Quotes of Integrity - somelinesforyou

“ Though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune! ”

- Ann Radcliffe

“ What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one! ”

- Ann Radcliffe

“ Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be. ”

- George Santayana

“ Integrity combined with faithfulness is a powerful force and worthy of great respect. ”

- Gordon Atkinson

“ In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity. ”

- Meister Eckhart

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

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Samuel Johnson

“ I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity. ”

- Sydney Biddle Barrows

“ There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity — the law of nature and of nations. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ There is no vice so simple but assumesSome mark of virtue on his outward parts. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Men's evil manners live in brass, their virtues we write in water. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness. ”

- Nathaniel P. Willis

“ Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office. ”

- Mae West

“ Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man. ”

- Richard Whately

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

- Samuel Johnson

“ If there's a power above us,(And that there is all nature cries aloudThrough all her works) he must delight in virtue. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue. ”

- John Dryden

“ A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. ”

- Cicero

“ Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity. ”

- Don Marquis

“ There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess. ”

- Henry David Thoreau
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