HONESTY IS ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY
Cheating and lying are choices not a mistake. In most cases, unlike choices, mistakes do not have a second option. Looking at both cheating and lying, one has a choice of doing the right thing or telling the truth. Therefore, it goes without saying that there is no excuse for anyone who lies or cheats. Calling these two vices a mistake is a blatant insult and should never be condoned at all. If you find yourself cheating or lying and then using the word mistake for defense, then you need to really re-check your values and character.