Our character…is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
— George Santayana (1863 – 1952), “The German Mind: A Philosophical Diagnosis”
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
— Meister Eckhart
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
— Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ), in Good Housekeeping
Integrity combined with faithfulness is a powerful force and worthy of great respect.
— Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 27, 2003
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
— Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity.
— Sydney Biddle Barrows, in Marian Christy, “Mayflower Madam’ Tells All,’ Boston Globe, 1986
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
— Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – )