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tell the truth

An exhortation to speak honestly. Come one, tell the truth—you liked Jack when you first met him, didn't you? Tell the truth, Betty—where did all this money come from?
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This is what Duterte is afraid of - that the policemen might tell the truth (about extrajudicial killings) and will therefore 'betray' the President,' Bastes said.
The moral lesson of all the research is this: Tell the truth.
The researchers expected and found that while younger children were more focused on telling the truth to please the adults, the older children had better internalized standards of behaviour which made them tell the truth because it was the right thing to do.
It can save one from a very tricky situation, but I think there is a level to which one should tell a lie or tell the truth.
Because a child is genetically programmed to behave functionally (evolution had to get this right or individuals and species would not survive infancy), it would always tell the truth.
It is the only industry in the world where you are not allowed to tell the truth.
So next time you have to tell that eager staffer he didn't get the raise he asked for, instead of avoiding him and telling him you haven't made a decision yet, just tell the truth.
The most frequent (49%) explanation for why patients opted not to tell the truth was that they found it difficult to talk to their doctor, reported Dr.
The most frequent (49%) reason why patients didn't tell the truth was because they found it difficult to talk to their doctor, reported Dr.
He said: "I think the rankings are fake, they don't tell the truth.
He used to always tell the truth, or own up if he had done something and apologise, but now he just completely denies everything - even when I have seen him do it.
Tell the truth and never respond to any question with an answer someone has told you to give; just tell the truth.
It was about morality--not, for once, about sexual morality, a subject that becomes ever more tedious as we are prevailed upon to tolerate ever more depravity--but about another kind of morality; namely, the moral rule that we should tell the truth.