70 quotes on integrity

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

1“If you see a difference between where you are and where you want to be – consciously change your thoughts, words, and actions to match your grandest vision.” (Neal Donald Walsch)

2“Lord, bless our week. Help us to take all the necessary risks to become the person we always wanted to be.” (Paulo Coelho)

3“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing — then we truly live life.” (Greg Anderson)

4“How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:33-37)

5“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16)

6“Be who you are.” (Stephanie Eden Latta King)

7“Is the life I am living the same as the life that wants to live in me?” (Chuck Blair)

8“What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but . . . the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’ “ (Matthew 15:11-18)

9“And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.”(Matthew 22:16)

10“These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace.” (Zechariah 8:16 )

11“The very essence of your words is truth.” (Psalm 119:160)

12“After death, our thoughts become more distinct and clear; for… our thought, now freed…becomes more spontaneous. As a consequence, we have more immediate insight into every specific idea, and every perception and utterance of it.” (Secrets of Heaven 1757)

13“We are not allowed to divide our minds… that is, to understand and speak truth and to will and do evil; for then one faculty would look upward or toward heaven, and the other downward or toward hell, and thus we would hang between the two.” (Secrets of Heaven7180)

14“The signs that sins are forgiven… are the following. Such people feel pleasure in … in speaking truth for truth’s sake….(New Jerusalem 167)

15“Doing what is honest and just from a spiritual motive is doing it from honesty and justice itself, or doing it from the heart.” (Heaven and Hell 530)

16“All is an ocean. All flows and connects so powerfully that if, in this life, you manage to become more gracious by even a drop, it is better for every bird, child, and animal your life touches than you will ever know.” (Father Zossima in The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoyevsky)

17“To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: “God, I thank you that I am not like other men-robbers, evildoers, adulterers-or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.” But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted”‘ (Luke 18:9-14)

18The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. Only he who listens can speak. (Dag Hammarskold)

19Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. (Judy Garland)

20“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” (Malcolm X)

21“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… 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)

22“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and people say, ‘Look at him! He’s a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ “Yet, wisdom is proved right by its actions.”” (Matthew 11:19)

23“Angels have the ability from the Lord to know anyone’s character in an instant by merely looking at the person; and they never make a mistake.” (Secrets of Heaven 803)

24“The actions or deeds themselves may seem to be nothing but what shows on the surface, but there are countless elements within them.” (Divine love and Wisdom 277)

25“Actions do not flow into mental images, consequently not into the will and thought, but thought and will flow into actions.” (Spiritual Experiences 4013)

26“It is in fact possible for us to repent of evil things we have done through our bodies but still think about evil and will it. This is like cutting down the trunk of a bad type of tree but leaving its root still in the ground; the same bad tree grows up from the root again and also spreads itself around. There is a different outcome when the root is pulled up, though; and this is what happens within us when we explore the intentions of our will and lay our evils aside through repentance.” (True Christian Religion 532)

27“In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.” (Nicholas Sparks,The Last Song)

28“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” (Albert Einstein)

29“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” (J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

30“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” (Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching)

31“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” (Oprah Winfrey)

32“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” (Frederick Douglass)

33“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson,Self-Reliance)

34“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” (Marcus Aurelius)

35“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” (Barbara De Angelis)

36“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

37“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” (Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham City Jail)

38“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, V for Vendetta)

39“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.” (Abraham Lincoln)

40“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” (Marcus Aurelius)

41“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.” (Cheryl Hughes)

42“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” (Spencer Johnson)

43“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” (André Gide)

44“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” (Henry James)

45“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” (James E. Faust)

46“Integrity has no need of rules.” (Albert Camus)

47“…the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”

“…a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.” (George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones)

48“A quiet conscience makes one strong!” (Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl)

49“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)

50“Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

51“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.” (Cheryl Hughes)

52“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.”
(Juan Mascaro)

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

54“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.” (Lillian Hellman)

55“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” (George Washington)

56“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.” (John D. MacDonald, The Turquoise Lament)

57“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” (e.e. cummings)

58“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” (e.e. cummings)

59“There is just one life for each of us: our own.” (Euripides)

60“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

61“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.” (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

62“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” (Steve Jobs)

63“No one becomes an angel, that is, comes into heaven, unless he carries with him from the world something of the angelic character” (Divine Providence 60).

64“The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.” (Tony Robbins)

65“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” (Dr. Seuss)

66“It is not angelic to seek for the evils with a person unless we at the same time seek for the goods.” (Arcana Coelestia 10381).

67“You are a special treasure to me” (Exodus 19:5).

68“Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37)

69“When I was five years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’ they said I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” (John Lennon)

70“All is an ocean. All flows and connects so powerfully that if, in this life, you manage to become more gracious by even a drop, it is better for every bird, child, and animal your life touches than you will ever know.” (Father Zossima in The Brothers Karamazov,Dostoyevsky)

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"We never produce anything misguided or wicked out of ourselves. It is the evil spirits with us who produce it and at the same time cause us to believe that it comes from us."

Arcana Coelestia 761