Integrity Quotes

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It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.
[Failure] [Mistakes] [Fate] [Integrity] [Lillian Hellman]

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A little integrity is better than any career
[Ralph Waldo Emerson] [Integrity] [Career]

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Integrity has been enhanced.
[Integrity] [Paul Goldberge]

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The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
[Honesty] [Integrity] [James Allen]

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If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-night useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
[Ethics] [Integrity] [Moliere]

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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.
[Love] [Charlotte Bronte] [Charlotte Brontë] [Integrity] [Heartbreak]

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

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Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
[Integrity] [Marcus Aurelius] [Nobility]

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If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
[Goals] [Integrity] [Planning] [Yogi Berra] [Truism]

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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.
[Cheating] [Integrity] [Lying] [Cheryl Hughes]

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Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong.
[Truth] [Honesty] [Integrity] [Confession] [Ashly Lorenzana]

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When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.
[Cheating] [Integrity] [Lying] [Cheryl Hughes]

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Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
[George Eliot] [Integrity]

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and half of learning to play is learning what not to play and she's learning the spaces she leaves have their own things to say and she's trying to sing just enough so that the air around her moves and make music like mercy that gives what it is and has nothing to prove she crawls out on a limb and begins to build her home and it's enough just to look around and to know that she's not alone up up up up up up up points the spire of the steeple but god's work isn't done by god it's done by people
[Art] [Integrity] [Wind] [Transcendence] [Ani Difranco] [Simons Rock] [Intrinsic Motivation]

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No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
[Government] [Integrity] [Henry Adams]

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Our deeds still travel with us from afar/And what we have been makes us what we are.
[George Eliot] [Integrity]

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Friendship is thinking of the other person first.
[Love] [Inspirational] [Friendship] [Happiness] [Joy] [Respect] [Integrity] [George Alexiou]

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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.
[Integrity] [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]

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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.
[Truth] [Character] [Jane Austen] [Integrity] [Emma] [Trick]

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A house can have integrity, just like a person,' said Roark, 'and just as seldom.
[People] [Ayn Rand] [Integrity] [Architecture]