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Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
-- Thomas Adams


Thursday, April 22, 2004

Living integrity

Practice integrity with those things that don’t really matter. And your integrity will shine brightly in the things that matter most.

Integrity, by very definition, cannot be turned on and off. True integrity is indivisible.

To be able to act with integrity in any area of life, you must live with integrity at all times, in all situations. Otherwise, you are merely attempting to imitate integrity, and that is an exercise in futility.

Practice integrity even when you’re sure that no one else will ever know. That will build in you a true, living integrity that does not need to be announced. Be quick to forgive and slow to offend. For integrity has no use at all for holding grudges.

Live each moment with integrity, and make it who you always are. For a real, living integrity can take you places you otherwise could never go.

— Ralph Marston

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