Humanity 101 - integrity

Integrity in their own words...

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

Douglas Adams


In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.

Warren Buffet, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway


Success will come and go, but integrity is forever.

Warren Buffet, Forbes


Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Integrity has no need of rules.

Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus


The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.



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

Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, ch. 41


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

Spencer Johnson


If you don't have integrity, you have nothing. You can't buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing.

Henry Kravis


The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

Keshavan Nair


At the heart of integrity is the ability to own up to the fact that you are in control of your life. You are responsible for both your successes and your failures. Nobody else but you.

Brett & Kate McKay


My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

Michelle Obama [See also compassion]


If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. 

Alan Simpson


Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone


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

Oprah Winfrey


Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.

Zig Ziglar