Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide.
In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.
Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best.
You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary.
By themselves, character and integrity do not accomplish anything. But their absence faults everything else.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
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