Integrity: (honesty...virtue...moral... )

By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever. --- Lao-Tze 604BC

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness. --- Confucius 551BC

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. --- Arthur Schlesinger

Moral courage and character go hand in hand .... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle. --- Martha Boaz

My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. --- Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809

Never allow the integrity of your own way of seeing things and saying things to be swamped by the influence of a master, however great. --- George P. Lathrop

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love. --- Bertrand Russell 1872

The government in which I believe is that which is based on mere moral sanction ... the real law lives in the kindness of our hearts. If our hearts are empty, no law or political reform can fill them. --- Leo Tolstoy 1828

The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings. --- Blaise Pascal 1623

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. --- Confucius 551BC

This above all - to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night follows day, thou canst not then be false to any man. --- William Shakespeare 1564

Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors. --- Confucius 551BC

Virtue is to love men. --- Confucius 551BC

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happineness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. --- Dalai Lama 14th

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

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