Interestingly, journalists were trusted by just 26 per cent of people to tell the truth
- lower than the proportion that would trust estate agents to do the same (30 per cent).
Children were less likely to tell the truth
if they were afraid of being punished than if they were asked to tell the truth
either because it would please the adult, or because it was the right thing to do and would make the child feel good.
"It is the only industry in the world where you are not allowed to tell the truth
Are they going to be able to muster the courage to tell the truth
? How far will they go in their lie--to the witness stand?
Everyone's duty is to tell the truth
without compromise, not to try to adjust our words to the people who are listening.
"We ask the future married to tell the truth
to each other," said Father Gelase Mugerowimana, a church spokesman.
But he said he decided to tell the truth
after time in prison following his arrest and being charged with four counts of murder.
Crashing the Gates: How to Tell the Truth
and Still Run for President, by Ralph Nader, New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 383 pages, $24.95
My mother taught me always to tell the truth
." The investigator had seen and heard enough--he asked the woman to take a polygraph examination.
There is a weak link between a child promising to tell the truth
and actually doing so.
When conflicts arise in families, resorting to authoritarianism may be a parent's first impulse; instead, Major advises parents to develop their children's own problem-solving skills by, for example, making it okay for them to tell the truth