We all admire and respect righteous people. After all, they are the true role models and the ones that inspire us every day. But how many of us actually possess true integrity?

Although we try, it’s really hard to define integrity in a short phrase as it consists of so many actions that form a value.


Integrity is having a strong set of ethical principles, being able to tell the truth no matter the consequences, admitting to a wrong even if you could get away without doing it.

Integrity is about doing the right thing; it is being incorruptible, honest, and above all, doing all these things when no one is around to see it.

We want everyone around us to act with integrity; it is a fundamental value that employers look for when they are hiring. It seems like such a common trait, but if it is so common, why is it so hard to find? Maybe because doing all those things listed above, all the time, is really not that easy.

Enjoy our collection of integrity quotes — take some time to reflect on your actions, choose to always do the right thing, and remember that change starts with you.



The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

Bob Marley

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.

— Michelle Obama

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People of integrity and honesty not only practice what they preach, they are what they preach.

— David A. Bednar

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.


One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.

— Chinua Achebe

Honor your commitments with integrity.

— Les Brown

The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.

— Scott Hamilton

When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity – regardless of what others may do – you are destined for greatness.

Napoleon Hill


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

C. S. Lewis

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

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

— Samuel Johnson

It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.

Zig Ziglar

Integrity is making sure that the things you say and the things you do are in alignment.

— Katrina Mayer

You can’t, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.

— Joseph Conrad

In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.

— Warren Buffett

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

— Oliver Cromwell

You gotta do it with class and integrity. If not, you’re gonna drag yourself through the mud.

— Solomon Burke

Image is what people think we are. Integrity is what we really are.

— John C. Maxwell

The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.

– Junius

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

— W. Clement Stone