Honesty, Integrity

Interesting topic….Honesty & Integrity

Throughout life we are oft-confronted with issues that center around certain moral dilemmas, with honesty and integrity being at the top of the list.  How those situations are handled say so much about our character, or the character of others.  

Having recently dealt with an issue where dishonesty coupled with hidden motives were brought to light, I came to be very introspective about this issue of honesty.  I did some reading, some soul-searching, and some reflection hoping to resolve some feelings of anger and the wish for ill-will towards those that breached an important trust.  I hope that I come to the proper moral position regarding those that offended my trust, but I also know that the social repercussions suffered by those who do such things are initiated by their own web of deceit.

Proverbs 11:3  The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.

F. Nietzsche

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. 
Y. Yevtushenko

I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy. George Washington

Honest people are never touchy about the matter of being trusted.  
Ayn Rand

No legacy is so rich as honesty.  William Shakespeare

The glue that holds all relationships together — including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.  Brian Tracy

Proverbs 10:9  Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

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