Integrity Insight: There are no little lies.

One reason so-called little white lies are not so little is that anytime someone discovers that you lied to them, for whatever reason, they ask themselves “What else has he lied to me about?” And this seed of doubt can grow big enough to destroy trust. The ultimatetest of the wisdom and propriety of a so-called white lie is whether the person you lied to is more likely to thank you for caring or conclude that you can’t be completely trusted. – Michael Josephson