Integrity Quotes

John E. Lewis

If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?

Charlotte Brontë

Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! May your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mine. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agised as in that hour left my lips: for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love.

Jane Austen

Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.. Jane Austen
Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.

Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to
succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

Czesław Miłosz

In a room where
people unanimously maintain
a conspiracy of silence,
one word of truth
sounds like a pistol shot.

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.

Denis Diderot

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

Todd Stocker

Principle comes first; action thereafter.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and
People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and Integrity opens the door. Your character allows others to see you for who you truly are. Make your first impression a lasting impression. Ironically it may be your last impression

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

The integrity of our relationships matters more than the boldness of our words.

Ram Mohan

Consider everyone trustworthy until they prove otherwise.

Ram Mohan

If you cannot value a commitment made by someone else, your own commitments lose their value too.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

No matter how hard you try, there are times when things just don't go as planned. And, it's not because you are doing something wrong. It is because the thing you are after is not designed for you. It is not a part of your destiny.

Alan Sheinwald

Life is like butter - when things cool down it can be reshaped

Ram Mohan

Everyone is honest in their own right.. people begin to lie only when they are compelled to do it for others.

Alan Sheinwald

The definition of a professional is one who does a job well even when they don't like it.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Although we may wish for more or strive to do better than we have, in these times it is enough to keep your soul.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Talking is great, but don't ignore the value of listening. Pay attention to the words being spoken. Some people just love the sound of their own voice. And, when another person speaks, they are only anticipating to compete, challenge, or question what is being said. You can miss out on some important wisdom always running your mouth.

Scott K. Edinger

Integrity is the source of new solutions and innovations; courage is a means of halting progress down a wrong road.

C.S. Lewis

The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature.

Stephen Lovegrove

Integrity is a life where your beliefs and intentions are aligned with your words and actions.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

People become desensitized to many things going on around them. It is because they always see it on the tv, hear it on the radio, read or watch it on the internet, hear about it at work etc. Then immoral acts are tuned to a deaf ear. Then no one wants to take action or speak up for what's right. Break the cycle and have moral character.

George Alexiou

The relationship you take for granted is the one that needs the greatest work.

George Alexiou

Kindness is a currency that can cover a multitude of interpersonal debts.

Bryant McGill

Life wants you to live in total alignment with true love, passion and integrity.

Mike Rowe

Work hard AND smart.

Stefan Molyneux

Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge.

Scott K. Edinger

A person's integrity develops early in life. Once formed, it is difficult to alter, change, or improve.

Nicholas Sparks

In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.

Marcus Aurelius

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.

Wayne W. Dyer

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

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A sincere friend conceals all your deformities, deceives and convince others that you are extremely perfect,
A sincere friend conceals all your deformities, deceives and convince others that you are extremely perfect, the insincere will tell the truth of destruction, leave you open for others to glare and laugh.

Dorothy L. Sayers

If it ever occurs to people to value the honour of the mind equally with the honour of the body, we shall get a social revolution of a quite unparalleled sort.

Jane Austen

It has sunk him, I cannot say how much it has sunk him in my opinion. So unlike what a man should be!-None of that upright integrity, that strict adherence to truth and principle, that distain of trick and littleness, which a man should display in every transaction of his life.

Dorothy L. Sayers

The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way for false statements by intention. And a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit.

Donna Lynn Hope

Truth and integrity must be so rare these days that it confuses people when they hear it.

Dorothy L. Sayers

See that the mind is honest, first; the rest may follow or not as God wills. [That] the fundamental treason to the mind ... is the one fundamental treason which the scholar's mind must not allow is the bond uniting all the Oxford people in the last resort.

Wil Zeus

Deep layers of context are missed when cursorily reading for quantity at the expense of comprehension - only the vapid are impressed by those who try to squeeze as many books as possible into each passing month as if shoving one more oiled hot dog down the gullet in a food eating contest to prove accumulation superiority.

