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Francisco d’Anconia on Honesty

“No, I don’t like people who speak or think in terms of gaining anybody’s confidence. If one’s actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others, only their rational perception. The person who craves a moral blank check of that kind, has dishonest intentions, whether he admits it to himself or not.”

— Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Part I, Chapter VI

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July 10, 2009 · 11:23 am

George Washington on Honesty

“I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs that honesty is always the best policy.”

— George Washington, Farewell Address, 19 September 1796

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June 28, 2007 · 2:31 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Truth

“It is my belief, however, that the truth is generally preferable to lies…

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 37

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June 27, 2007 · 5:18 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Truth

“The truth…It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, chapter 17

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June 27, 2007 · 5:15 pm