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integrity
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The Fountainhead
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as in: a person of high integrity Define
having strong moral principles -- especially honesty
  • he took it as an insult to his journalistic integrity

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  • They agreed to have her judge the contest because everyone admires her integrity.
  • Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
    Samuel Johnson

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  • Its integrity is to follow its own truth, its one single theme, and to serve its own single purpose.
  • "A house can have integrity, just like a person," said Roark, "and just as seldom."

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  • Of course, he’s a phony—it takes your sensitive honesty to evaluate the integrity of a man….
  • You know, I really thought you had integrity and judgment—if ever given a chance to exercise them.
  • Do you think integrity is the monopoly of the artist?
  • And what, incidentally, do you think integrity is?
  • Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
  • He had kept it, because it was the most beautiful tribute to integrity he had ever read.
  • His victims had a single attribute in common: their immaculate integrity.
  • He felt only a furious contempt for himself, for Pat Mulligan, for all integrity; he felt shame when he thought of those whose victims he and Mulligan had been willing to become.

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  • He explained why an honest building, like an honest man, had to be of one piece and one faith; what constituted the life source, the idea in any existing thing or creature, and why—if one smallest part committed treason to that idea—the thing of the creature was dead; and why the good, the high and the noble on earth was only that which kept its integrity.
  • Well, you see, I’ve never had any integrity.
  • That I’ve never practiced any sort of integrity is not so important.
  • You’re a man of integrity.
  • Can a man sacrifice his integrity?
  • After a lifetime devoted to blasting the integrity of the press, it is only fit that Gail Wynand should now support a cruder fellow dynamiter.
  • Kill his aspiration and his integrity.
  • Kill integrity by internal corruption.
  • Direct it toward a goal destructive of all integrity.
  • To preserve one’s integrity is a hard battle.
  • The love of a man for the integrity of his work and his right to preserve it are now considered a vague intangible and an unessential.
  • I wished to come here and say that the integrity of a man’s creative work is of greater importance than any charitable endeavor.
  • Your integrity?
  • Integrity.
  • I know a woman who’s never held to one conviction for three days running, but when I told her she had no integrity, she got very tight-lipped and said her idea of integrity wasn’t mine; it seems she’d never stolen any money.
  • I know a woman who’s never held to one conviction for three days running, but when I told her she had no integrity, she got very tight-lipped and said her idea of integrity wasn’t mine; it seems she’d never stolen any money.
  • It shows…it shows no sense of structure, no instinct for beauty, no creative imagination, no…" he closed his eyes, "…artistic integrity…"

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as in: a person of high integrity Define
having strong moral principles -- especially honesty
as in: system integrity Define
an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
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