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Honesty is the Best Policy

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Honesty is the Best Policy

   
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Honesty is the Best Policy

First recorded by Sir Edwin Sandys of the Virginia Company (the company that funded the original Jamestown Settlement), the idiom "Honesty is the Best Policy" means that telling the truth is always the best course of action.

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