Cornerstones

Truth

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Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Spencer Johnson

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn

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

Truth will ultimately prevail where pains is taken to bring it to light.
George Washington

The hardest tumble a man can take is to fall off his own bluff.
Ambrose Bierce

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18 (KJV)

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Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

Three things cannot be hidden: The sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha

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

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Albert Einstein

’Tis strange--but true; for truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Lord Byron

Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Proverbs 12:22 (KJV)

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw

The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
Henry David Thoreau

An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
Robert Burns

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
Paul Eldridge

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Aristotle

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.
Anne Lamott

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