When at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each one of us recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions were we truly men of courage … were we truly men of judgment … were we truly men of integrity … were we truly men of dedication?
Address to the Massachusetts legislature (9 January 1961); Congressional Record (10 January 1961), vol. 107, Appendix, p. A169.
The man who, for party, forsakes righteousness, goes down; and the armed battalions of God march over him.
Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted.william cobbett
A little integrity is better than any career.
I am sure that in estimating every man’s value either in private or public life, a pure integrity is the quality we take first into calculation, and that learning and talents are only the second.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.samuel johnson
Honesty is the best policy, but he who acts on that principle is not an honest man.
Though a hundred crooked paths may conduct to a temporary success, the one plain and straight path of public and private virtue can alone lead to a pure and lasting fame and the blessings of posterity.
Aaron Burr was a more brilliant man than George Washington. If he had been loyal to truth, he would have been an abler man; but that which made George Washington the chief hero in our great republic was the sagacity, not of intellectual genius, but of the moral element in him.
Gold thou mayest safely touch, but if it stick Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.zig ziglar
Your peers will respect you for your integrity and character, not your possessions.David Robinson
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Give us a man, young or old, high or low, on whom we know we can thoroughly depend who will stand firm when others fail the friend faithful and true, the adviser honest and fearless, the adversary just and chivalrous; in such an one there is a fragment of the Rock of Ages a sign that there has been a prophet amongst us.