"For the confident, titles are irrelevant for self-reference." - So much is true. It took me some years to realize that a couple of years ago I was very interested in getting more (and sometimes useless) titles. Now I'm a member of an important political party in my counrty but years before I was in a different right-wing political movement in wich I considered titles to be very important. They were actually uselles since nowadays with less titles but with much more friends and people near me I can do a lot more.
"Titles less important than honesty." In this case, the way I see things I do not agree with you, no offence. Just consider that everybody belives what the priest says even if he's not necesarily honest - people just belive him to be so and often he considers himself to be a honest person. By the way, a good liar must be considered by the others to be a honest person or else he's a "bad" liar.
Also I wolud say that there are situation were a person just has to lie, he can't tell the truth in that particular moment - maybe he will tell the truth later or never.
An example of this is delivering bad news to your boss, bad news for wich more people are responsible. In this case it's beter to lie or to avoid the answer and let somebody else to bring the news.
As a conclusion I consider titles to be irelevant for the confident as you said but usualy to be more important than honesty. As long as crowds belive you're honest you can tell them any lie.
"Liberate Tuteme Ex Inferis!"