If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.

Harvey Mackay

Integrity is the number-one quality of a great leader because of the trust and loyalty it generates from those being led.

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Psalm 119:1

“You’re only truly happy when you walk in total integrity…”

July 3, 2021

Integrity largely has to do with purifying our intentions and being honest about our motives. It is hard work.”   —Richard Rohr

June 27, 2021

My father-in-law, Fred Archer. All who knew him loved and respected Fred for his integrity and more.

The author’s father-in-law, Fred Archer; all who knew him admired Fred for his integrity and more.

July 3, 2021

Author’s note: The following by Henri Nouwen does not even include the word “Integrity.” But it includes many other virtues, which when added up, makes me think of Integrity.”

There is much emphasis on notoriety and fame in our society. Our newspapers and television keep giving us the message: What counts is to be known, praised, and admired, whether you are a writer, an actor, a musician, or a politician.

Still, real greatness is often hidden, humble, simple, and unobtrusive. It is not easy to trust ourselves and our actions without public affirmation. We must have strong self-confidence combined with deep humility. Some of the greatest works of art and the most important works of peace were created by people who had no need for the limelight. They knew that what they were doing was their call, and they did it with great patience, perseverance, and love.