Tag Archives: truthfulness

Ponderings About The Pure Of Heart

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven expressed this reason for firing an otherwise good housekeeper: “Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person can not cook a clean soup.” Beethoven said in a letter to a friend, … Continue reading

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Sincere And Truthful

I miss a couple of the customary salutations of personal paper and ink letters–“Sincerely” and “Sincerely yours”. We rarely, if ever, use these expressions in emails or other forms of Internet communication. The use of “sincerely” at the end of … Continue reading

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Clarity

There are those who say one cannot achieve complete objectivity when observing and describing events. This argument is usually used as a reason to excuse slanted and biased news coverage. There is a basic nugget of truth to the objectivity … Continue reading

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Trustworthy

The best relationships are built and maintained on mutual respect and trust. This truism has been affirmed throughout the ages in relationships of personal and social natures. Trust is important in human relationships and in our relationships with other animals. … Continue reading

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Exercising Verbal Restraint

The very few times I mention discipline or moral restraint in conversation, the question of freedom of speech springs up in the minds of my friends and family. I am quick to remind them that first and foremost, civil liberties, … Continue reading

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The Truth

A casual acquaintance cornered me as I was leaving the library the other day.  He appeared to be quite agitated and urged me to sit while we caught up on each other’s lives.  It turned out that this fellow, I barely … Continue reading

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