Character, Integrity, Honor

If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. 
-Alan Simpson
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
-Thomas Paine 

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. 
-French Proverb

Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort. 
-Bert Murray

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
-Will Rogers

What you want to be eventually, that you must be every day; and by and by the quality of your deeds will get down into your soul.
-Frank Crane

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
-Jean Paul Richter

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
-Elbert Hubbard

Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
-Alphonse Karr

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
-Albert Einstein

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
-Author Unknown

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
-Chinese Proverb 

It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. 
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare. 

-William Arnot

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.

-Will Durant

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.  
-Bodie Thorne

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
-Arnold H. Glasow

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-Abraham Lincoln

The time is always right to do what is right. 
-Martin Luther King Jr.

You can stand tall without standing on someone.  You can be a victor without having victims.
-Harriet Woods

Real integrity  is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
-Oprah Winfrey

 Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
-George Eliot

A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well - or ill?
-John Steinbeck

Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
-George Bernard Shaw

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
-Leo Tolstoy

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
-Welsh Proverb

You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.
-Adlai Stevenson

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
-William Safire

If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.
-John Lubbock

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. 
-James D. Miles

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. 
-William Shakespeare

You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
-Rwandan Proverb

Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right.
-Mario Cuomo

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. 
-David Star Jordan 

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
-German Proverb 

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be.

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