, but afterwards long-continued grief.

Who lies for you will lie against you.

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.

Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.

A little candor never leaves me. It is what protects me.

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.

Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth

Who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God.