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a boy holding up his handHonesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
       - Thomas Jefferson

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
        - Mark Twain

One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Ghanaian Proverb 

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
       - William Shakespeare

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
       - Cicero

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.  
       - F.M. Hubbard

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
       - Anonymous

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
       - Walter Anderson

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

Honesty is the best image.
       - Tom Wilson

Truth fears no questions.
       - Unknown

One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Chinese Proverb 

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Dutch Proverb

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

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

A half truth is a whole lie                                                                                                                     - Yiddish Proverb

A truthful witness gives honest testimony, a false witness tells lies                                            - Proverbs 12:17

 The truth shall make you free                                                                                                          - John 8:32


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Original edition by Gary Hyink, Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, interns, and Bill Blackman, the president. Most recent edition by Tara O'Donnell &  Katie Lusk, Hearts & Minds interns
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