Integrity quotes

  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Happiness #Integrity #Thinking

  • The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Integrity #Hypocrisy #House

  • Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Life #Integrity #Real

  • Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Integrity #Passion #Leader

  • Work with integrity and succeed with integrity
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Integrity #Succeed

  • We have now recently launched the national integrity plan.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Integrity #Plans

  • We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Integrity #Ethics #Plans

  • Honor is better than honors.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Integrity #Honor

  • I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Integrity #Character

  • Let me be clear: Any new approach must ensure the integrity of the game. One of my most important responsibilities as commissioner of the NBA is to protect the integrity of professional basketball and preserve public confidence in the league and our sport. I oppose any course of action that would compromise these objectives. But I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated
    -- Adam Silver

    #Basketball #Sports #Integrity

  • You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Integrity #Character #Men

  • Lying is done with words and also with silence.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Truth #Integrity #Lying

  • In order to be truly free, you must desire to know the truth more than you want to feel good. Because, if feeling good is your goal, then as soon as you feel better you will lose interest in what is true. This does not mean that feeling good or experiencing love and bliss is a bad thing. Given the choice, anyone would choose to feel bliss rather than sorrow. It simply means that if this desire to feel good is stronger than the yearning to see, know, and experience Truth, then this desire will always be distorting the perception of what is Real, while corrupting one's deepest integrity.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Integrity #Real #Mean

  • A quiet mind married to integrity of heart is the birth of wisdom.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Integrity #Heart #Mind

  • A brilliant inquiry into the contemporary Iranian predicament and what it means for the world. At a time when all too many of our leading thinkers are mired in the weeds of provincialism and narrow ideological wars, Postel has written a work of grace, intelligence, and towering integrity. Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran is nothing less than a masterpiece of moral and political criticism.
    -- Afshin Molavi

    #Weed #Integrity #War

  • George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world. He promised to restore honor and integrity to the White House. Instead, he has brought deep dishonor to our country and built a durable reputation as the most dishonest president since Richard M. Nixon.
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Integrity #Humility

  • I did very extensive diligence on Al Jazeera English, the network from which Al Jazeera America is going to be derived, and it's really very clear that they have long since established a reputation for excellence and integrity and objectivity.
    -- Al Gore

    #Integrity #Objectivity #America

  • We must do more to protect our neighborhoods and give integrity to our community plans.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Integrity #Giving #Community

  • No one understood better than Stalin that the true object of propaganda is neither to convince nor even to persuade, but to produce a uniform pattern of public utterance in which the first trace of unorthodox thought immediately reveals itself as a jarring dissonance.
    -- Alan Bullock

    #Integrity #Patriotic #Unorthodox

  • You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Integrity #Who You Are

  • There is nothing to guarantee the superior judgment, knowledge, and integrity of an inspector or a bureaucrat-and the deadly consequences of entrusting him with arbitrary power are obvious.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Integrity #Arbitrary #Guarantees

  • If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Honesty #Integrity #Inspiration

  • Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Funny Inspirational #Integrity #Technology

  • I want to see my party achieve victory based on what we have to offer this country and our ability to offer it with integrity. I don't want to see us achieve victory based on the fact that we are better at rigging the game than other people.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Country #Integrity #Party

  • 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.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Mother #Integrity #Selfish

  • Integrity has no need of rules.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Honesty #Integrity #Needs

  • A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Honesty #Integrity

  • How many crimes are permitted simply because their authors could not endure being wrong.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Integrity #Law #Justice

  • What's natural is the microbe. All the rest-heath, integrity, purity (if you like)-is a product of the human will, of a vigilance that must never falter. The good man, the man who infects hardly anyone, is the man who has the fewest lapses of attention.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Integrity #Men #Good Man

  • There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules
    -- Albert Camus

    #Integrity #People #Needs

  • The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Peace #Integrity #Patriotic

  • It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Courage #Honesty #Integrity

  • It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Motivational #Karma #Integrity

  • A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Integrity #Angel #Men

  • Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Integrity #Inspirational Life #Evil

  • Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Time #Truth #Integrity

  • Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it - a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Integrity #Character #Independent

  • (Asked by John King about the political climate that existed in Washington at the time, and criticism of the Department of Justice under his management) Listen I don't expect an apology from men like Chuck Schumer, and I would put him and other individuals who were attacking me at the top of the list contributing to the low, low public perception of Congress, the integrity of Congress quite frankly.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Kings #Integrity #Apology

  • We want to promote the great quality of athletics - and maintain it's integrity - all over the world.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Integrity #Quality #World

  • A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Beauty #Nature #Integrity

  • The practice of conservation must spring from a conviction of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right only when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the community, and the community includes the soil, waters, fauna, and flora, as well as people.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Integrity #Spring #Practice

