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Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it. George Eliot, author
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When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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Give generously, love warmly, act with integrity, and the world will be your friend Susan McCann, singer
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If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J.K. Rowling, novelist
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The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
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A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. Jacqueline Bisset, actress
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Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. Proverbs,
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If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Malcolm X, activist
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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Johnson, author
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Integrity is not something that you should have to think about...nor consider doing...but something in the heart that is already done. Doug Firebaugh,
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It is far better to be trusted and respected that it is to be liked. Source Unknown,
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Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity. Erich Fromm, psychologist
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A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times. Source Unknown,
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Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author
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No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public. George McGovern, politician
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Integrity has no need of rules. Albert Camus, philosopher
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Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do. Don Galer,
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A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. Charles Hughes,
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The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions. Junius,
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Honor your commitments with integrity. Les Brown, motivational speaker
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I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen. Martin Luther, monk
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It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man. Publilius Syrus, writer
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Achievement is not the most important thing -- Authenticity is Source Unknown,
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Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes. Tom Cochrane, musician
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In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are. Gamaliel Bradford,
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Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect. Thomas S. Monson, clergyman
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Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements. Werner Erhard, celebrity
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Integrity is praised and then left out in the cold. Juvenal, poet
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Do the next thing. John Wanamaker, businessman
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It's easy to maintain your integrity when no one is offering to buy it out. Marc Maron, entertainer
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The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity. Brian Tracy, author
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Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. Erik H. Erikson, psychologist
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Integrity is the essence of everything successful. Richard Buckminster Fuller,
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Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
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A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. Baltasar Gracian, philosopher
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Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss. Nathaniel Branden, psychologist
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In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will. Napoleon Hill, writer
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It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything. Plutarch, philosopher
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A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men? Dorothy Thompson, journalist
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The slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none. Source Unknown,
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Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity. Jane Rule, author
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Integrity reveals beauty. Thomas Leonard, businessman
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A man should be upright, not be kept upright. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility. Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat
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Man is a make-believe animal -- he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part. William Hazlitt, critic
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The quiet and solitary man apprehends the inscrutable. He seeks nothing, holds to the mean, and remains free from entanglements. I Ching,
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A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. Ayn Rand, writer
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If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. Alan K. Simpson, politician
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You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty. Joseph Conrad, novelist
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Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others. Live with integrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings. Steven Seagal, actor
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Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. Spencer Johnson,
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Be right, and then be easy to live with, if possible, but in that order. Ezra Taft Benson, leader
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If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself. Frank Perdue, businessman
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Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't. Peter Scotese,
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The Lord doesn't ask about your ability, only your availability; and, if you prove your dependability, the Lord will increase your capability. Source Unknown,
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Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted. William Cobbett, politician
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Selling drug secrets violates a trust that is fundamental to the integrity of both scientific research and our financial markets. Charles Grassley, politician
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If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference. Richard Buckminster Fuller,
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The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Be good. And if you can't be good, be careful. And if you can't be careful, name it after me. Source Unknown,
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Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections. Sonny Perdue, politician
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Integrity has been enhanced. Paul Goldberger, critic
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Every man has the right to life, to bodily integrity. Pope John XXIII, clergyman
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If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless. Moliere, playwright
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You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside. Alan Cohen, businessman
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Beneath the hush a whisper from long ago, promising peace of mind and a burden shared. No peace which is not peace for all, no rest until all has been fulfilled. Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat
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Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
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It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity. Francis Bacon, philosopher
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There is nothing more likely to drive a man mad, than the being unable to get rid of the idea of the distinction between right and wrong, and an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable. William Hazlitt, critic
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He who is upright in his way of life and free from sin. Horace, poet
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There is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and of action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is when the garment of make-believe by which pious hands have hidden its uglier features is stripped off. Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist
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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. John D. MacDonald, novelist
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Integrity: A name is the blueprint of the thing we call character. You ask, What's in a name? I answer, Just about everything you do. Morris Mandel,
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I will never again go to people under false pretenses even if it is to give them the Holy Bible. I will never again sell anything, even if I have to starve. I am going home now and I will sit down and really write about people. Henry Miller, author
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He that does not as other men do, but endeavoureth that which ought to be done, shall thereby rather incur peril than preservation; for who so laboreth to be sincerely perfect and good shall necessarily perish, living among men that are generally evil. Sir Walter Raleigh,
