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Saying in original language: Ehrlichkeit währt am Längsten.
English translation of the saying: Honesty lasts the longest.
Language: German
Meaning in English: This is said by people who believe that saying the truth (instead of lying) pays off in the end, even if sometimes it is very tempting to betray people. On the other hand it shows that incentives on some occasions for not being honest can be very high, otherwise this saying wouldn't be so frequently used in Germany.
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