  • To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Integrity #Choices #Tough

  • In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers . . . we are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Integrity #Evil #Justice

  • In this very uncertain time for the media, serious investigative reporting - the expensive, time-consuming stuff - is under enormous pressure at newspapers and other commercial news organizations. Non-profits such as the Center for Public Integrity are taking on this vital work and without them the prospects for investigative reporting would be even more dire. The Center has been properly celebrated for its careful, rigorous work, and to my mind it has now ascended to the status of national treasure.
    -- Alex Jones

    #Integrity #Media #Organization

  • I was very pleased when PRS presented me with my SE Angelus acoustic, a beautiful guitar of stunning quality. It was in response to the challenge of building a guitar that shared the integrity and attention to detail that the Alex Lifeson Private Stock Angelus possesses in a package more broadly accessible. The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline is that model. Carefully selected materials, expert craftsmanship and a smart approach to concept resulted in a guitar that is beautiful to look at and rewarding to play.
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Beautiful #Integrity #Smart

  • Let our posterity know that we their ancestors, uncultured and unlearned, amid all trials and temptations, were men of integrity.
    -- Alexander Crummell

    #Integrity #Men #Temptation

  • These ceremonies and the National Statuary Hall will teach the youth of the land in succeeding generations as they come and go that the chief end of human effort in a sublunary view should be usefulness to mankind, and that all true fame which should be perpetuated by public pictures, statues, and monuments, is to be acquired only by noble deeds and high achievements and the establishment of a character founded upon the principles of truth, uprightness, and inflexible integrity.
    -- Alexander H. Stephens

    #Education #Integrity #Character

  • A promise must never be broken.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Trust #Integrity #Commitment

  • In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Integrity #Tombstone #Grateful

  • God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.
    -- Alfred Korzybski

    #Integrity #Forgiving #May

  • World peace is threatened not only by weapons of mass destruction but also by conventional weapons which have led to countless violations of human rights, including the rights to life and to physical integrity. A strong treaty can contribute greatly to international and regional peace, security and stability.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Strong #Integrity #Rights

  • We Bosniaks would for sure fight for integrity of Bosnia.
    -- Alija Izetbegovic

    #Integrity #Fighting #Bosnia

  • To reenchant nature is not merely to gain a new perspective for its integrity and well-being; it is to throw open the doors to a deeper level of existence.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Integrity #Doors #Perspective

  • The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person's life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person's life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they'll be.
    -- Allan Houston

    #Father #Integrity #Real

  • Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen volunteer to protect and defend this country and all its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. Our nation continually asks them to do more and more, with less and less.
    -- Allen West

    #Country #Integrity #Marine

  • We believe in humility and integrity, the spirit of one people, bound together under God. We understand that the Constitution was written to control and regulate the government, not the people.
    -- Allen West

    #Integrity #Believe #Humility

  • The republic I fell in love with, the republic I risked my life to defend, the values I hold dear, the integrity that we all share - these do not know prejudice and they do not accept partiality.
    -- Allen West

    #Integrity #Prejudice #Republic

  • Investigative reporting is the bone structure without which the journalistic body collapses. The Center for Public Integrity's constant and consistently enterprising investigative work is an invaluable contribution not only to journalism, but to society and to a healthy democracy
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Integrity #Healthy #Democracy

  • The people I've been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Integrity #People #Exposed

  • You live in a dangerous place when you sacrifice integrity for security.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Integrity #Sacrifice #Dangerous

  • Romantic love, in ***** as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Love #Integrity #Sacrifice

  • A business is seldom if ever built up except on lines of strictest integrity.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Integrity #Lines #Ethics

  • Sam Turton is the true embodiment of the responsible artist. The honesty and integrity of the man comes out with every soulful note he sings.
    -- Andrew Craig

    #Honesty #Integrity #Artist

  • I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Integrity #Acting #Sitting

  • The time has come to return integrity, performance and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #New York #Integrity #Empires

  • For humans, the challenge is to unite soul and role, to discover the hidden wholeness that enables us to be in the world who we are in our souls, and to act in accordance with our deepest and truest natures.
    -- Andrew Himes

    #Integrity #Challenges #Soul

  • There are some who lack confidence in the integrity and capacity of the people to govern themselves. To all who entertain such fears I will most respectfully say that I entertain none . . . If man is not capable, and is not to be trusted with the government of himself, is he to be trusted with the government of others . . . Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
    -- Andrew Johnson

    #Integrity #Angel #Men

  • It's important, when going after a goal, to never lose sight of the integrity of the journey.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Integrity #Journey #Sight

  • When happiness points in one direction while wisdom, truth, integrity, and common sense point in another, that's when really smart people start doing really stupid things.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Smart #Stupid #Integrity

  • The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith.
    -- Andy Williams

