100 Integrity Quotes That Will Make You Strong

Here are 100 of the best integrity quotes and images I could find. Hope you’ll find inspiration, strength and wisdom to keep doing what’s right. Enjoy!

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One person of integrity can make a difference. Elie Wiesel Click to tweet

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Integrity is when what you think and what you say and what you do are one. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

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You learn a lot about someone by what they choose to do when no one is watching. Shane Parrish Click to tweet

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Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet

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The most precious reputation is the one you have with yourself. Johnny Uzan Click to tweet


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Living a life of integrity pays off, but it takes a very long time. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

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We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose. Desmond Tutu Click to tweet

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Don’t sacrifice your authenticity to please the world. Luke Beller Click to tweet

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Calamity and prosperity are the touchstones of integrity. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet

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You should not lead one life in private and another in public. Publius Syrus Click to tweet

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Integrity might take a long time to pay off economically but it pays off instantly through inner peace. Sven Schnieders Click to tweet

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If you are greedy for the short-term, you will be unethical. If you are greedy for the long-term, you will be ethical. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

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The art of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters. Gloria Steinem Click to tweet

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Authenticity is the gap between your thoughts and your actions. The smaller the gap, the more genuine the lifestyle. James Clear Click to tweet

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The most important quality in a leader is integrity: doing the right thing even when it’s hard. Adam Grant Click to tweet

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Saying “yes” or “maybe” when we mean no, cheapens our word, diminishes our sense of self-respect, and compromises our integrity. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

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The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr Click to tweet

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Integrity is discovering what’s inside and acting on it. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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The Best Integrity Quotes

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There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity. Tom Peters Click to tweet

Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

Remember that reputation and integrity are your most valuable assets – and can be lost in a heartbeat. Charlie Munger

Low integrity moves are much more visible than high integrity moves. James Pierce

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I think somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision. Eleanor Roosevelt Click to tweet

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10:9

I would pick the authentic asshole over the inauthentic crowd-pleaser any day. A person who is too scared to be authentic = a coward. Preethi Kasireddy

If you stay authentic, you don’t have to worry or think about your “reputation”. It’ll build itself. Preethi Kasireddy


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Play by the rules, but be ferocious. Phil Knight (Nike) Click to tweet

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Integrity compounds infinitely, capability always decays. Chamath Palihapitiya

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. Marcus Aurelius

Authenticity is when you say and do the things you actually believe. Simon Sinek

To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections. Simon Sinek

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Integrity: when you care more for the hard truth than the easy lie. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

You can learn a little about people’s principles by listening to their words and a lot by watching their actions. But you don’t truly know what they stand for until you see their sacrifices. The ultimate test of integrity is what we’re willing to risk to uphold our core values. Adam Grant

Tomorrow is made easier by integrity not expediency. Shane Parrish

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Being yourself means choosing integrity over conformity. Sven SchniedersClick to tweet

The more you live with integrity the higher your self-esteem. Dan Go

Instead of trying to guess and predict what other people want, commit to showing up as yourself. Thema Bryant-Davis

You’re looking for three things, generally, in a person – Intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two. Warren Buffett

Don’t trade integrity for money. Shane Parrish

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Never trade integrity for attention. Mel Robbins Click to tweet

If you are ever tempted to look for outside approval, realize that you have compromised your integrity. If you need a witness, be your own. Epictetus

You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. Paulo Coelho

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What Is Integrity?

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Integrity is what someone does, despite what they say they do. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. Spencer Johnson

Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea. Ayn Rand

Integrity is holding ourselves to the same high standards that we have for others. Adam Grant

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

See also: What Is Integrity (thebalancecareers.com)

Inspiring Integrity Quotes

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The soul that is within me no man can degrade. Frederick Douglass Click to tweet

The virtuous worry about their integrity, lesser humans (say, academics) about their reputation. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. Barbara De Angelis

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe. Barbara De Angelis

We want to make sure that what we are doing is genuine, absolutely genuine – not presenting further problems or creating further pain. Whatever we do has to be genuine, true, and straightforward. Chögyam Trungpa

For his own sake or for the sake of others, he does no evil; nor does he wish for sons and daughters or for wealth or for a kingdom by doing evil; nor does he wish for success by unfair means; such a one is indeed virtuous, wise and just. The Dhammapada

The only thing more important than being good is being real. Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out. Alan Cohen

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Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell Click to tweet

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. John Dewey

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt

I have always been a fighter. I have never said anything nor written anything that I have failed to back up afterwards. I have never said anything nor written anything nor published anything, and then denied the saying or the writing or the publishing of it afterwards. At the end of it all, I shall go into the darkness, standing by my opinions, and fighting for my opinions. Jack London

Integrity is honesty carried through the fibres of the being and the whole mind, into thought as well as action so that the person is complete in honesty. That kind of integrity I put above all else as an essential to leadership. Pearl S. Buck

