Ex-District Attorney Jerome, at a dinner in New York, told a story about honesty.
"There was a man," he said, "who applied for a position in a dry-goods house. His appearance wasn't prepossessing & references were demanded.
After some hesitation, he gave the name of a driver in the firm's employ. This driver, he thought, would vouch for him. A clerk sought out the driver & asked him if the applicant was honest.
'Honest?' the driver said. 'Why, his honesty's been proved again & again. To my certain knowledge he's been arrested nine times for stealing & every time he was acquitted.'"
Pro 11:4 (GNT): “Riches will do you no good on the day you face death, but honesty can save your life.”
“Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.” - George Macdonald.