„Honesty is always the best policy, even when it's not the trend.“

—  Sean Covey

Fuente: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

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„Honesty is the best policy — when there is money in it.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Speech to Eastman College (1901)

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„I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

1790s, Farewell Address (1796)
Contexto: Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them.

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„In all my public and private acts as your President, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

Ford is known to have used the words "truth is the glue that holds government together" several times prior to this.
1970s, First Presidential address (1974)
Contexto: I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our Government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained, is unbroken at home and abroad. In all my public and private acts as your President, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.

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„The severest justice may not always be the best policy.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Veto message, eventually not executed, written as a response to the Second Confiscation Act passed by Congress. (17 July 1862)
The Emancipation Proclamation, by John Hope Franklin, Doubleday Anchor Books, New York, NY, 1963, p. 19
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„Honesty is always good, except when it's better to lie.“

—  James Patterson, libro Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Variante: We is always so much better than I.
Fuente: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

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„I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly tell our children that honesty is the best policy.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

"Rungs of the Ladder" http://books.google.com/books?id=HLpRc3rm5b8C, BBC Radio broadcast, 11 July 1932
1930s

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„The best capital in the world, Mariana, is honesty.“

—  Girolamo Gigli Italian dramaturge 1660 - 1722

Il Don Pilone (1711), Act I., Sc. IX.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 334.

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„Always do your very best. Even when no one else is looking, you always are. Don't disappoint yourself.“

—  Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937

Fuente: It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership (2012), p. 36

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„Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Fuente: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part II (1615), Book III, Ch. 33, as translated by Pierre Antoine Motteux in The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (1701)
Variant translations:
I'm kind-hearted by nature, and full of compassion for the poor; there's no stealing the loaf from him who kneads and bakes; and by my faith it won't do to throw false dice with me; I am an old dog, and I know all about 'tus, tus;' I can be wide-awake if need be, and I don't let clouds come before my eyes, for I know where the shoe pinches me; I say so, because with me the good will have support and protection, and the bad neither footing nor access. And it seems to me that, in governments, to make a beginning is everything; and maybe, after having been governor a fortnight, I'll take kindly to the work and know more about it than the field labour I have been brought up to.
Honesty's the best policy.
Contexto: I was ever charitable and good to the poor, and scorn to take the bread out of another man's mouth. On the other side, by our Lady, they shall play me no foul play. I am an old cur at a crust, and can sleep dog-sleep when I list. I can look sharp as well as another, and let me alone to keep the cobwebs out of my eyes. I know where the shoe wrings me. I will know who and who is together. Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning.

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„For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.“

—  Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867

Journaux intimes (1864–1867; published 1887), Mon cœur mis à nu (1864)
Original: (fr) Pour le commerçant, l’honnêteté elle-même est une spéculation de lucre.

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„It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.“

—  Jerome K. Jerome English humorist 1859 - 1927

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