A lie is still a lie if everyone believes it,
and the truth is still the truth if no one believes it.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson
Honesty is the best policy;
but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
-Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
- Pope John Paul II
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
A person should not
promise to give a child something and then not give it, because in that way the child learns to lie.
It often requires more bravery to tell the simple truth than it does to win a battle.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
Miguel de Cervantes
When the truth is in your way you're on the wrong road.
Henry Wheeler Shaw