Quote by Alan K. Simpson
If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
This quote conveys the fundamental importance of integrity in life. It suggests that possessing integrity is paramount, as it ultimately determines the significance of everything else. If a person possesses integrity, all other qualities or achievements become meaningful and worthwhile. Conversely, if integrity is absent, the value of other attributes or accomplishments becomes diminished. Essentially, integrity serves as the foundation upon which all other aspects of one's character and actions are built.
In my many years as a Representative in Congress it is my observation that the district that is best represented is the district that is wise enough to select a man of energy, intelligence, and integrity and reelects him year after year. A man of this type and character serves more efficiently and effectively the longer he is returned by his people.
One of the great undiscovered joys of life comes from doing everything one attempts to the best of one's ability. There is a special sense of satisfaction, a pride in surveying such a work, a work which is rounded, full, exact, complete in its parts, which the superficial person who leaves his or her work in a slovenly, slipshod, half-finished condition, can never know. It is this conscientious completeness which turns any work into art. The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement.