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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
A constructive, useful life, good works, and good relationships are as valid as writing poetry or inventing a machine. Anything that one does well and obtains satisfaction from is a good enough reason for living. To be a decent human being that people like and feel better for knowing is enough.
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 J.H. Boetcker
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Baron Guy de Rothschild
Be daring, be different, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers...
It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.
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Personal Stories About ‘Integrity’
I Am My Father's LegacySubmitted by Kenneth J. Keirsey, O.D.
I am my father’s legacy. I shudder at the thought. Though all my life I’ve tried to do What my daddy said I ought. He set for me high standards And didn’t let me slack. Whenever I veered off the trail, My dad, he brought me back. Dad was ever constant with me– Even when he wasn’t there. His presence...
Parking At The ZooSubmitted by Julius Caesar Robinson
I never told anyone this before, but I remember when my youngest daughter and I were leaving the Zoo, I had a great parking spot right in front of the entrance. When we came out, I saw a couple looking for a parking space and I stopped them for no reason and told them I would be leaving, took my parking pass, and...
People Are Good!Submitted by Leah
I've often been told that if given a chance, a person would steal the shirt off your back. Well, I say boo to that. Since I was a teenager I have lost my purse or my wallet a total of 8 times!! I'm bad with leaving it places. Every single time it has been returned to me with all my things still in it. 5 out of 7...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Integrity’
Paul RSubmitted by Sheri
He managed a hotel in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. I have never met him, but I am in awe of Paul Rusesabagina's integrity, courage and honor!
William DSubmitted by Connie Kaloyerakis
My hero is my father.He passed away on February 23,2012 at age 90. He lived his life with pure integrity, love,gentility,graciousness, humor, a steady calmness, a devout spirituality and always chose do do the right thing no matter how difficult it might have been. He is the hero to many people and he will always...
Donald LSubmitted by Marianne Gervais
Aside from being a terrific father, my dad showed me what integrity meant all the time. He was a good friend to so many people. He died peacefully about five years ago and I thought I knew all I could know about him. Last weekend at a church social, a former babysitter of mine told me that her father had called...
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Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.
It's a good video.
Integrity is doing right even when no one is watching!
Bishop S, Indianapolis Indiana
"Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness."-Ayn Rand. Remember that your mind and body are permanently integrated. If your actions contradict your convictions you are on a path to self-disintegration, i.e. self-destruction.
Eric , Arlington, Texas
Definition of INTEGRITY
1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility
2: an unimpaired condition : soundness
3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness
Lee E., California
integrity - is there anything else?
Dustin, Waukesha, Wi
Integrity means being integrated; showing the same face to everyone, including yourself.
Kip, Dallas Texas
Integrity is being the same person on the outside that you are on the inside.
Sharon, Bakersfield, CA
Integrity....is it's own reward.
Curt S, New Braunfels, Tx
Integrity is one thing no one can take away from you. To lose it, you make the choice to give it away.
Doug D, Indiana
Integrity... is doing the right thing even when no one's watching...(see Character)
Major Williams Tree, Michigan
Integrity is doing the right thing, not because you have to, but because you want to.
Kim N, Sacramento, CA
I think more people should start giving themselves "integrity checks". Then they may start thinking before speaking or acting out of emotion. Once you do or say something,you cannot take it back, so think first and ALWAYS BE HONEST in what you are doing. If your ashamed stop!
Sarah Mullen, the South
I think a big part of integrity is doing what you say you'll do...keeping promises to others and to yourself...being true to your committments. I agree with an earlier post. Integrity is becoming extinct.
Integrity is about looking in the mirror and holding yourself accountable to none other than... yourself.
Beau Hodson, Chicago, IL
The truth can hurt, but sometimes its worth the cleanse of our souls.
Mr. Salcido's 7th Grade Class, West Covina, CA
Integrity is doing the right thing all of the time
Integrity is an endangered species. It is almost extinct in the minds of people when contemplating their options to life's problems.
Carletta P, Maple Heights, Ohio
There is no "I" in team, but there is one in Integrity.
Joe D, Virginia
Integrity is something that cannot be signed on a dotted line!
Donald u, Westfield, ma