A Dozen Bons Mots re Integrity

  • You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity. – Grenville Klesier
  • What is left when honor is lost? – Publilius Syrus
  • Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it. -George Eliot
  • I cannot find language of sufficient energy to convey my sense of the sacredness of private integrity.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Winning is nice if you don’t lose your integrity in the process. – Arnold Horshak
  • Power is actualized only when word and deed have not parted company. – Hannah Arendt
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. – Samuel Johnson
  • A little integrity is better than any career. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. – Warren Buffet
  • A person who is fundamentally honest doesn’t need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs. – Harry S. Truman
  • There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity. – Tom Peters

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