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.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
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.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The time is always right to do what is right.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
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.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory.
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right.
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary.
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