Posts Tagged ‘virtue’

A Cherished Companion in the Winter of Your Life

September 28, 2010

Commit to a life of integrity, and you will consider yourself successful, regardless of whether you achieve career and financial goals, as long as you stay true to yourself and your ideals.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein



You recognize that success is determined by the quality of your relationships—with friends and family, with colleagues, with yourself, with God, with the world at large, and, through your words and deeds, even with (more…)

The Only Thing Whose Value Increases With Its Price

September 27, 2010



True integrity is as tough as steel and as fragile as a snowflake. Tough because it is immalleable and unyielding, and fragile because one careless act can melt it away.


The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
Japanese proverb

Preserving your integrity may come at a steep cost, but steeper (more…)

Success of a Truer Kind

September 21, 2010





True integrity does not so much as flinch at attempts to sway it, even if all the riches of the world were to be laid at its feet.

The test of character is the amount of strain it can bear.
Charles Houston








Hold on to your integrity and you will hold on to your peace of mind, even if all else appears to be lost.

It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better (more…)

Flow With the Least Sound

September 20, 2010



When you dedicate yourself to living for God, you vigorously guard the integrity of your virtue and the virtue of your integrity. Relaxing your ethics, even for trivial matters, is unthinkable.


Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself—and be lenient to everybody else.
Henry Ward Beecher

You do not flaunt your integrity. By definition, integrity is (more…)

Truth Is Not Afraid of Questions

September 15, 2010

A person of integrity honors other people’s perspectives and interpretations, never making the mistake of taking an opposing view personally.

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson





When someone challenges your statements or positions, you welcome the opportunity to clarify any misperceptions.

Truth is not afraid of questions.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Even if every choice you make is virtuous, your (more…)

Good Feels Good

August 8, 2010

Confidence in your rectitude is only wishful thinking until you have tempered your integrity in the fires of experience. Only when you are able to slay the dragons of your cravings and self-importance with the sword of divinely harmonious thoughts and actions can you reach the summit of true integrity.

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton

The values and principles you were taught are only (more…)

Self-Respect is the Fruit of Discipline

August 7, 2010







To live with integrity, the ethics of your inner life and the ethics of your public behavior must be one and the same.

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











Though no one would be the wiser, you banish (more…)

Oceanic Minds and Mountains of Truth

February 3, 2010


Like wisdom, integrity matures as you do. You can possess only as much as the level of your consciousness allows.

In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle.
Hindu scriptures


Every day brings limitless opportunities to shore up and strengthen your integrity. Every right choice makes you likelier to continue making right choices.

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

As you learn and grow, your capacity to (more…)