When Grover Cleveland was a boy, he insisted upon returning the egg that a neighbor's hen daily laid on the Cleveland side of the fence. Thus he began to give proof of the honesty that marked him as a man and as President of the United States.
Honesty in little things leads to honesty in matters of great importance. There are times when a fellow feels that it will do no harm to cheat a little. "No one will notice," he thinks. But even if no one else notices, the boy himself knows, and that compromise with dishonesty paves the way for still more crooked dealings.
The boy who has the ambition to win true success will be honest in every detail. He cannot afford to make any exception.
- Pioneer. (moreillustrations.com)
Proverbs 11:3-4 (GNB): “If you are good, you are guided by honesty. People who can't be trusted are destroyed by their own dishonesty. Riches will do you no good on the day you face death, but honesty can save your life.”