If Diogenes of Sinope who lived from 404-323 BCE and was a Greek Cynic philosopher, had lived long he would have found the object of his quest.
He was best known for holding a lantern to the faces of the citizens of Athens claiming he was searching for an honest man.
Diogenes would have found Abraham Lincoln who was called ”Honest Abe.”.
Once while working as a store clerk, “honest Abe” mistakenly took six cents too much from a customer.
Later that night after the store closed, he walked three miles to return the customer’s money.
Such an honest most likely surprised the person, bringing a smile to his face.
Most likely, he was joyful to have a few pennies more.
A sage wrote centuries ago in. Psalm 97:11 “joy belongs to those who are honest.”