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"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." ~ Samuel Johnson

Albert Camus

Above all else a leader must possess integrity. Subordinates and peers alike count on a leader to do what he/she says he/she will do. If there is doubt about the integrity of the leader, the team will be paralyzed and effectiveness minimal. ~ Mitchell L. Rowland

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, Atlas Shrugged

Integrity needs no rules. ~ Albert Camus

Let unswerving integrity be your watchword. ~ Benedict De Spinoza

Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't. ~ Peter Scotese, In Pursuit of Leadership

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our own mind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-night useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows. ~ Jean Baptiste Molière

There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the make the first move -- and he, in turn, waits for you. ~ Marian Anderson

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move--and he, in turn, waits for you. ~ Aristotle

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Integrity is not something that grownups have and adolescents can aspire to. Integrity is something that all of us, at all ages, are constantly striving for. ~ Harold S. Kushner

A business is seldom if ever built up except on lines of strictest integrity. ~ Andrew Carnegie

One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present. ~ Stephen R. Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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

A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. ~ Jacqueline Bisset

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

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