Without a sense of proportion there can be neither good taste nor genuine intelligence, nor perhaps moral integrity.
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.
I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people's truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.
Do the right thing because it is right.
I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man.
The time is always right to do what is right.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
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.
Have the courage to face the truth
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
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.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
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.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
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