1. “People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.” – Richard J. Needham
2. “A half truth is a whole lie.” – Yiddish Proverb
3. “A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” – William Blake
4. “No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.” – Francis Bacon
5. “A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.” – Thomas Mann
6. “The only way to tell the truth is to speak with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard.” – Henry David Thoreau
7. “Some people will not tolerate such emotional honesty in communication. They would rather defend their dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others. Therefore, having rationalized their phoniness into nobility, they settle for superficial relationships.” – Unknown
8. “I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.” – Pietro Ariteno
9. “You can’t undo anything you’ve already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And then let God do the rest.” – Unknown
10. “Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected” – Mahatma Gandhi
11. “Truth never tranquilizes. The defining property of truth is its ability to disturb.” – Solomon Short
12. “It is not nearly so important how well a message is received as how well it is sent. You cannot take responsibility for how well another accepts your truth; you can only ensure how well it is communicated. And by how well, I don’t mean merely how clearly; I mean how lovingly, how compassionately, how sensitively, how courageously, and how completely.” – Neale Donald Walsch
13. “Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.” – Henri-Frederic Amiel
14. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you” – Friedrich Nietzsche
15. “Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” – Maya Angelou
16. “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive and unrealistic” – John F. Kennedy
17. “Truth comes as conqueror only to those who have lost the art of receiving it as friend.” – Rabindranath Tagore
18. “We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.” – Tad Williams
19. “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.” – Ann Landers
20. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
21. “Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.” – George Elliot
22. “It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.” – Henry Ward Beecher
23. “A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity” – Baltasar Gracian
24. “Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther
25. “Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others.” – Chuck Swindoll

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