#1. It is an error to assume that he who is honest in one thing is honest in any or all other things.
#2. It is an error to assume that he who is dishonest in one thing is dishonest in any or all other things.
#3. It is an error to assume that he who is honest about a thing is telling the whole truth about it.
#4. It is an error to assume either that he who is telling the truth has no dishonorable intentions in telling it, or that he must have dishonorable intentions.
#5. Oftentimes, deception is not shrouded in an initial assertion of fact, but either in the proposed application of that fact or in false assertions that follow.
#6. Even when the truth is spoken, deception is as apt to begin in the mind (or biases) of the hearer as in the mouth of the speaker.
#7. An assertion is no more likely to be true simply because I wish it to be true.
#8. No assertion should be uttered or repeated until it has been verified.
#9. No assertion should be taken as true until it has been verified.
#10. In a dishonest society, one should expect honest behavior to be divisive.
#11. In a dishonest society, one should expect honest behavior to be costly.