Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure. ~~ Joseph Sugarman ~
When you stand for honesty, you believe in yourself and everything you represent. When you stand for honesty, everything you say carries the voice of credibility. But, when you’re dishonest, your soiled reputation will do the speaking for you.
Being honest isn’t easy, otherwise we’d all do it all the time. No matter how badly you think someone will react when you tell them something, you can be sure that they will be many times more upset when they find out that you’d lied to them. Honesty and integrity produce trust. If we don’t live our lives honestly, we become shrouded in mystery.
Without honesty there is no foundation for a lasting or enjoyable relationship in any context, whether that be with a family member, friend or romantic interest. Honesty is a voice for love that builds trust. Without it, even ‘I love you’ becomes a lie in itself and there’s no real security in the relationship.
Honesty is the best policy.