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Today is April 30th, and welcome to The Daily Quote—a podcast designed to kickstart your day in a positive way. I’m your host, Andrew McGivern, and I’m back in my secret underground layer. I’m not going to lie… was fun recording from the car and… To tell you the truth I think I’ll be doing more of that soon. Today marks National Honesty Day, a day dedicated to celebrating sincerity and straightforwardness in all our interactions. It’s a reminder that, while the truth can sometimes be challenging, it is always valuable.

Can you handle the truth… Our quote today comes from an American humorist and writer, Erma Bombeck, who famously said,

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

This quote offers a nuanced take on honesty, emphasizing that honesty isn’t just about speaking the truth—it’s also about knowing when silence is more truthful. Sometimes you just have to bite your tongue. Erma’s insight is particularly poignant on a day like today. It reminds us that honesty involves discretion. It’s not about bluntly throwing truth like darts, but about choosing our words with care, ensuring they are both true and kind. Much like choosing whether to tell your friend that their favorite shirt looks great, even when it’s seen better days. Let’s take this message to heart as we navigate through our conversations today. Think about not just being honest, but also being wisely honest.

As we celebrate National Honesty Day, let’s strive to master the art of saying just enough, at just the right time.

Be honest but choose your words carefully.

Thanks for tuning in to The Daily Quote. May your day be filled with truthful words and thoughtful silences. Have a wonderful day!

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