honesty is the best policy

honesty is the best policy

Meaning

  • being honest is always good and fruitful
  • to advice someone to be honest in their dealings
  • to be honest about things is better than elaborating lies
  • honesty is so important that it should be a policy

Example Sentences

  1. The company has high moral standards and has the words “honesty is the best policy” written all over its premises.
  2. I learnt this as a kid, honesty is the best policy.
  3. If my kids have broken the vase then I trust that they will come clean themselves because I have taught them that honesty is the best policy.
  4. No one in this particular political party knows that honesty is the best policy.
  5. The police stuck to honesty being the best policy in this case and gave us facts from the very beginning.
  6. I cannot bother with explanations later so stick with honesty being the best policy.

Origin

The Gandhian way of honesty being of utmost importance as a virtue in human beings originates from that era too. It was a time when morals and the lack of it were as clear as black and white. People would have an option to choose between the two and hence as an advice it was provided to choose between the better of the virtues.

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