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40 Integrity Quotes And Sayings

List Of 40 Integrity Quotes And Sayings:

#1 Lao Tzu

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”

#2 Lillian Hellman

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

#3 Barbara De Angelis

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”

#4 Warsan Shire

“Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel.”

#5 Andre GideAndre Gide

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

#6 Marcus Aurelius

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

#7 Ayn Rand

“Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.”

#8 Cesar Millan

“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”

#9 Ben Hecht

Kindness, tolerance, integrity, modesty, generosity – these are attributes that events permit us. They are our holiday moods, and we are as proud of them as of the fine clothes we have hung away to wear on occasions.”

#10 Ray LewisRay Lewis

”Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.”

#11 Chinua Achebe

”One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.”

#12 Oprah Winfrey

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

#13 Raja Krishnamoorthi

”When the norm is decency, other virtues can thrive: integrity, honesty, compassion, kindness, and trust.”

#14 Brandon Sanderson

 “Good men don’t become legends,” he said quietly. “Good men don’t need to become legends.” She opened her eyes, looking up at him. “They just do what’s right anyway.”  

#15 John D. MacDonald

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity.”

#16 Madeleine L’Engle

“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”

#17 Jim Stovall

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.”

#18 Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

#19 Will Rogers

“Lead your life so you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. ”

#20 John O’Donohue

“Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.”

#21 Eleanor Roosevelt

“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

#22 George Eliot

“Our deeds still travel with us from afar/And what we have been makes us what we are.”

#23 Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King Jr.
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“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

#24 Cheryl Hughes

“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.”

#25 Ayn Rand

“Only a man of integrity can possess the virtue of honesty, since only the faking of one’s consciousness can permit the faking of existence.”

#26 Frederick Douglass

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

#27 Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson

“Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.”

#28 Dorothy L. Sayers

“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”

#29 Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

#30 Roy T. Bennett

“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy

Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”

#31 Henry Adams

“No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words, are slippery and thought is viscous.”

#32 Charlotte Brontë

“I am not an angel,’ I asserted; ‘and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me – for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”

#33 Patrick Rothfuss

“She taught me I should never do anything in private I did not want talked about in public, and cautioned me not to talk in my sleep.”

#34 Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein

”Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”

#35 Samuel Johnson

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

#36 Albert Camus

“Integrity has no need of rules.”

#37 Alan MooreAlan Moore

“My mother said I broke her heart…but it was my integrity that was important. Is that so selfish? It sells for so little, but it’s all we have left in this place. It is the very last inch of us…but within that inch we are free.”

#38 Baltasar Gracian

”A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.”

#39 J.K. Rowling

“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”

#40 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

”We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.”

References

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/michelleobama
https://www.biography.com/us-first-lady/michelle-obama

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