Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
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.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.