Trust has two dimensions: competence and integrity. We will forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome. Simon Sinek

You can’t teach drive. You can’t teach competitiveness. You can’t teach integrity. You can’t teach resourcefulness. Hire traits you can’t teach. Shane Parrish

You choose who you are. You own your attitude. You own your integrity. You own your response. You own your character. You own your capacity to love. You own your willingness to help others. You own how you talk to others and yourself. You own your happiness. Shane Parrish

Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things but I would say character is really integrity. Dwight D. Eisenhower

The person of superior integrity does not insist upon his integrity. For this reason, he has integrity. The person of inferior integrity never loses sight of his integrity; For this reason, he lacks integrity. Lao Tzu

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If you act always with authenticity, you never have to worry about maintaining your brand. James Pierce Click to tweet

People of integrity expect to be believed. They also know time will prove them right and are willing to wait. Ann Landers

You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside. Alan Cohen

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. Janis Joplin

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See also: How to Preserve Your Integrity – Consistently Making the Right Choices (mindtools.com)

Profound Integrity Quotes

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People can technically get away with immorality but will never escape the consequences psychologically. Carlos Del Valle Click to tweet

Integrity is when you no longer need to please others. Maxime Lagacé

Integrity is a closeness of fit of what you would say to someone’s face and what you would say about them when they leave the room. Sam Harris

Ask yourself: If other people knew I was doing this, would I be embarrassed or ashamed? If so, it’s probably not a good thing to be doing. Ryan Holiday

Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know. Naval Ravikant

It is not because men’s desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak. John Stuart Mill (On Liberty)

Integrity is a powerful force, keeping you alive to others long after you’ve left their presence. Mollie Marti

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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. Scott Alexander Click to tweet

High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life. John Templeton

Remember that reputation and integrity are your most valuable assets – and can be lost in a heartbeat. Charlie Munger

It’s easier to hold your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold them 98 percent of the time. Clayton Christensen

One should not think lightly of doing evil, imagining “A little will not affect me”; just as a water-jar is filled up by falling drops of rain, so also, the fool is filled up with evil, by accumulating it little by little. The Dhammapada

Him I call a Brahmana, who, in this world takes nothing that is not given him, be it long or short, big or small, good or bad. The Dhammapada

The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which makes you lonely. Lorraine Hansberry

Act like there are cameras on you 24/7. Speak well of others, cut the lies, behave truthfully and be a good person. The more you practice it, the better your life will be. Gal Shapira

One should strive and employ oneself to uplift oneself. One should never dishonor oneself. The self is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy. Bhagavad Gita

If you think less of yourself after doing it… don’t do it again. @TheStoicEmperor

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert Schuller

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There are more copies than originals among people. Pablo Picasso Click to tweet

Intentions don’t matter. Actions do. That’s why being ethical is hard. Naval Ravikant

Regardless of what you think or feel or wish to be true, true values are reflected in your choices and actions. Mark Manson

In terms of picking people to work with, pick ones that have high intelligence, high energy, and high integrity. Naval Ravikant

The more someone is saying that they’re moral, ethical, and high integrity, the less likely they are to be that way. Naval Ravikant

Wisdom is knowing what to do where moral rules don’t apply. Thibaut

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“Fitting in” requires you to lower yourself to the level of the masses. James Pierce Click to tweet

Passion without integrity leads to jail. Stanley Druckenmiller

The degree to which people are willing to non-conform to do the right thing is a big predictor of both success and happiness. Shane Parrish

You never lose anyone important from your life by saying no. When you say no, you drop the freeloaders, attention seekers, abusers, users, etc. The very people not worth having in you life in the first place. Shane Parrish

We have two tasks, to do what you enjoy (happiness through excellence) and to be a good person (integrity via empathy and honesty). Ryan Holiday

Hypocrisy is when your actions fail to live up to your words. Integrity is when your actions guide your choice of words. Adam Grant

See also: How We Lie to Ourselves (6 minute YouTube video by The School of Life)

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Things you control: Your effort. Your beliefs. Your identity. Your actions. Your attitude. Your integrity. Your thoughts. The food you eat. How kind you are. The media you read. How reflective you are. How thoughtful you are. The people you listen to. The type of friend you are. Shane Parrish Click to tweet

Call to action: Read 7 Relatable Examples of Integrity in the Workplace (careeraddict.com)

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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4 comments

  1. Thank you for the emotionally fulfilling quotes.
    Live a life that is a monument to the soul.
    – Ayn Rand
    I thought I would share another of Ayn Rand’s quotes.
    Take care.

    1. Thank you Marlene for your message and the Any Rand quote!
      Glad you liked the article. 🙂

  2. These quotes are so powerful and empowering. Its easy to conform to the masses but the reward of being true to self and standing your ground is so great and strengthens the inner person. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for your message Alice!
      Perhaps listening to what’s inside is scarier, but in the end it makes our lives more meaningful and satisfying too.
      Maxime

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