Gary Hopkins

You are the most influential person in your life. You can embrace your strengths or give away your power. The choice is yours.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Poetry is Life. We experience poetry from the time we awake each morning and inhale that fresh breath of air. You are living poetry. Poetry is not defined by the laws of man. Inspiration is the key.

William James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.


Love as a concrete foundation for an authentically functional civilization requires the around-the-clock labors of forgiveness. Without it, Love fails, Friendship fails, Intelligence fails, Humanity: fails.

Eckhart Tolle

I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them cats.

John Milton

I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Intelligence is just one dimension of ability. Don't limit yourself to it. Open up to instinct, intuition, creativity and thus possibility

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Uplift & Inspire, do not be envious of others success. You are given the same hours in a day. Make it worthwhile! Instead of focusing on what someone else is doing, pay attention to how you're living and make the best of life

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

In the Light of your Wisdom, You Shine. In the Midst of your Truth, Your Faith is Evident. From inside your Spirit, You are Love.

George Alexiou

Friendship is thinking of the other person first.

George Alexiou

Nothing that happens to you was meant to be. The only thing about you that was meant to be is you. Blaze your own trail.

Erik H. Erikson

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.

Wilhelm Reich

I know that what you call 'God' really exists, but not in the form you think; God is primal cosmic energy, the love in your body, your integrity, and your perception of the nature in you and outside of you.

Samuel Johnson

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

Juan Mascaró

The thought manifests the word;
The word manifests the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character;
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let them spring forth from love
Born out of compassion for all beings.
As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become.

Michael Crichton

Anyone who says he knows God's intention is showing a lot of very human ego.

Solange Nicole

When all is said and done all anyone has left is their integrity at their core... Don't give that away too.

Carew Papritz

POLITENESS must carry the true weight of SINCERITY and INTEGRITY for it to be a true act of POLITENESS.

Vishwas Chavan

The moment you break your integrity, you snap your connection with your soul.

Vishwas Chavan

Integrity is a state of mind. Success is directly proportional to ones inner integrity.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

People sometimes get so lost in their own beliefs that they fail to gain truth and understanding. You can't get the whole picture just by relying on your own perception. Never be afraid of the truth.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

When you speak, be sure of what you are speaking. Don't be rambling full of words that have no integrity or truth. Nobody wants to confide in you when they doubt what you say. If you are filled with untruths, those characteristics make it hard for anyone to believe in you.

Unarine Ramaru

Become faithful to yourself, if you do, it will come natural towards everyone else.

Michael Crichton

Science is as corruptible a human activity as any other.

Philip Abelson

Part of the strength of science is that it has tended to attract individuals who love knowledge and the creation of it. ... Thus, it is the communication process which is at the core of the vitality and integrity of science.

Michel De Montaigne

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.

Edmond Mbiaka

A life without integrity, faith, courage and a positive purpose, is an unnecessary gamble with no positive possibility.

Jim George

Integrity never goes out of style.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Beware some people are just talking to you to gain information to use against you. Be careful with what you say around others because it may not be understood the way you expected. There are those who are waiting for the opportunity to spread rumors. And, with only a few words your life has been turned into a soap opera.

Charles F. Glassman

Some say if you want success surround yourself with successful people. I say if you want true and lasting success surround yourself with people of integrity.

Awdhesh Singh

If integrity is considered a virtue, it may be because most people lack integrity. Also, as only a few succeed in their pursuits, some may link failure with a lack of integrity. But this is not fully true. When you reason it out, you might conclude that honest people are more likely to fail and the dishonest rise faster.

Bryant McGill

Success without integrity is always fleeting, or monstrous.

Arthur Conan Doyle

She was as good as she was beautiful and as intelligent as she was good.

Nouman Ali Khan

The real dawah to Islam is the character of a Muslim.

