"Blessed is he that
perceiveth, and speaketh the pure truth."
Baha'i Faith Baha'u'llah Epistle
to the Son of the Wolf, p. 42
He who utters true speech,
instructive and free from harshness, so that he offends no one--Him I call
Buddhism Dhammapada Canto XXVI:408
putting away lying; speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are
members one of another.
Christianity Ephisians 4:25 King James Version
Tzu-chang asked about getting on with people.
The Master said, "Be loyal and true to your every word, serious and careful in all you do, and you will get on well enough
even though you find yourself among barbarians. But if you are disloyal
and untrustworthy in your speech, frivolous and careless in your acts,
even though you are among your own neighbors, how can you hope to get on
Confucianism Analects 15.5
Let your conduct be
marked by truthfulness in word, deed, and thought.
Hinduism Taittiriya Upanishad
And do not mix up the truth with falsehood;
nor hide the truth while you know (it).
Islam Qu'ran 2.42
and honesty in the activities of one's body, speech, and mind lead to an
the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor;
execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.
Judaism Zechariah 8:16 King James Version
you plot and connive to deceive men, you may fool them for a while, and
profit thereby, but you will without fail be visited by divine punishment.
To be utterly honest may have the appearance of inflexibility and self-
righteousness, but in the end, such a person will receive the blessings
of sun and moon. Follow honesty without fail.
Shinto Oracle of Amaterasu
at the Kotai Shrine
Be honest like
Heaven in conducting your affairs.
Taoism Tract of the
May the true-spoken
word triumph over the false-spoken word which destroys the holy order.
Zoroastrianism Yasna 60.5
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