Reminds me of a Joe Jackson song. Oh well.My dad had a slightly different version and he told me this when I was 3 or 4 years old. I has stuck with me through thick and thin ever since. His version was 'the only thing a man has in life is his word'. I don't lie. I caution folks to not ask the question if they don't want to hear the answer. If you ask me the question I will always answer truthful. Just make sure you ask the correct question.