Charles Sanders Peirce

Let it be considered that what is more wholesome than any particular belief is integrity of belief; and that to avoid looking into the support of any belief from a fear that it may turn out rotten is quite as immoral as it is disadvantageous.

Holly A. Smith

Shamed and enraged, I sit by the side of the road and cry.
Eclipsed by a sense of disgrace, my emotions feel momentarily stifled and disconnected. Instead of anger, I feel dishonored and exposed. I cannot even formulate my thoughts, much less speak them. My integrity and humility have been violated. I have only my own indignation to spur me on.

Brandon Sanderson

...Regardless, I still do not believe that your duty is to do as the people wish. Your duty is to lead as best you can, following the dictates of your conscience. You must be true. Your Majesty, to the man you wish to become....

Joe Biden

My own father had always said the measure of a man wasn't how many times or how hard he got knocked down, but how fast he got back up. I made a pledge to myself that I would get up and emerge from this debacle better for having gone through it. I would live up to the expectation I had for myself. I would be the kind of man I wanted to be.

Joe Biden

If you do politics the right way, I believe, you can actually make people's lives better. And integrity is the minimum ante to get into the game.

L. Frank Baum

How can I help being a humbug. . .when all these people make me do things that everybody knows can't be done?

Bob Barr

What has to do with your ability to fall asleep is not caffeine. It’s having a clean conscience. I have a clean conscience so I can drink all the caffeine I want.

Chronis Missios

My generation failed to change the world, but at least I did not let the world change me.

Jonathan Franzen

Reading enables me to maintain a sense of something substantive– my ethical integrity, my intellectual integrity.

Jacqueline Bisset

A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.

Stacy Snapp Killian Aka StacyK

Your hair is your helmet- wear it well.

Stacy Snapp Killian Aka StacyK

Our soul contains energy, transformed into Spirit, expressing dreams and thoughts through works of the mind.

Wilkie Collins

I am an average good Christian, when you don't push my Christianity too far. And all the rest of you - which is a great comfort - are, in this respect, much the same as I am.

Richard J. Foster

Simplicity enables us to live lives of integrity in the face of the terrible realities of our global village.

Dag Hammarskjold

He is one of those who has had the wilderness for a pillow, and called a star his brother. Alone. But loneliness can be a communion.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

To this motive which encourages me is added another which made up my mind: after I have upheld, according to my natural intelligence, the side of truth, no matter what success I have, there is a prize which I cannot fail to win. I will find it in the depths of my heart.

Charles F. Glassman

Faith and belief are not measured by the size of the miracle but the integrity of our soul.

Terry Tempest Williams

Choosing with integrity means finding ways to speak up that honor your reality, the reality of others, and your willingness to meet in the center of that large field. It’s hard sometimes.

Anthony Doerr

It was not,' said Jutta, reaching the limits of her French, 'very easy to be good then.

Robert Bresson

Nothing more inelegant and ineffective than an art conceived in another art's form.

Doug Dorst

Artistic integrity is not a guest whom one may choose not to invite to a gala. She must be the first you invite, the first you seat, the first you serve food and wine, the one who calls the orchestra's tunes, the one who is offered her choice of dance partners throughout the night.

Anne Frank

A quiet conscience makes one strong!

Indy Bissessur

We live in a world full of duplicity.We are surrounded by people with duplicitous nature.They will be shooting arrows to question our honesty at every step we make.
Therefore,it is our duty to protect ourselves by using our integrity as an armor and march forward, victoriously.

Bryant McGill

Live with kindness, integrity and spirituality. Comport yourself with grace under pressure.

Ty Gray

Your feelings wouldn't get hurt if you were honest with yourself


Life is all about exploring yourself, discovering yourself and grooming yourself, then you will surely stop negative thinking.

Todd Stocker

Confidence is that internal alignment between what you know, what you believe and what you portray.

Dr. Matthew Loop

In a world filled with flaky people, those that honor commitments and do what they say STAND-OUT. Integrity is currency.

Share Page