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A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.

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

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

It is far better to be trusted and respected that it is to be liked.

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Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) Psychoanalyst and social philosopher.


The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

The slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none.

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In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) German theologian, philosopher, and physician.

I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.