An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.


George Bancroft (1800-1891, American historian)


Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.


Democritus (c.460-370 BC, Greek philosopher)


Don't place too much confidence in the man who boasts of being as honest as the day is long. Wait until you meet him at night.


Robert C. Edwards


Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.


Kin Hubbard (1868-1930, American humorist, journalist)


Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.


Stephen B. Leacock (1869-1944, Canadian humorist, economist)


If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.


Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.


Socrates (BC 469-399, Greek philosopher of Athens)


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