Integrity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old integrity quotes, integrity sayings, and integrity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

You have the right to remain silent, but you can never, repeat, never lie or shade the truth.

Robert L. Woodrum

You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity.     

Grenville Klesier

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it.     

George Eliot

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

Samuel Johnson

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.     

Aristotle

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.

St. Gregory

Power is actualized only when word and deed have not parted company.

Hannah Arendt

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Oscar Wilde

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.

Vanessa Redgrave

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 telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Spencer Johnson

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.      

Albert Einstein

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.     

Thomas S. Monson

Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you're going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.

Maria Razumich-Zec

Character is what you are in the dark.

Dwight L. Moody

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.     

Confucius

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare

Truthfulness is the main element of character.     

Brian Tracy

The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.     

Junius

Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake.

Larry Hagman

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by; and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.

J.C. Watts Jr.

In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.     

Meister Eckhart

Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't.

Peter Scotese

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

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Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another.

Charles Caleb