37 Quotes About Morals and Integrity


Many segments of people have a different set of morals and integrity. If you look at politics and political affiliation to religious affiliation, these values may be different. These quotes about morals and integrity capture the essence of these core characteristics and the need for some standards to exist in society.

“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.”

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”

“Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.”

“Do the right thing because it is right.”

“Don’t worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.”

“Have the courage to face the truth.”

“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.”

“He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.”

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”

“In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.”

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.”

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”

“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.”

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

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”

“It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.”

“Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it.”

“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.”

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

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.”

“Power is actualized only when word and deed have not parted company.”

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

“The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.”

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

“We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.”

“You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity.”

“You have the right to remain silent, but you can never, repeat, never lie or shade the truth.”

Your conscience is something that aligns your morals and principles to a high level and standard.