Honesty is the best policy
The above statement is true for people who are practical as well as intelligent enough to fight for the positives of life. My grandfather was a very honest person. My father too is honest and intelligent (retired Executive Engineer, Government of Tripura). But both of them were not practical enough. This is the reason behind a property related family dispute and other misfortunes.
When we are practical, intelligent, positive and honest to ourselves and others – we can be very sure of one thing that we are in the right track of life which leads us towards progress. If we make any mistake in calculating our position of where we stand and misinterpret the corresponding ground realities, our projections also becomes baseless. It is sometimes ours as well as others ego factor that becomes an obstacle in accepting all the facts of life. But ultimately what stands the test of time is simply the truth.