Posts Tagged ‘honor’

Virtue Vs. Comfort

August 23, 2010

Commit to a life of integrity, and you are not deterred from doing what is right even if the outcome may be personally detrimental.

‘Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.
Thomas Fuller





Integrity begets bravery. When Lewis Morris was warned that the British Army was within cannon shot of his estate and that signing the Declaration of Independence would almost certainly lead to his financial ruin, he (more…)

Be Someone, Not Something

August 20, 2010

When you live with integrity, peer pressure does not constrain you. You live your life, as psychologist Abraham Maslow taught, “independent of the good opinion of others.”

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

You recognize that going (more…)

Let Your Mind Dwell on These Things

August 15, 2010

Live a life of integrity and you not only conduct yourself with honor, you honor the divine essence that connects us all by your compassionate, respectful conduct toward others.



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

Unless they give you a reason not to, you treat every person who crosses your path as if their level of integrity matches your own.

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Just as every person unconsciously yields to the gravitational (more…)

Al Autrey: Friend, Patriot, Hero

December 17, 2009

I salute you, Al

I just returned from a wonderful dinner with Al Autrey, one of the best friends I’ve ever had. Al was a year ahead of me in high school and we’ve been close ever since.

Al is a doctor who specializes in emergency room medicine. Seven years ago, after a year of soul-searching following 9-11, Al enlisted in the military to help develop medically-related protocols and strategies to keep our country safe. He routinely puts in 14 to 15 hours a day and may yet be deployed to Iraq.

He didn’t have to do any of this. He could have had a nice, predictable, comfortable life making a whole lot more (more…)