Communicating Honestly

“Honest communication is built on truth and integrity
and upon respect of the one for the other.”
“If what is communicated is false, it can hardly be called communication.”
~ Benjamin E. Mays,
President – Morehouse College (August 1940 – July 1967), Minister,
Civil Rights Icon & Schomburg Honor Roll of Race Relations Inductee,
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No Ice Cream

“You can’t be the dad who takes your kid out
after your wife has said, ‘No ice cream,’
buys the ice cream, and says, ‘Don’t tell your mother.’
You teach the child to lie – and to disrespect the other parent.”
~ Howie Mandel,
Comedian, Actor, Television Host, Creator & Star – Bobby’s World,
Author, Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2008) & Canada’s Walk of Fame Star (2009)

When the Truth Wants to Find You

“I say when the truth wants to find you or wants to be found by you,
it will come after you. You cannot stop that force.”
~ Kim Basinger,
Actress, Model, Singer, Producer & Animal Rights Activist,
Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award,
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award,
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, Athena Award
& Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2)

Are They Trustworthy?

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody
is to trust them.”
~ Ernest Miller Hemingway,
Author, Journalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recipient (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient (1954)

Hand-holding, Flowers & Nice Gestures

“A common misconception about strong women
is that we don’t need
the hand-holding, the flowers, and the nice gestures,
and what I’ve found to be true
is that it’s the strong women who want it the most.”
~ Nicole Curtis,
Investor, Realtor, Author
& House Restorer, Host – Rehab Addict

Doing What is Right

“You know sometimes you just have to stand your ground.
You know when you KNOW that what you’re doing is … right.
Then, you have to really be true to your path and true to yourself.”
~ Gina Torres,
Actress (Television, Film & Voice) & ALMA Award (2001)

Honest Communication

“Honest communication is built on truth and integrity
and upon respect of the one for the other.”
~ Benjamin E. Mays,
President – Morehouse College (August 1940 – July 1967), Minister, Author,
Civil Rights Icon & Schomburg Honor Roll of Race Relations Inductee,
Amistad Award – American Missionary Association (1968), Merrick-Moore-Spaulding Award (1968)
Myrtle Wreath Award – Atlanta Chapter, Hadassah (1969),
Religious Leaders Award – National Conference of Christians and Jews (1970),
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The Fundamental Key to Success

“The fundamental key to success is
what you believe is true for yourself.”

Oprah Gail Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Rainbows Love

rainbows, love, sign, flood, water, covenant,
“I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off
by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.”
God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you
and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant
between Me and the earth. It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth,
that the bow will be seen in the cloud, and I will remember My covenant,
which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh;
and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.
When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember
the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh
that is on the earth.”
~ Genesis 9:11-16,
New American Standard Bible

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Truly Love from The Soul

“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul,
and know love as the ultimate truth
at the heart of all creation.”
~ Michael Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer & Actor.

Sacred Secrets That Shame

“You are not alone if you have sacred secrets that shame you
from participating in the great things God has planned for you,
… it is time for you to confess to God the truth of your secret
so that He can free you from your past.”
~ Serita Jakes,
Author, Speaker & Potter’s House Executive Director:
God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program,
Distinctively Debs Youth Program & Starting Over

It Shouldn’t Be an Oddity

“I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity,
and it shouldn’t be an oddity.”
~ Sandra Bullock,
Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur,
Founder – Fortis Films & Philanthropist

The Bud of Victory

“The bud of victory is always in the truth.”
~ Benjamin Harrison
Lawyer, Colonel of the 70th Volunteer Infantry
& President of the United States (1889-1893)

Like the Sun

“Truth is like the sun;
you can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
~ Elvis Aaron Presley,
Musician, Singer & Actor

This Treasure House

“To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn
than to the imperishable truth to be found
in this treasure house, the Bible?”
~ Elizabeth II,
Queen of the United Kingdom
& the other Commonwealth realms,
Longest-Reigning Queen Regnant in History &,
Longest-Reigning British Monarch

Showing the Real Pictures

“Maybe we should always show pictures.
…, pictures of our wounded service people,
pictures of maimed innocent civilians.
We can only make decisions about war if we see what war actually is —
and not as a video game where bodies quickly disappear
leaving behind a shiny gold coin.”
~ Jon Stewart
a.k.a Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
,
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Media Critic,
& Television Host, The Daily Show (1999-2015)

Sticky Values

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested,
they’re not values: they’re hobbies.”
~ Jon Stewart
a.k.a Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
,
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Media Critic,
& Television Host, The Daily Show (1999-2015)

Truth is Always Stronger

“Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time
and the true meaning begins to show through. It’s a losing game.”
~ Joseph Wood Krutch.,
Writer, Critic, & Naturalist

Style-of-Life Lies

“Euphemisms persist (for some people) because lying
is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.”
~ Bergen Evans,
Professor of English, TV Show Host,
& George Foster Peabody Award (1957)

Ignored Facts Don’t Die

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
~ Aldous Huxley,
Novelist, Essayist, Travel Writer,
Script Writer, Poet & Short Story Writer

Relabeling

“Users of clichés frequently have more sinister intentions beyond laziness and conventional thinking.
Relabeling events often entails subtle changes of meaning.
War produces many euphemisms, downplaying or giving verbal respectability
to savagery and slaughter.”
~ Patrick Cockburn,
Author, Journalist, Correspondent, Martha Gellhorn Prize (2005),
James Cameron Prize(2006) & Orwell Prize for Journalism (2009)

These Are the Magic Keys

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth.
Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys
to living your life with integrity.”
~ W. Clement Stone,
Businessman, Philanthropist & Author

When No One’s Looking

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.
There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right
is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.”
~ Julius Caesar Watts,
Politician & Canadian Football League Player (1981-1986)

When No One’s Watching

“Integrity is doing the right thing,
even when no one is watching.”
~ C.S. Lewis
a.k.a. Clive Staples Lewis
,
Novelist, Poet, Academic, Medievalist, Literary Critic,
Essayist, Lay Theologian, Broadcaster, Lecturer, & Christian Apologist
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