Corruption thrives when secrecy, deception and falsehood are allowed to exist.  That's one reason why we must insist on truth in all we do.

Truth is even more fundamental in how it affects our self respect.  Few are more detested than liars, and none are more respected than those who have the courage to tell the truth no matter what the consequences.

Truth-telling is a core aspect of having integrity.  It is also the basis for trust just as corruption causes distrust.  Trust is necessary to have a healthy society and prosperity.

Truth must be a primary element of the honor code that we establish in our cultures.

Truth Quotes

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8:32 New Living Translation Bible (©2007) 

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."

"All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth."
Mahatma Gandhi

"In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same."
Albert Einstein

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
Winston Churchill

"If you do not believe that truth is fundamental, important, and serious, tell yourself that you can fly and jump from a high building. Truth will come to you quickly and you will know how serious it is."

"Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear."
Mahatma Gandhi 

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
Marcus Aurelius