You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Proven Integrity Character quotations
We are what we believe we are.
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide.
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are.
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.
Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him.
Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can't change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Stand for something. Don't quest for popularity at the expense of morality and ethics and honesty.
My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whining about for years.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.
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.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job.
That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.
.. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
There can be no good character in civil government if there is none in the people. You cannot make a good omelet with bad eggs.
When you do nothing you feel overwhelmed and powerless.
But when you get involved you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain.
Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.
Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions.
We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations.
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company
To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
True greatness means that, even if you forget what you've done for others, you never forget what others have done for you. It means always doing your utmost to repay debts of gratitude. Such people radiate integrity, depth of character, bigheartedness and charm.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.
The death of a single human being is too heavy a price for the vindication of any principle, however sacred.
Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.
The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.
Good character consists of knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing the good habits of the mind, habits of the heart, and habits of action.
Nothing teaches character better than generosity.
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.
Don't worry so much about your self-esteem.
Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.