A quote I love for its simplicity and underlying eloquence is:
"True friends stab you in the front"- Oscar Wilde
I think the quote is self-explanatory. To me, it essentially means be real and tell the truth.I do try to live by it by being upfront with people as best as I can. I think honesty is the bedrock of being a decent person in life. A lot of people don't appreciate honesty but I value it above all else. Honesty is not to be confused with outright cruelty in the guise of "i tell it like it is" rather it is the ability to point out certain truths that people have refused to face and making them understand that it comes from a place of love and concern. I try to be honest with people, I'm honest with and about myself and I appreciate people being honest with me. It is a bitter pill to swallow sometimes but when people keep it 100.....it blows me away, I mean, what more can you ask for?