The one-sentence ethics code

“I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.”

As good for a West Point cadet as for any college student or business person.

One thought on “The one-sentence ethics code

  1. A great code to live by.

    The university where I did my PhD used that as their ethics code as well. Students developed a caveat–“Students don’t lie, cheat, or steal, but they do elaborate, collaborate, and borrow.” I guess that even the best ideas can be warped when the reward system values results over integrity, whether in schools or in businesses.

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