Who said "honesty is the best policy"?

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Benjamin Franklin was the first person to use the phrase "honest is the best policy." The quote is one of many aphorisms attributed to Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin was a an early American statesman, entrepreneur, scientist and inventor, according to Biography.com. He was also one of the Founding Fathers credited with the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Although he was born in Boston in 1706, Franklin is more closely associated with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he spent most of his life. Two of his greatest contributions to American society are publishing Poor Richard's Almanac and establishing the first library in the United States.

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