George Washington was a prosperous farmer from Virginia who took great personal risk by joining those who rebelled against British rule in the Revolutionary War. Washington was the commander of the Continental Army, and after the Americans gained their independence, he was elected the first U.S. president.

President Washington understood that honesty is, indeed, the best policy. He said, “I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

George Washington was right. It pays to be honest with other people and with yourself.

Honesty Pays. Dishonesty Costs. Behave Accordingly.


Maintain your integrity because integrity produces power in your life, while guilt zaps your energy. You need to finish with your character intact.
Rick Warren

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

Integrity is the glue that holds our way of life together.
Billy Graham

Only the honest man enjoys peace of mind.

A lie is like a snowball: the further you roll it, the bigger it becomes.
Martin Luther

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

The honest person will live safely, but the one who is dishonest will be caught.
Proverbs 10:9 ICB