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“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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)

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about the importance of honesty – a foundation for wisdom and knowledge. Without honesty, it would be impossible to achieve true wisdom or to build meaningful relationships with others. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.