C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Integrity is the evidence of all civil virtues.


Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless.


Follow your honest convictions, and be strong.


Though a hundred crooked paths may conduct to a temporary success, the one plain and straight path of public and private virtue can alone lead to a pure and lasting fame and the blessings of posterity.

Edward Everett.

Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.


Both wit and understanding are trifles without integrity. The ignorant peasant without fault is greater than the philosopher with many. What is genius or courage without a heart?


Give us a man, young or old, high or low, on whom we know we can thoroughly depend—who will stand firm when others fail—the friend faithful and true, the adviser honest and fearless, the adversary just and chivalrous; in such an one there is a fragment of the Rock of Ages—a sign that there has been a prophet amongst us.

Dean Stanley.

Aaron Burr was a more brilliant man than George Washington. If he had been loyal to truth, he would have been an abler man; but that which made George Washington the chief hero in our great republic was the sagacity, not of intellectual genius, but of the moral element in him.

A. E. Dunning.