Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Ratings and Comments

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

The essence of honesty is the earnest acknowledgment of the veracity of:

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

~ Proverbs 9:10

Ronw13, OR

"And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding." Job 28:28 KJB
To understand ones "state and standing" with the Creator, takes total honesty with oneself, in the face of the "word of Truth". 

E Archer, NYC

The seeking of wisdom requires the discernment of truth, starting first with what I tell myself  am I speaking truthfully?  I do continue to discover falsehoods I have held as sacrosanct  does that really end for those seeking wisdom?  Do the wise think they are wise?  ;-)


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