Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters": Albert Einstein .
The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong." ― Laura Ingalls Wilder
"To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart." ― charles dickens"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have." ― Abraham Lincoln
"The less you look to others,
the more you find in yourself.
What have you found in yourself."
― Ron W. Rathbun
"We're constantly getting these messages to mind our own business and look the other way if we want to be well liked, to not tell the truth or speak our mind or say anything too intense. Well, I'm telling you here that this approach not only makes you party to other people's crimes against themselves but is a prescription for mediocrity and delusion" ― Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You"He smiles an honest smile for the first time, and the difference is hard
to describe but easy to recognize."
― Brenna Yovanoff, The Space Between
"If the serpent was actually Satan, a fallen angel, then why were serpents punished rather than Satan himself? (Satan doesn't crawl around on his belly in later stories.)" ― Valerie Tarico, Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light
Sometimes you have to choose between being strong and being honest, if you want real answers." ― Jessiqua Wittman, A Memoir of Mercy
What man ain't the honestest cove in his own eyes?" Grote's round face is a bronze moon in the dark. "'Tain't good intentions what paves the road to hell: it's self-justifyin's." ― David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet ."[On marriage and permanent attachment:] Well, well -- the prizes all go to the women who 'play their cards well' -- but if they can only be won in that way, I would rather lose the game ... [C]lever [women] bide their time -- make themselves indispensable first, and then se font prier [=play hard to get]. Clever -- but I can't do it. ― Dorothy L. Sayers, The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist
"Where are the dogs going? you people who pay so little attention ask. They are going about their business. And they are very punctilious, without wallets, notes, and without briefcases. - Author: Charles Baudelaire"f people realized the great pains I go through to impose such delicious torment on him, they would be more punctilious. Andrew Cormier