Integrity! What does that mean?? A word that we don't seem to hear as often as we once did. What is the difference from honesty and integrity? Integrity is more than just telling the truth and being honest. It is, by definition, adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character. And why would should we seek to be individuals of integrity? I want this to be brief yet powerful so I will just share a few simple quotes on integrity;
"In great matters man show themselves as they wish to be seen, in small matters, as they are." -Bradford Gamalie
"A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity."
"Confidence in others honesty is no light testimony of ones' own integrity." -Michael de Mantaique
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." -Samuel Jahnson
"So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge." -Ciero
"It takes less time to do something right then to explain why you did ti wrong." -Henry Longfellow
"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."
"Integrity is much easier to maintain than to recover."
"There is no pillow softer than a clean conscience."
"Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough." -Aurthur Freed
"The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he know he would never be found out." - Thomas MaCrealey
"The right to do something does not mean it is right." -William Sefire
"Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater." -Chinese Prov.
"You can easily judge the character of a man by the way he treats those who can do nothing for him." -James Miles
I hope that each of us will do a little more to be a little better in this area. Let us adhere to those eternal laws given us by our Heavenly Father. Regardless of the consequence, always maintain your integrity. Once gone it is so hard to rebuild. Stay far away from any situation that might tempt you to compromise your integrity
Ponder for yourself; How can I increase my own personal integrity? Is there something in my life I need to change to have more integrity?
Find a reason to smile each and every day.!