Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work About Integrity

Honesty, integrity, and truthfulness are integral to workplace ethics and values

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 Looking for an inspirational quote about integrity? It's high on the list of what employers and coworkers want to see in any new employee. It's also integral to productivity and a .

You can use these quotes in your newsletter, business presentation, website, and other promotional material. These quotes about honesty and  help inspire  and  on the part of employees. These quotes will go far to foster integrity as a needed in the workplace, whether the business is a behemoth or pint-sized start-up.

Quotations About Honesty, Integrity, and Truthfulness

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

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

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Douglas Adams

"I am sure that in estimating every man's value either in private or public life, a pure integrity is the quality we take first into calculation, and that learning and talents are only the second." –Thomas Jefferson

”Integrity has no need of rules.” – Albert Camus

”Honesty is the cornerstone of all success. Without honesty, confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.” – Mary Kay Ash

"If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself." – Frank Perdue

”The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The strongest thing that any human being has going for itself is its own integrity and it's own heart. As soon as you start veering away from that, the solidity that you need to stand up for what you believe in, just isn't going to be there." – Herbie Hancock

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." – Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Six essential qualities that are the key to success include sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, and charity." – Dr. William Menninger

"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

”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

"I don't think of myself as a role model for others, but I like to live my life by my own integrity. So, in that sense, I might be a positive influence. I do believe you should get over your insecurities and just try to be the best you can." – Lily Cole

”The highest compact we can make with our fellow is, 'Let there be truth between us two forevermore.'" – Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

” In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard." – Nicholas Sparks

”The glue that holds all relationships together, including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” – Brian Tracy

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters." – Albert Einstein

"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." – General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

”Our lives improve only when we take chances—and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” – Walter Anderson

”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

"Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, and treating people with respect." – Stephen Covey

”Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness—not pain or mindless self-indulgenc— is the proof of your moral integrity, because it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.” – Ayn Rand

"On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock." – Thomas Jefferson

"Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel."  – Warsan Shire

"Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others. Live with integrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings." – Steven Seagal

"Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep." – Denis Waitley