To adhere to the rules for this challenge (in my mind), I had to make two posts today since I was too tired to post yesterday. This post is my final in the series of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge.
Rules of the challenge:
- Three quotes for three days.
- Three nominees each day (no repetition).
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Inform the nominees.
“Tell the truth and shame the devil” – Unknown
This was a popular quote when I was a child growing up in Jamaica. People would often use this quote whenever they suspected that somebody was lying. I always thought it was a ‘Jamaican’ saying, but I have since learned that it originated elsewhere.
Origin of the Quote: The entire quote is: “While you live, tell the truth and shame the devil”. This quote was recorded as early as 1555 by the preacher Hugh Latimer in his Twenty Seven Sermons. He wrote, “There is a common saying amongst vs, say the truthe and shame the diuel.”
What It Means: Tell the truth even when you are tempted to lie. The devil likes lies and liars and is shamed when people tell the truth.
Thanks again to Shayma for the nomination, I enjoyed participating.