Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;
7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)
“He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue.” ― John Ruskin.
Difficulty level: Tough
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.
First, bring out the link as to how truthful and honest person enjoy high credibility.
Next, in brief talk about the role of credibility in persuasion and with examples explain how truth enhances credibility in itself. Substantiate with examples how people who are firm on truth, are the most influential persuaders.
Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.