Let us try to understand about this vital quality honesty through 3 poems written by me and 3 short stories on honesty. So, welcome to Poems On Honesty With Short Stories And Quotations.

I think you will agree that if everybody understands honesty and practice honesty,wow! What a great world we will have!

The 3 poems that I have written have the following titles….

  • Poem-1- Treat Everybody As Your Classmate
  • Poem-2- Be Honest Always
  • Walk In The Path Of Honesty ….

The 3 Short Short Stories placed before you have the following titles…

  • Story-1- Honest Woodcutter Raju
  • Story-2- Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Story On Honesty
  • Story-3- Honesty Is The Best Policy

For this post- Honesty Poems And Short Stories, a good amount of serious thought has been put in. I have written the poems but collected the short stories from internet.

Also as a bonus I will place before you some selected Honesty Quotes compiled from the internet.

Before we read the poems, short stories and quotations,let us understand the following….

  • Meaning Of Honesty In Oxford Dictionary
  • Simple Meaning Of Honest
  • True Meaning Of Honesty In Wikipedia

Now, let us read and understand one by one….

  • Meaning Of Honesty In Oxford Dictionary:

always telling the truth, and never stealing or cheating.

  • Simple Meaning Of Honest:

telling the truth or able to be trusted and not likely to steal, cheat or lie.

(she is completely honest)

  • True Meaning Of Honesty In Wikipedia:

Honesty or truthfulness is a facet of moral character that connects positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with absence of lying, cheating, theft etc. Honesty also involves trustworthy, loyal, fair and sincere.

Now let us read and enjoy the poems….



If there is no love, no honesty

If there is no affection, no integrity

Surely- we will be the cause

And force this world to be destroyed

Certainly-it will be destroyed

Destroyed one day by almighty.

The power of honesty and love

The power of integrity, compassion and affection

Can surely help this world to progress.

Walk in the path of honesty

Please don’t bring hate

Think everybody to be your classmate

Treat everybody as your family-mate.



Be honest always

Don’t tell a lie

Don’t be dishonest.

Be honest always

Don’t be forced to tell lies after lies

Feel proud to be honest

Make it a habit to be honest.

Be honest always

Please remember….

Honesty is magic

Honesty is strength

Honesty is confidence

Honesty make you feel energetic and make you feel positive

With honesty as your core strength

You can write a story of success.

Be honest always

Honesty prevents serial lies, lies after lies

Honesty prevents many future mistakes

There is no pain of telling lies

No pain of defending lies

And honesty will certainly

Take you on the road of success

Make you a strong and confident man of success.



Walk in the path of honesty….

You will realize it is very very tasty!

Walk in the path of honesty

It is a tough walk

Always there is a chance

You may slip into dishonesty!

Dishonesty is easy and comfortable

It gives fast result with fast food taste

Quick results will allure you

But, its an unseen,unwanted trap for you.

Walk in the path of honesty

Your honest input will certainly bring

Wonderful and satisfying output.

Walk in the path of honesty

Many may try to derail you

Many may call you a silly fool

They may try to prove that honesty is not the best policy for you.

Walk in the path of honesty

Honesty is the best, safe and fastest way

It prevents a mistake from turning into a failure

Honesty brings peace of mind

There is no tension

One can lead a happy life.

Walk in the path of honesty

Honesty has its own strength

It never needs to be defended

It can stand alone like a pillar

This you should understand and practice

This you should appreciate please!


Now let us go through Honesty Quotes….


QUOTE-1- Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling,truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. …. JAMES E.FAUST

QUOTE-2- Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. …. THOMAS JEFFERSON

QUOTE-3- Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. …. SPENCER JOHNSON

QUOTE-4- Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. …. WILLAM SHAKESPEARE

QUOTE-5- No legacy is so rich as honesty. ….WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (All is well that ends well)

QUOTE-6- Honest people don’t hide their deeds. …. EMILY BRONTE (Wuthering Heights)

QUOTE-7- Every lie is two lies, the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it. …. ROBERT BRAULT

QUOTE-8- When you do something with lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects the output. …. A.R.REHMAN

QUOTE-9- To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. …. MAHATMA GANDHI

QUOTE-10- Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. …. VERON HAWARD

QUOTE-11-Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. …. JAMES ALTUCHER

QUOTE-12-Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense. …. STEVE LANDESBERG

QUOTE-13- If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. …. MARK TWAIN

QUOTE-14- Honest hearts produce honest actions. …. BRIGHAM YOUNG

QUOTE-15- The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty. …. ABU BAKR

QUOTE-16- We learned about honesty and integrity-that the truth matters….that you don’t take short cuts or play by your own set of rules….and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. …. MICHELLE OBAMA

