Integrity Quotes

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.


We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Oprah Winfrey

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.

Henri Frederic Amiel

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

Oscar Wilde

Strive for integrity - that means knowing your values in life and behaving in a way that is consistent with these values.


Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

Oliver Cromwell

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.

John Akers

I don't know who my audience is. People have said there is an integrity about me, and I think there is. I don't try to follow a trend. I have my own little path, and although I delve into things, I stay with what I am. I'm quite natural with it. Maybe people feel comfortable with that and they trust it, so they buy it. They'll come and see me in concert. I think I always do a good job in that area.

Sarah Brightman

Like integrity, love of life was not a subject to be studied, it was a contagion to be caught. And you had to catch it from someone who had it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.

Vanessa Redgrave

Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him. Soldiers must have confidence in their leader.

Omar Bradley
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