A person of integrity is aware of, and sensitive to, the needs of others. They strive to identify the right action in all situations and everyday behaviour. Possible actions are weighed and prioritized in view of ends that serve society not just individuals.

Personal integrity is a goal in progress, and a life-long commitment.

If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, and kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows. - Molière

Portrait of Moliere

 

Portrait of Molière by Charles-Antoine Coypel

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