सत्यं देवाः समासेन मनुष्यास्त्वनृतं स्मृताः |
इहैव तस्य देवत्वं यस्य सत्ये स्थिता मतिः ||
In sanskrit etymology, one can break the word "deva" (= Gods) as truth and "mnushya" (=humans) as lies. But if a human being on earth keeps his mind (and actions) truthful all his life, he is to be considered as God on earth.
- Narada Smriti