Commonly, integrity refers to someone’s honesty—to the fact that his or her word can be trusted.
Integrity can also signify that a person’s values and life style form an integrated, harmonious whole.
No inconsistencies / conflicts among beliefs, work, diet, politics, relationships, use of money / free time, goals selected and pursued, any part of life.
For most of us, this is a tall order, requiring persistent self-examination, self-correction.
Regarding the above…
“Patience obtains all things..”—Ancient Egyptian wisdom
“There is no defeat so long as there is effort.”—Eastern wisdom, specific source forgotten.
“Excellence is not a gift given, but a skill perfected. The key is self-discipline.”—Motivational poster seen in a variety store.
“Do you have yourself in your own power? Than truly you are more powerful than the one who conquers a city.”—Source unknown
A common definition of courage—aggressive self-assertion.
An uncommon definition of courage—absolute self-control.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”—Mahatma Gandhi