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Quotations: Integrity

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

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
Hannah Arendt

All beauty, resonance, integrity,Exist by deprivation or logicOf strange position.
John Ashbery

It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
Francis Bacon

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
David Bailey

I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity.
Sydney Biddle Barrows

Integrity has no need of rules.
Albert Camus

Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
Bourke Cockran

Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
Charles Caleb Colton

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Confucius

One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present.
Franklin Covey

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell

Just being honest is not enough. The essential ingredient is executive integrity.
Philip Crosby

Integrity is like oxygen. The higher you go, the less there is of it.
Paul Dickson

Integrity is the evidence of all civil virtues.
Denis Diderot

Aaron Burr was a more brilliant man than George Washington. If he had been loyal to truth, he would have been an abler man; but that which made George Washington the chief hero in our great republic was the sagacity, not of intellectual genius, but of the moral element in him.
Albert Elijah Dunning

In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
Meister Eckhart

A little integrity is better than any career.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Integrity is not something that you should have to think about...nor consider doing...but something in the heart that is already done.
Doug Firebaugh

When I'm not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It's a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity.
Maria Irene Fornes

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
Erich Fromm

Tension is the great integrity.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.
Don Galer

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

Winning is nice if you don't lose your integrity in the process.
Arnold Horshak

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

You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity.
Grenville Kleiser

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.
John D. MacDonald

A house can have integrity, just like a person.
Ayn Rand

And what, incidentally, do you think integrity is? The ability not to pick a watch out of your neighbor's pocket? No, it's not as easy as that. If that were all, I'd say that ninety-five percent of humanity were honest, upright men. Only, as you can see, they aren't. Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
Ayn Rand

Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana

The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self- esteem.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't.
Peter Scotese

Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.
Adlai E. Stevenson

We do on stage the things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard

Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.
Jim Stovall

Truth is, I've always been selling out. The difference is that in the past, I looked like I had integrity because there were no buyers.
Lily Tomlin

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
Oprah Winfrey

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