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27 Character Building Quotes On Integrity – Doing The Right Thing

Quotes are more than a simple collection of numbers and words. Great quotes have the power to be more than the sum of their parts and, if read well, can shape the soul and build a life worth living.

Try my selection of quotes about “doing the right thing” that I believe build integrity and strength of character and see if you agree with me.

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“The wind might cause a kite to rise, but what keeps it up there is the fact that somebody on the ground has a steady hand. You have to hold steady to your values – your integrity.

It’s your anchor. You let go of that. . . well, it isn’t long before your kite comes crashing down.”

 – Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen

”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

“Integrity, the choice between what’s convenient and what’s right.”

 – Tony Dungy

“Integrity is more than truth and honesty; integrity is an unshackled mind, a happy heart, and a light spirit.

Integrity is inner peace with a clear, clean conscience. Integrity is self-respect, honor, and credibility. Integrity is healthy and unfettering, and it is worth defending.”

 – Richelle E. Goodrich


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“Don’t compromise your integrity; whatever you gain won’t be worth as much as what you lose.”

 – Aaron Dennis

“Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.”

 – Maria Razumich-Zec

“If you can maintain that integrity in whatever you do, you can’t go wrong. That’s what I tell my kids, anyway.”

 – George Foreman

“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


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“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you, real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.”

 – Shannon L. Adler

“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”

 – George Eliot

“Integrity is the ingredient that will enable you to forge rapidly ahead on the highway that leads to success.

It advertises you as being an individual who will always come through. Whatever you say you will do, do it even if you have to move heaven and earth.”

 – Mary Kay

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and to incur my own abhorrence.”

 – Frederick Douglass

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“Stay true to your integrity, and if you’re doing something that you feel like doesn’t represent your integrity, speak up. You have to say that.

If you’re doing something that doesn’t make you feel good, you probably shouldn’t be doing it.”

 – Rumer Willis

“If you don’t have integrity, you have nothing. You can’t buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing.”

 – Henry Kravis

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

 – Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“It takes courage to create a meaningful life of integrity. It also requires good company. And practice.”

 – Shelly Francis


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“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

“Be impeccable with your words and speak with integrity. Say only what you mean and use the power of your words in the direction of truth and love.”

 – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.”

 – Oliver Cromwell

“People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.”

 – Dr. Laura Schlessinger


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“Integrity is built by defeating the temptation to be dishonest; humility grows when we refuse to be prideful, and endurance develops every time you reject the temptation to give up.”

 – Rick Warren

“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day.

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become.

Your integrity is your destiny … it is the light that guides your way.”

 – Heraclitus

In Summary

I hope you liked the quotes and agree with me when I say that these quotes are more than just a sum of their parts.

However, if you do not, then I think Nicholas Sparks said it best when he said, “In the end, you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.”

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Mark Aspland is a proud father of two boys and an amateur actor and green living enthusiast. He has been sharing hints, tips, and sustainable living content on his website Sustainability Dad since august 2019. 

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