Integrity Sayings and Quotes

Honesty and integrity will take you far life. Although adhering to your values may not always be easy in the moment, you’ll feel better knowing that you didn’t compromise your morals. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful integrity quotes.


If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself.     

Frank Perdue

A life lived with integrity even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.     

Denis Waitley

Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.     

John D. MacDonald

Integrity is the first step to true greatness.     

Charles Simmons

In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.     

Gamaliel Bradford

There is always room for those who can be relied upon to deliver the goods when they say they will.     

Napoleon Hill

There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.     

Marvin Williams

People who fight fire with fire end up with only the ashes of their own integrity.     

Michael Josephson

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.     

Freya Stark

Courage combined with integrity is the foundation of character.     

Brian Tracy

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.     

William Boetcker

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Truthfulness is the main element of character.     

Brian Tracy

Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.     

Don Galer

If you don't have integrity, you have nothing. You can't buy it.     

Henry Kravis

A man should be upright, not be kept upright.     

Marcus Aurelius

Integrity has no need of rules.     

Albert Camus

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.     

Red Auerbach

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet" deny your own experience or convictions.     

Dag Hammarskjold