The essence of integrity is living by a set of principles in different situations. It’s a state of moral soundness. It is the human quality most necessary to business success.
Integrity is not what we do, it is who we are.
The first key to greatness according to Socrates “is to be in reality what we appear to be”. What you do comes from who you are.
It is not who people perceive us to be, but what we really are.
There is an obsession with trying to create an image of ourselves, but we most times fail to live up to that image.
There is a difference between the image of integrity and the integrity we possess if they are incongruent. Failure is inevitable.
Integrity and honesty go together
Honesty is an accurate representation of a person, situation or thing. When we exaggerate or leave pieces of vital information out of a discussion or argument, it’s certainly not honesty. Truth is always powerful than a lie.
Charisma or charm will draw people, but only integrity will keep them.
Integrity is not a natural gift, it must be achieved.
We must work it into our lives. Integrity is a deliberate and painful process. It is a battle that must be won per situation per time.
When people emphasize how honest they are or how much integrity they have, it is an unconscious reinforcement of their own weakness.
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
"a gentleman of complete integrity"synonyms:honesty, uprightness, probity, rectitude, honour, honourableness, upstandingness, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, nobility, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, noble-mindedness, virtue, decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness
"I never doubted his integrity"