National Honesty Day

Each year on April 30th, National Honesty Day challenges us to be truthful in all we do.   

We know the different kinds of lies. We’ve spared someone’s feelings or fudged the truth just a little or maybe told an all-out whopper. Unless we walked on water, we’ve all told a lie or two. 

This observance encourages truthfulness.

Whether we’re conducting business or speaking with our children, honesty goes a long way toward instilling confidence. We all make mistakes.

Sometimes, we don’t know the answer or can’t control the outcome of a situation. However, we can control our own actions and words. And we can speak the truth in all we do.


The author of The Book of Lies, M. Hirsh Goldberg, created National Honesty Day in the early 1990s. The former press secretary to a Maryland governor selected the last day of April in contrast to all the foolishness the first of the month brings.

The day is often used as a campaign for prevention against the most deceitful lies in history. Occasionally, the day also urges politicians to stay away from lies and tell the truth. 

“Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.” – James Altucher.

Honesty promotes openness, empowers us and enables us to develop consistency in how we present the facts. Honesty sharpens our perception and allows us to observe everything around us with clarity.

Honesty is going to take you places in life that you never could have dreamed and it’s the easiest thing you can practice in order to be happy, successful and fulfilled.

Honesty is part of the foundation of my core values and principles. Honesty cuts through deception and knifes its way through deceit and lies. Honesty leads to a fulfilling, free life.

Honesty is not just about telling the truth. It’s about being real with yourself and others about who you are, what you want and what you need to live your most authentic life.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHonestyDay

Celebrate the day by answering questions truthfully all day long. Use #NationalHonestyDay and #QuadClothing to share on social media. 



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