QUOTE-17- Be honest in your life it creates positive energy, stopping all unfairness through life. …. FATHIMA BIBI JOOSAB

QUOTE-18- There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness. ….FRANK OCEAN

QUOTE-19- Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. …. WARREN BUFFETT

QUOTE-20- Honesty is the cornerstone of all success. Without honesty, confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. …. MARY KAY ASH

QUOTE-21- Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you right ones. …. JOHN LENON

QUOTE-22- Anything is better than lies and deceit! …. LEO TOLSTOY

QUOTE-23- A half truth is a whole lie. …. YIDDISH PROVERB

QUOTE-24- Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another. …. SIMONE ELKELES

QUOTE-25- The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. …. ZIG ZIGLAR

QUOTE-26- Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. …. PLATO

QUOTE-27- Whatever you go into, you have to go in there to be the best. There’s formulas. It’s all about passion and honesty and hard work. It might look glamorous, but it takes a lot of hard work. The blessing with the arts is that you can do it for ever. …. HUGH MASEKELA

QUOTE-28- Here are the values I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. …. ELLEN De GENERES

Let us read three stories on Honesty….



Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter named Raju. He lived in a small hut on the outskirts of the village. Regularly Raju would go in the forest and chop trees for wood. He sold this wood in the daily market and earned his livelihood. Though Raju was poor, but he was sincere and honest.

One day, while chopping a tree near the river, the ax slipped out of his hand and fell into the river. The river was very deep, he was very much worried, as this was his only ax. The question came,how would he cut wood and earn his livelihood now?

Raju prayed to God for his ax. He prayed so sincerely that God actually appeared before him. When He asked Raju what the problem was, he told Him the whole episode. God, then put his hand into the river and took out a silver ax. The woodcutter saw the ax and said this is not my ax. God continued looking and then brought out a golden ax from the river. Raju,the woodcutter politely said, this is also not mine.

The woodcutter refused to accept the golden ax. For a poor woodcutter, a golden ax meant a lot. But he was so honest that he wanted his iron ax. God finally smiled and pulled out his iron ax. The woodcutter was extremely happy and thanked God for finding his ax.

God was very happy with his honesty. So, he rewarded him by giving him the silver and the golden ax too! The woodcutter was overwhelmed and jumped with joy!


  • In every situation we should be honest. There is always a possibility that we may be rewarded like Raju, the woodcutter.
  • Honesty is a virtue, one must nurture it.
  • Please believe that Honesty Is The Best Policy.




When Lal Bahadur Shastri was serving as the Prime Minister of India, he went to a textile mill. He requested the owner of the mill to show him some sarees for his wife.

The owner showed him some exquisite sarees. When Shastri ji asked the price, he found them too expensive. He asked for cheaper sarees. The owner showed him cheaper sarees. But, Shastri ji still found them expensive.

The owner was surprised and told him that he need not worry about the prices as he was the Prime Minister of India and it would be his privilege to give the sarees to him as gift.

To,this, Shastri ji replied that he could not accept such expensive gifts and he would take a saree that he could afford.

( Lal bahadur Shastri ji was so honest that temptations could not sway him at all. )



A man hunted job for so many years, but couldn’t find one. So he decided to become a taxi driver to at least feed himself and his poor wife.

One day, he carried a woman from the air port to a hotel and the woman forget her purse in the man’s taxi. The taxi man found a number, called it and it was the woman that answered the phone.

The woman told him where to meet and the taxi driver met her there and gave her purse back to her with everything intact. The woman was so happy because her international passport and return air ticket were in that purse. So she became very very happy.

Surprisingly, she was manager at a Finance company. So,she employed the taxi driver immediately. Today that taxi driver has fleets of cars and his own personal driver.

This story brings out a message that- honest people are rewarded and ‘Honesty Is The Best Policy’.



  • Hope, you have liked this post. In conclusion, it can further be added that honesty plays a big role in developing good attributes like kindness, discipline, truthfulness,moral integrity and many more.
  • Immoral attributes like lying, cheating, lack of trust, stealing, greed etc. have no part in honesty.
  • It is generally seen that honest people are sincere, trustworthy and loyal.
  • Honesty means to be truthful in all the aspects of life.
  • Honest people never get involved in the activities that are morally wrong and they do not break any rule and regulations.
  • Honest people lead a disciplined life, behave well, speak truth, be punctual and help others honestly.
  • Being honest is really very much beneficial in the real life. They lead a stress free life
  • Honesty is such a thing which can not bought or sold. It is such a habit which can be obtained through practice and practice.
  • Honesty makes a person free of all troubles and make him fearless and stress-less.

Let us all practice honesty and make our society worth living and contribute in the progress and growth of our society.





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