Integrity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "integrity" (showing 61-90 of 1,045)
Ashly Lorenzana
“Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong.”
Ashly Lorenzana

“If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?”
John E. Lewis

“Integrity is doing what is right and truthful, and doing as you say you would do.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

George Eliot
“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”
George Eliot, Adam Bede

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. Maybe all you ever get for it is the largest kick in the ass the world can provide. It is not supposed to be a productive asset.”
John D. MacDonald

Samuel Johnson
“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.”
Samuel Johnson

Shannon L. Alder
“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.”
Shannon L. Alder

Socrates
“Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of -- for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”
Socrates

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.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Samuel Johnson
“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”
Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

David G.  Allen
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”
David G. Allen

Eckhart Tolle
“Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now.
Let it teach you Being.
Let it teach you integrity — which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real.
Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem.”
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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

Marilynne Robinson
“It's not a man's working hours that is important, it is how he spends his leisure time.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Heraclitus
“Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.”
Heraclitus

Michael Crichton
“Anyone who says he knows God's intention is showing a lot of very human ego.”
Michael Crichton, Next

Wayne W. Dyer
“Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear.”
Wayne W. Dyer

Harper Lee
“Atticus, you must be wrong."

"How's that?"

"Well, most folks seem to think they're right and you're wrong. . ."

"They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions," said Atticus, "but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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

Patrick Rothfuss
“Too much honesty makes you sound insincere.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

E.M. Forster
“The armour of falsehood is subtly wrought out of darkness, and hides a man not only from others, but from his own soul.”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

David Mitchell
“Do," said Louisa finally, "whatever you can't not do.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Epictetus
“You know yourself what you are worth in your own eyes; and at what price you will sell yourself. For men sell themselves at various prices. This is why, when Florus was deliberating whether he should appear at Nero's shows, taking part in the performance himself, Agrippinus replied, 'Appear by all means.' And when Florus inquired, 'But why do not you appear?' he answered, 'Because I do not even consider the question.' For the man who has once stooped to consider such questions, and to reckon up the value of external things, is not far from forgetting what manner of man he is.”
Epictetus, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

Booth Tarkington
“Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.”
Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

Denis Diderot
“All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and without regard for anyone's feelings.”
Denis Diderot

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.”
Ayn Rand, The Journals of Ayn Rand

Kazuo Ishiguro
“What do you think dignity's all about?'

The directness of the inquiry did, I admit, take me rather by surprise. 'It's rather a hard thing to explain in a few words, sir,' I said. 'But I suspect it comes down to not removing one's clothing in public.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

James E. Faust
“We should not allow our personal values to erode, even if others think we are peculiar.”
James E. Faust

Seneca
“And this, too, affords no small occasion for anxieties - if you are bent on assuming a pose and never reveal yourself to anyone frankly, in the fashion of many who live a false life that is all made up for show; for it is torturous to be constantly watching oneself and be fearful of being caught out of our usual role. And we are never free from concern if we think that every time anyone looks at us he is always taking-our measure; for many things happen that strip off our pretence against our will, and, though all this attention to self is successful, yet the life of those who live under a mask cannot be happy and without anxiety. But how much pleasure there is in simplicity that is pure, in itself unadorned, and veils no part of its character!{PlainDealer+} Yet even such a life as this does run some risk of scorn, if everything lies open to everybody; for there are those who disdain whatever has become too familiar. But neither does virtue run any risk of being despised when she is brought close to the eyes, and it is better to be scorned by reason of simplicity than tortured by perpetual pretence.”
Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters (De Providentia, De Brevitate Vitæ, De Tranquillitate Animi, Ad Helviam matrem De consolatione, De Clementia, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

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