I think honesty is the best policy because being honest will give you mental peace. You don't have to live with guilt because you lied. If you are always honest with people you don't have to remember the lie you told them. The other person will always trust you. Being honest with someone shows character and shows that you trust them enough to let them know that you tell the truth and nothing but the truth. When someone feels you are honest with them they tend to trust you more and this builds a strong relationship. It also assures the other person that you are trustworthy. Dishonest people don't get second chances when they lie because people are going to think they are always lying to them.
honesty is the best policy because the little white lie is going to be revieled somehow. Also, honesty can be a advantage because you get to know what's going to happen and what is happening. Otherwise, you'll be finding something very weird from what you were expecting or had in mind. Therefore, honesty is the best policy you should use and should be used from now on. Also, lies might ruin your life by ruining your friendship, family by coming up with exuses nobody would understand, and would be coming up with a werid exuses that might lose the priviledge of your trust you have from your friends, family and the ones that are close to you.
Honesty is the best policy becaues if you lie then you can get your self in a butt load of trouble. So nver lie to a police officer or you will get arested.So if don't want to get arested then tell the truth and that won't happen to you.
Yes I do believe that honesty is the best policy. One should never be less than honest. When someone asks you something then they expect an honest answer. If you are not honest then people will never truly trust you. It is always so easy not to be honest, it takes honor to be a honest person.
Obviously there are some situations where lying is the right thing to do, such as the examples that philochristos gave. But generally, honesty is a good policy to follow in everyday life. Keep in mind the "policy" is just a guiding principle, and can be overridden if absolutely necessary.
Id rather be hurt with the truth then comforted with a lie.
All lies come back eventually,whether someone lied to you or you lied to someone else. It just makes situations worse for you and those around you. Why go through all that when you can tell the truth once and get everything out in the open.
Honesty is the best policy because being honest will give you mental peace. You don't have to live with guilt because you lied. If you are always honest with people you don't have to remember the lie you told them. No one will trust a liar and a cheater that makes it worse.
Being honest are the word of courage and pride.Dishonesty leads to a great trouble.Most of the time dishonesty hampers ourself....In taking wrong decision in any domain.Honesty is ever green and shines like a sun....Dishonesty is like a dark night without any lamp...Honesty showers our life with gods gift and is a sign of a good sprit...
While there are exceptions (knowing the difference is one sign of being adult), as general rule honesty is best policy. Honestly what's your opinion about someone who tells different story with different people all the time? And then spins even more tales when the facts contradict? And seem to really really want to to not talk to others but to listen to them alone? Yes, that person is full of BS. Honestly, can you trust them? Can you work with them? Then what do you think about someone who breaks their promises all the time? Can you work with them? No. True working relations must be based on trust, on integrity. All leadership in the world fails NOT when people are tired of being made to suffer, but when people are tired of being lied to. If you have way too many things to hide, then perhaps that's time for serious introspection.
Honesty is the best policy and it should be followed by everyone. But today this sentence honesty is the best policy is only for a good behavior person . In today world word honesty forgotten it meaning
but to bring it back every one should be unite and not to say lies to any one then only honesty will come back
Honesty is not the best policy. First, if you always tell the truth, everyone will know your privacy and secrets. Second, if you play a game or magic tricks, you tell the people the truth, so you might lose or know the answer for the magic tricks already. So, I think honesty is not the best policy.
Honesty is not always the best policy. I would rather tell someone a lie instead of hurting their feelings or making them feel bad. I can live with not telling the truth as long as it does not hurt someone else. If not being honest can help you get out of trouble or will help you, why not lie?
White lies I think are necessary to survive life without hurting peoples feelings. If your kids are asking you if Santa is real, I don't think it would be such a great idea for you to outright say NO! This could crush your kids childhood dreams! White lies can protect people from the harsh truth and I'm not saying honesty is a bad thing but I think white lies can be good and help protect people from eventually finding out the truth.
Talking in terms of the one telling the lie/truth, truth is only good to not feel guilty about lying. And even so, you may feel worse for the content of the truth you speak. Also, the concept of truth itself is very vague. Are we to tell only the truth always? Are we to tell the truth but omit the unpleasant parts? Or is omittance a form of lying? If so, then surely every second I don't purge my every waking thought, I am lying (no matter how much truth I also manage to speak).
For example, if you forgot to do something at your job and were honest about it, you could get fired, which could lead to financial trouble (if you're unlucky.) On the other hand, if you lie about it and don't get caught, you will most likely keep your job and maybe get a promotion.
First of all, lying is not always the right answer but honesty is not in actuality the BEST policy. For example, white lies are told in order not to hurt someone's feelings. How exactly is not telling the truth in this situation bad? If someone were to ask if they look ugly because of something which they cannot help, then lying would be the better option because the truth could hurt them and it might affect them psychologically as well as affect their self-esteem and how they carry themselves.
Secondly, if a person were to be kidnapped and he had a concealed weapon or a form of help and the kidnapper asked if he had any such thing, the truth here would not be the wisest option either, it would be pure stupidity to give away that you have some way to escape.
Third, if someone were to ask you about something you had sworn to keep a secret, you wouldn't actually give them the truth, now would you? That would be betrayal.
Honestly is not always the best policy. It depends on the situation, circumstances and effects of what the truth may bring.
Here's a few situations in which honesty is not the best policy: (1) You're hiding Jews to save them from the nazis. The nazis show up at your door and ask if there are any Jews in your home. You should lie and say 'no.' (2) You're a cop working under cover and somebody asks you if you're a cop. You should lie and say, 'no.' (3) Your wife asks you, "Am I as pretty as she is?"
is to not hurt others essentially. Some might argue the reason for honesty is because it is the right thing to do. However, when we are honest at wrong times, we in fact end up hurting the feeling of others, which then defeats the purpose. Just like we cannot judge a book by its cover, we cannot judge an action just by its connotation. Of course, lie itself has a negative connotation. But is it still bad and negative if it is used to encourage and compliment others?
People lie to keep themselves safe. Whether emotionally, physically or psychologically, it does happen. I'm not saying that that is why everyone lies because I know that some people have way more selfish desires but I'd just like people to acknowledge this.
For example, if you had a secret you would not just tell people simply because they asked. It doesn't work that way. Sometimes you might if you really trusted that person but more often than not we take or deepest secrets to the grave.
Look if your friend asked for your opinion on something concerning them you would automatically give positive feedback. If you told the truth all the time you would probably have a significantly lowered number of friends. All of us at one point or another have been in the situation where we say "I love it,"without really meaning that at all. We're saying it for the benefit of whoever gave us the unwanted gift. If government officials started randomly telling all the other important people of the world how they really felt the whole world would constantly be at war.
But at the same time being a constant liar is no good because once one lie is found out people tend to stop trusting you. Start to wonder if everything you've told them were lies.
Don't try to say none of this applies to you because that would be a major lie. As far as I know we're only human.
And you know that's true.