Cathyn Fitzgerald on
AElflaed note: This was lifted from Cathyn's website so I could edit and preserve it. It might still be out there elsewhere as well.
Honesty is telling the truth, and so much more. Primarily, not lying
is at the heart of honesty, but it is also honest to have and present
accurate assessments of the situations one encounters. To know and
accept one's limitations is in fact honesty that will aid us in the
long run, and help us to remain honest in several other areas where
others might be counting on us in some way or another. Honesty is
also remembering and keeping the oaths one has sworn. They are not
merely words one mouths in order to get the cookie, oaths have
meaning, and it is anyone's measure how they keep their word.
If you agree to do a service that you are in no way capable of doing
you have not been honest with yourself, and that has caused you to be
dishonest with someone else, though it was not malicious dishonesty.
Never lie, know yourself well enough to tell others what you can and
cannot do, and never promise more than you can give, and you will
happily be thought of as an honest person. Do not give me yes-men, do
not give me no-men. Give me honest men.
and other Cathyn; more on Virtues