Integrity Quotes

Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters

I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre
Character    Empowerment    Flaws    Freedom    Gender    Ideal woman    Identity    Image    Independence    Integrity    Love    Men    Realism    Romance    Self awareness    Self determination    Women

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

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

The Last Song

Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song

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 Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.

Gaudy Night

Dorothy L. Sayers

Gaudy Night

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.

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.

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.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

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.

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

Democracy    Dissent    Heroes    Honesty    Integrity    Truth    Truth telling    Virtue

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

Affection    Duty    Feelings    Integrity    Joy    Love    Marriage    Matrimony    Romance    Self determination

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.

Behind    Feel    Integrity    Kind    Truth

A quiet conscience makes one strong!

We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.

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

Cat    Cat people    Cats    Integrity    Meditation    Peace    Sereneity    Spirituality    Wisdom    Zen    Zen master

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.

Good men don't become legends," he said quietly.
"Good men don't need to become legends." She opened her eyes, looking up at him. "They just do what's right anyway.

The Well of Ascension

Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension

Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.

I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

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.

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.

Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.

If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.

I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.

...the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
"...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

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.

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.

Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

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

Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong.

The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones.

Cheating    Honesty    Integrity    Lying    Trust

The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.

Integrity has no need of rules.

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

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

Adam Bede

George Eliot

Adam Bede

Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.



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