Integrity is to act according to moral and ethical principles.
“You are a master of the words you don't say and a slave to the ones you do.”
“Power is the ability to do good things for others.”
—Brooke Astor Philanthropist
“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 Religious Leader, Influential Public Speaker
“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Writer
“Integrity has no need of rules.”
—Albert Camus Author And Philosopher
Stories About Integrity
Submitted by Angela
When I was about nineteen I took my first road trip alone. On my return I took a wrong turn and wound up lost at about three...
Every Dog Has It's Day
Submitted by Jackie
It was a Friday morning, and I was on my way to the local high school to go for a run. There was traffic that morning, which...
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...
Everyday Hero Stories
My Dad Jerry L
My hero is my dad. He worked hard to provide for us everyday. He never complained. He instilled in me a great work ethic and...
Elena enlisted in the US Army in 2008 and went to boot camp in Ft. Jackson, SC. After successful completion of basic, she was...
As a successful lawyer in apartheid South Africa, Colin became increasingly uncomfortable with the racial separation and...
Pass It OnPass It On®
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
Integrity is doing the right thing regardless of the consequences.
Jim E, Mechanicsburg, PA