Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music. (Diogenes, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher)
Today we night say rather crudely, “Put your money where your mouth is.” Or more politely, “What you do speaks so loud I can’t hear what you say.” No one likes a hypocrite. And yet we seem to be living in a day when we hear a lot of high-sounding speech but see too much low–living especially in election years. We should try extra hard to always speak and live the truth.
I speak with all sincerity; I speak the truth. (Job 33:3)
I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception. (Proverbs 8:7)