Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Honesty

If you speak with perfect honesty, you are not guaranteed to be speaking the truth. Only a person with perfect understanding could guarantee to speak the truth in all honesty. People often call honest speech, “telling the truth.” More accurately, it is simply not deliberately deceptive. Intention is central to the understanding of honesty.

It is easier to be honest than deceitful. Deceit requires much memory.
It is easier to be deceitful than truthful. Truthfulness requires much questioning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When someone gives you honesty, they can only really give you their honest "opinion"

There can be self deceit in honesty, but not truth...in my opinion :-)

crb