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Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage. Charles Simmons, politician
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I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization. Captain J. G. Stedman,
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You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. Adlai E. Stevenson, politician
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Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality. Gracie Allen, comedian
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All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans. Billy Bragg, musician
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Challenging the integrity of the non-proliferation regime is a matter which can affect international peace and security. Mohamed ElBaradei, scientist
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It's very disappointing... Anything that harms the integrity of the game is terrible. We always thought we were immune to drugs in baseball, but we know that's not true anymore. Harmon Killebrew, athlete
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My father is a man of impeccable character who has worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years. His integrity is beyond reproach. Kojo Annan, celebrity
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For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity. Arthur Peacocke, theologian
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I know that I and my office acted with the highest integrity as an independent inspector general should act. Gerald Walpin, public servant
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I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators. Andrew Cuomo, politician
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We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don't have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character. Luke Scott, athlete
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My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters. Michelle Obama, first lady
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It's interesting going between small parts and then bigger roles where you carry the film. If the writing is good, and if the people involved have integrity, then you'll do it, even if it's only five minutes on screen. Brendan Gleeson, actor
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As a whole, investors should welcome attempts to safeguard the integrity of markets. You need very clear rules applied to markets. Mohamed El-Erian, businessman
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I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society - and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. Jamey Rodemeyer's life changed mine. Zachary Quinto, actor
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It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. Zachary Quinto, actor
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Through the inspiration of Vaclav's words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe. Michael D. Higgins, politician
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It's an honor to support such a worthy program.TURF aims to protect the integrity of tailgating and to keep game day family-friendly. Boomer Esiason, athlete
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If there's anything that's important to a reporter, it is integrity. It is credibility. Mike Wallace, journalist
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The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
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The integrity of the game is everything. Peter Ueberroth, businessman
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Tension is the great integrity. R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor
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I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him. Shirley Maclaine, actress
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No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. Ovid, poet
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The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks. Douglas Adams, writer
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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. Ayn Rand, writer
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Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward. Laura Schlessinger, writer
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Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. Jacqueline Bisset, actress
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My father was very strong. I don't agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don't agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn't do it either. Madonna Ciccone, musician
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Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up. Donald Rumsfeld, politician
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Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self. Erich Fromm, psychologist
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I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes. Leo Durocher, athlete
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Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. Francis Bacon, philosopher
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A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. Aldo Leopold, environmentalist
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I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity. Sydney Biddle Barrows, celebrity
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A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process. Hillary Clinton, politician
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It is time that we provide clarity for our seniors, informing them of the services available that will lower the costs of their prescription drugs and strengthen the overall integrity of the Medicare entitlement. Olympia Snowe, politician
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To restore and keep the public's confidence in the integrity of their government, state government and its officials must be open, honest and transparent. John Lynch, politician
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It is critical that Democratic candidates, whether they are in New Jersey, or Virginia, or anywhere, emphasize the fact that we can be trusted, and can bring fiscal integrity to our state, local, and national government. Mark Warner, politician
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Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins. Edward Kennedy, politician
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I am most proud of my integrity and least proud of my cynicism. Chloe Sevigny, actress
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It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments. Aung San Suu Kyi, activist
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The people I've been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity. Amy Grant, musician
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We Bosniaks would for sure fight for integrity of Bosnia. Alija Izetbegovic, activist
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I know what I did and how I accomplished it. I am proud of it and know that it was done with integrity. Brady Anderson, athlete
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Americans are rightly concerned about the security and the integrity of the nation's borders because the system is broken. Some are concerned about the possibility of terrorists crossing our borders and coming into our cities. Chris Cannon, politician
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Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Miguel Angel Ruiz, author
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I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence. Thomas Erskine, theologian
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Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity. Mike Leigh, director
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Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success. Vanessa Redgrave, actress
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And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice. Joseph Story, judge
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Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory. J.K. Rowling, novelist
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He is one of those who has had the wilderness for a pillow, and called a star his brother. Alone. But loneliness can be a communion. Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat
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They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. Harper Lee, novelist
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My mother said I broke her heart...but it was my integrity that was important. Is that so selfish? It sells for so little, but it's all we have left in this place. It is the very last inch of us...but within that inch we are free. Alan Moore, writer
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But there are times in this harum-scarum world when figuring out the right thing to do is quite simple, but doing the right thing is simply impossible.... Lemony Snicket,
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My politics are of a practical kind - the integrity of the country, the supremacy of the Federal government, an honorable peace, or none at all. Winfield Scott Hancock, soldier
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Actors say they do their own stunts for the integrity of the film but I did them because they looked like a lot of fun. Steve Coogan, comedian
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The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith. Andy Williams, musician
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I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity. Arthur Cohn, producer
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I've learned to try to sustain myself by holding on to the integrity of who I am. I'm not talking big diva. I'm quiet. I'm shy. And I became stronger when I stopped trying to be the person they wanted me to be. Crystal Waters, musician
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It's hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security. Bill Delahunt, politician
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I want to say here and now, that I demand unshakable integrity of every State employee. Charles Edison, businessman
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