52 Integrity Quotes for Life and Work (Role Model)

Integrity is a pretty vague term that means different things to different people. It’s also a virtue that seems to be lacking in a lot of people today so I wanted to share a collection of integrity quotes that I’ve gathered on this topic.

Integrity is a personal quality that has many definitions and aspects. To some, integrity may mean always telling the truth, even if it’s not what others want to hear. To others, integrity may mean being honest with oneself and living in alignment with one’s values.

It may also mean being fair and just in all interactions, and standing up for what is right, even if it’s unpopular. Integrity is often thought of as a moral compass, guiding individuals on their path through life.

Integrity is a personal quality that can be difficult to define, but which others may easily recognize in others. People who possess integrity are often respected for their principled behavior and admired for their moral courage.

Integrity is one of the most important virtues a person can have. It is the quality of being honest and ethical in all aspects of life. People with integrity can be trusted to do the right thing, even when no one is watching. They are reliable and have a strong sense of moral character.

Integrity is a rare quality and it is highly valued in all walks of life. People with integrity are respected by others and they often rise to positions of leadership. Integrity is a cornerstone of a happy and fulfilling life.

Here is a list of 52 integrity quotes to inspire you to be a better person, team member and a leader.

Integrity Quotes

  1. “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
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2. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” – Zig Ziglar

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3. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” –  Albert Einstein

4. “Leading with integrity and empathy requires vision and a connection to your deepest self.” – Karla McLaren

5. “Supporting the truth, even when it is unpopular, shows the capacity for honesty and integrity.” – Steve Brunkhorst

6. “Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.” –  Roy T. Bennett, 

7. “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” – Nelson Mandela

8. “Integrity is the seed for achievement. It is the principle that never fails.” – Earl Nightingale

9. “Make living your life with absolute integrity and kindness your first priority.” – Richard Carlson

10. “If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” –  Marcus Aurelius

11. “Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.” – Stephen Covey

12. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” – Brian Tracy

13. “Integrity lies in, doing what one speaks; speaking what one does.” – M. K. Soni

14. “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” – George Eliot

15. “Honor your commitments with integrity.” – Les Brown

16. “Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody’s watching, and doing as you say you would do.” –  Roy T. Bennett

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17. “The qualities of a great man are “vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.” – Dwight Eisenhower

18. “Integrity is making sure that the things you say and the things you do are in alignment.”- Katrina Mayer

19. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – W. Clement Stone

20. “The first law of leadership is that your foundation is built through integrity, character, and trust.” – Brian Cagneey

21. “Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are.” – John C Maxwell

22. “It’s easy to have principles when you’re rich. The important thing is to have principles when you’re poor.” – Ray Kroc

23. “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” – Gordon A. Eadie

24. “Walk with honor, character, and integrity in all that you do. Do these things and you will find that you can appreciate the adventure of life and live with greater ease.” – Shawn L. Anderson

25. “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein

26. “The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.”- Junius

27. “Develop your character so that you are a person of integrity.” – Peter Cain

28. “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” – Spencer Johnson

29. “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” –  James E. Faust

30. “If you value your integrity, then be prepared to take a beating from those who have none.” – Lars Lau Thygesen

31. “It takes courage to create a meaningful life of integrity. It also requires good company. And practice.” – Shelly Francis

32. “Integrity is your destiny-it is the light that guides your way.” – Plato

33. “With many overhead schemes for the world’s salvation, everything rests back on integrity and driving power in personal character.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

34. “Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.” – Ayn Rand

36. “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” –  Samuel Johnson

37. “A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.” – Baltasar Gracian

38. “There is no higher value in our society than integrity.” – Arlen Specter

39. “Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.” – Maria Razumich-Zec

40. “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis

41. “Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.” – Dr. William Menninger

42. “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Donald A. Adams

43. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” –  Andre Gide

44. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” – Harvey Mackay

45. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

46. “In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.” – Nicholas Sparks

47. “Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.” – Aristotle

48. “I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.” – Cesar Millan

49. “Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

50. “People of integrity and honesty not only practice what they preach, they are what they preach.”- David A. Bednar

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

52. “Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.”- Oliver Cromwell

Reading the quotes made me realise how important it is to be honest in your life. If you want to be successful you have to be honest and do what is right. The world is not a good place to live in if you are dishonest and cannot do the right thing. We may not always be able to do what is right but we have to try at least. I hope you found these integrity quotes as useful as I did.

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