A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 24, 2016
“Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is the best defense”

‘Honesty is the best policy” is an old proverb. “Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is the best defense” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.

“Honesty may be the best policy, but insanity is the best defense” was cited in print in February 1996 and “Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is the best defense”—without “may”—was cited in July 1996.


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Sleepless nights as a child
pookiekat
2/18/96
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Honesty may be the best policy, but insanity is the best defense.

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HUM Re: Humor break: The meaning of life
pookiekat
2/23/96
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Honesty may be the best policy, but insanity is the best defense.

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[Mythos] Picky rules questions
Matthew D Hirsch
7/1/96
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Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is the best defense.

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New Attitude OT
Rita
7/14/01
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Rita wink ~~"Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is the best defense."~~

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tribas
‏@xtribas
Honesty is the best policy but insanity is the best defense.
8:12 AM - 12 May 2008

LiveJournal: dementeddamsel
Honesty is the best policy but insanity is the best defense. (i.e. the best quotes I found today.)
Apr. 17th, 2011 at 7:42 PM
Honesty is the best policy but insanity is the best defense.

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Smart Ass Quotes
December 10, 2012 ·
Honesty is the best policy but insanity is the best defense.

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MARCH 4, 2016
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Mélanie Berliet
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47. Honesty may be the best policy, but insanity is the best defense.

Twitter
Stick Or Truth
‏@StickOrTruth
Honesty is the best policy but insanity is the best defense. #jokes
1:45 AM - 25 Jun 2016

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