― George Washington
The world is full of people who love to take the easy way out, but the people who are remembered and honored by the world have always done what is right, no matter the punishment or shame they know they may experience. It often is the case that when someone makes a mistake they fail to remember that making a mistake is just evidence that we are all human and by covering up your mistake, you are not doing what is right.
All you can ever do is try to do what is “right.” It is our greatest challenge! Make any mistake better and embrace the opportunities you have to be honest. It will make you respected by many.