Friday, January 20, 2006

Honesty Quotes & Life Instructions

I found a few quotes about Honesty….. The day is for honest men, the night is for thieves. Euripides. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it. When in doubt, tell the truth. These three by Mark Twain. Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. Mary MacCracken. Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. Samuel Butler. Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. Sigmond Freud. Some more life instructions – Author unknown. 1. Talk slow but think quick. 2. Don’t judge people by their relatives. 3. Don’t let a little dispute injue a great friendship. 4. Smile when you pick up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice. 5. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; respect for others. Responsibility for all your actions. 6. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. 7. Marry a man/woman you can talk to. As you get older,his/her conversational skills will be as important as any other. 8. Spend some time alone. 9. Read more books and watch less TV. 10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. 11. Trust in God but lock your car. 12. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time. 13. Be gentle with the earth. 14. Never interrupt when you are being flattered. 15. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. 16. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck. 17. Learn the rules and then break some. 18. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other. 19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.


Peter said...

Hi Merle , do you remember "Honest Merve" back in the dayshe was expousing this I'm not too sure honesty was his prime motive, but he did improve.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ Good stuff here. One I like is; "All truth is GOOD, but all truth needs not be SPOKEN!" ~ jb///

JunieRose2005 said...


I like those life instructions.
I think # 12 is my favorite one!

kenju said...

"Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony
quicker than a child." Mary MacCracken.
This made me think of something I heard on the car radio today. A woman called a psychotherapist and said that her 5 year old daughter believes that their dog that died 2 years ago is not dead, but at the vet. The therapist said that the woman should immediately tell the child that the dog died and went to heaven (whatever her version of it is). She also said that the child is not stupid - she surely knows the dog has not been at the vet's office for 2 years - but that is what the (stupid mom) has been telling her. I couldn't believe it!

Karen said...

Those are great, Meryle! LOL Thanks for sharing them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

mreddie said...

Good ones! Mark Twain is one of my favorites. ec

Merle said...

Thanks one and all for your comments. I must admit I liked
Jerry's quote better than mine --
All truth is GOOD but all truth need not be SPOKEN. Thanks for that,
Judy I think I left you a comment
about kids being smarter than we
realize. We should be honest with

bubba said...

Good ones. I live that one about not speaking the truth sometimes. The again I slip. lol.

Miss Cellania said...

Good list! This discussion on honesty reminds me of what I try to teach the kids. Before you speak, think 1. is it true? 2. Is it kind? and 3. Is it neccessary?

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