    #Children #Honesty #Integrity

  • Coming through the fire and through the storm of life with a strong man, my fiance Ashanti, whom I've been dating for eight months and two wonderful children beside me, I'm just so happy that I have been able to maintain my integrity and get to where I am today with the right energy around me.
    -- Angie Stone

    #Strong #Children #Integrity

  • People of integrity expect to be believed. They also know time will prove them right and are willing to wait.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Integrity #People #Waiting

  • What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one!
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Disappointment #Integrity #Luxury

  • Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Strong #Integrity #New Day

  • The quality of place, the reaction to immediate contact with earth and growing things that have a fugal relationship with mountains and sky, is essential to the integrity of our existence on this planet.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Integrity #Sky #Quality

  • There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you're angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you're asked.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Integrity #Heart #Laughing

  • Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
    -- Aristotle

    #Integrity #Destiny #Men

  • There is no higher value in our society than integrity.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Integrity #Our Society #Higher

  • I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.
    -- Arthur Cohn

    #Integrity #Marketing #Sony

  • You beat 50 percent of the people in America by working hard. You beat 40 percent by being a person of honesty and integrity and standing for something. The last 10 percent is a dogfight in the free enterprise system.
    -- Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

    #Honesty #Integrity #America

  • For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity.
    -- Arthur Peacocke

    #Honesty #Integrity #Intellectual

  • Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Girl #Integrity #Boys

  • I do not want to give my power, my self-esteem, or my autonomy, to any person, place, or thing outside myself. [...] The only thing that matters is how I feel about myself, my personal integrity, and my relationship with my Creator.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Integrity #Self Esteem #Giving

  • Any form of corporal punishment or 'spanking' is a violent attack upon another human being's integrity. The effect remains with the victim forever and becomes an unforgiving part of his or hier personality--a massive frustration resulting in a hostility which will seek expression in later life in violent acts towards others. The sooner we understand that love and gentleness are the only kinds of called-far behavior towards children, the better. The child, especially, learns to become the kind of human being that he or she has experienced. This should be fully understood by all caregivers.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Children #Integrity #Frustration

  • 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

    #Integrity #Ashamed

  • I wouldn't say I'm personally trying to transition from comedy into drama. I don't look at things like, 'Oh, I need to do a drama now.' I get a lot of material sent to me, and if I feel like something has the creative integrity and the right director and the right whoever involved, the right actors and is a great story, then I do it.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Drama #Integrity #Creative

  • The battle of being mortal is the battle to maintain the integrity of one’s life,
    -- Atul Gawande

    #Integrity #Battle

  • Solidarity is not a matter of altruism. Solidarity comes from the inability to tolerate the affront to our own integrity of passive or active collaboration in the oppression of others, and from the deep recognition of our most expansive self-interest. From the recognition that, like it or not, our liberation is bound up with that of every other being on the planet, and that politically, spiritually, in our heart of hearts we know anything else is unaffordable.
    -- Aurora Levins Morales

    #Integrity #Heart #Self

  • You have been called selfish for the courage of acting on your own judgement and bearing sole responsibility for your own life. You have been called arrogant for your independent mind. You have been called cruel for your unyielding integrity. You have been calle anti social for the vision that made you venture upon undiscovered roads.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Integrity #Selfish #Independent

  • What is morality, she asked. Judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Courage #Integrity #Dedication

  • Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Integrity #Ideas #Ability

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

    #Integrity #Home #House

  • There are two principles on which all men of intellectual integrity and good will can agree, as a 'basic minimum,' as a precondition of any discussion, co-operation or movement toward an intellectual Renaissance. . . . They are not axioms, but until a man has proved them to himself and has accepted them, he is not fit for an intellectual discussion. These two principles are: a. that emotions are not tools of cognition; b. that no man has the right to initiate the use of physical force against others.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Integrity #Men #Two

  • Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Happiness #Integrity #Mean

  • A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Integrity #Men #Architecture

  • All "public interest' legislation (and any distribution of money taken by force from some men for the unearned benefit of others) comes down ultimately to the grant of an undefined undefinable, non-objective, arbitrary power to some government officials. The worst aspect of it is not that such a power can be used dishonestly, but that it cannot be used honestly. The wisest man in the world, with the purest integrity, cannot find a criterion for the just, equitable, rational application of an unjust, inequitable, irrational principle.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Integrity #Taken #Men

  • What would Integrity have me do?
    -- Azim Khamisa

    #Integrity #Helping Others #Helping

  • In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity.
    -- Azim Premji

    #Honesty #Integrity #Educational

  • Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations.
    -- Azim Premji

    #Inspirational #Integrity #Character

  • In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of your own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give you a humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of people, or the iniquity of the times may rob you of other rewards.
    -- Babe Paley

    #Disappointment #Integrity #Humble