To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.[Also known as:]Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall, than that of defrauding government of its revenues.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly tell our children that honesty is the best policy.