The closest thing to the truth
honest adjective \ˈä-nəst\
: good and truthful : not lying, stealing, or cheating
: showing or suggesting a good and truthful character
: not hiding the truth about someone or something : not meant to deceive someone
Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
“Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets”- Miss Maudie
Atticus Finch is the epitome of an honest man. Being a lawyer in the town of Maycomb County, Alabama in the midst of the 1930's he is nothing short of a small time hero. During the trial of Tom Robinson, who has been wrongly accused of causing harm to a white woman, bears witness to the cruel side of humanity. Luckily for him, Atticus never leaves his side. Tom and Atticus try their best to persuade the racist jury but in the end biogtry prevails. Although, most readers, like myself, believe the town of Maycomb will never be the same after this ordeal.
Meanwhile, just as Miss Maudie states Atticus keeps his same honest persona with his children. They may figure out for themselves the details of the trial, but Atticus ensures not another soul with his last name will live in the dark.
Many stories of "Honest" Abe reflect how conscientious he was when counting a cash drawer, weighing and paying for packages and even when he was a making sure all people shared equal rights.