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In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
Meister Eckhart, Directions for the Contemplative Life
Both wit and understanding are trifles without integrity. The ignorant peasant without fault is greater than the philosopher with many. What is genius or courage without a heart?
Oliver Goldsmith
Every lie, every wrong we commit clogs the heart's arteries. Sometimes it takes a heart attack before we warm our hearts and clear our arteries with compassion, courage and virtue.
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. --Samuel Johnson Rasselas, 1759
The time is always right to do what is right.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
He who gets to the bottom of his mind comes to know his own nature; knowing his own nature, he also knows God. Preserving one's mind in its integrity and nourishing one's nature is the way to serve God.
-- Meng Tzu (Mencius)
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
"I grew convinced that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life; and I formed written resolutions, which still remain in my journal book, to practice them ever while I lived."
Franklin, Benjamin, his Autobiography
Let me be weighted in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
Bible, Old Testament, Job, xxxi, 6
Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Integrity is praised and then left out in the cold.
If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself.
Frank Perdue
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Dennis Waitley
Where there are no men, strive to be a man.
The Jewish Haggaddah,
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Shakespeare, Hamlet
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. Dr. William Menninger
The quality of insight is determined by the degree of our ultimate integrity. Sound vision is the reward of maturity, and maturity is intellectual, emotional, spiritual integrity.
Guggenheimer, Creative Vision, 1950
Wisdom and virtue are like the two wheels of a cart.
Japanese proverb
Having integrity... means being completely true to what is inside you-- to what you know is right... what you feel you must do, regardless of the immediate cost of sacrifice... to be honorable and to behave decently.
Samuel Goldwyn, 1960
Integrity is praised and starves.
My strength is as the strength of of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
Alfred, Lord Tennysonk Sir Galahad
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe.
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
Julius Caesar, cited in Plutarch’s Lives
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me.
Bible, Psalms, 25,21
Who walks in the way of integrity... shall minister to me.
Bible, Psalms, 101.6