Word of the Day: Veracity

/vəˈrasədē/, noun:

1. habitual truthfulness; honesty

There is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and of action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is when the garment of make-believe by which pious hands have hidden its uglier features is stripped off.” Thomas Henry Huxley, 1825-1895.

The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882.

2. conforming to facts; accuracy (of a statement, etc.)

What would become of history, had we not a dependence on the veracity of the historian, according to the experience, what we have had of mankind?” David Hume, 1711-1776.