It’s What You Know: 20 Quotes on Integrity

The man, who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth. – James Allen

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity – W. Stone 

There can be no friendship without confidence; and no confidence, without integrity – Unknown

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. –C. Beaton

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. – M. Ruiz

Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.  There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.  – J.C. Watts

Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do – D. Galer

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. – Denis Waitley

Be careful of selfish motives.  You can mistake them for principles and end up dying for them.  – Robert Brault

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.  – Samuel Johnson

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views. – W. Congreve

Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.  – Unknown

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.  Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.  Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.  But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.  – Buddha

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.  –William Safire

The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!  –  Unknown

When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad.  That’s my religion.  – Abraham Lincoln

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people:  those who work and those who take the credit.  He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.  – Indira Gandhi

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.  – Will Durant

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.  – W. Faulkner

Do whatever you can to capture, or recapture, your life spark – unless it harms others, in which case suffer with as much happiness as you can muster.  Your nobility of spirit will spark itself.  – Corri Alius

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