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Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge

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.



5 comments on “Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge (#3)

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Interesting info on your quote for today.
    Thanks so much for naming me as a recipient. I’ve played this before so I will be passing. I adored your series.


    1. Thank you. No problem. 🙂


  2. ambrosiaomg says:

    My Mother used to say this all the time. She used it mostly when someone was trying to hedge because they didn’t want to speak the truth under circumstances where it would be deemed unkind or inconvenient.

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  3. cyah1983 says:

    I like that quote “Tell the truth and shame the devil”
    Well I guess it’s the same as the truth will set you free from the devil!🌍 Great choice of quote. Lots of readers will learn from it. Powerful!🌎🌍🌏


    1. Thank you. Yeah, they are pretty much the same. That’s my hope, that my readers will learn something. ☺


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