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If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.

MOLIERE, The Misanthrope

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

SAMUEL JOHNSON, The History of Rasselas

A little integrity is better than any career.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, The Conduct of Life

The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

DOUGLAS ADAMS, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Every one admits how praiseworthy it is in a prince to keep faith, and to live with integrity and not with craft. Nevertheless our experience has been that those princes who have done great things have held good faith of little account, and have known how to circumvent the intellect of men by craft, and in the end have overcome those who have relied on their word.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, The Prince

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.

DON MIGUEL RUIZ, The Four Agreements

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.

VANESSA REDGRAVE, David Bailey's Good-bye Baby and Amen

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straight forward and simple integrity in another.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted.

WILLIAM COBBETT, Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Essays

I shall not be deprived ... of a comfort in the worst event, if I retain a consciousness of having acted to the best of my judgment.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Colonel Bassett, Jun. 19, 1775

On personal integrity hangs humanity's fate.

BUCKMINSTER FULLER, Critical Path

In looking for someone to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. But the most important is integrity, because if they don't have that, the other two qualities, intelligence and energy, are going to kill you.

WARREN BUFFET, The Tao of Warren Buffet

Keen adversity is the best crucible in which to try a man's integrity.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

The integrity that lives only on opinion would starve without it.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

When the entire moral energy of an individual goes into the cultivation of personal integrity, we all know how unlovely the result may become; the character is upright, of course, but too coated over with the result of its own endeavor to be attractive.

JANE ADDAMS, Democracy and Social Ethics

When a man walks in integrity and justice, happy are his children after him.

PROVERBS 20:7

Always stay true to yourself. Some people will like it, some people won't. Life goes on.

CARMELLO ANTHONY, Twitter post, Oct. 14, 2011

For the integrity of a man's heart we can learn much from the consistency of his life: conduct is, perhaps, the best paradigm of intention or desire.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections


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