Ida Tarbell Quotes

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We are raising our standard of living at the expense of our standard of character.

A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it.

Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) was an American writer and investigative journalist.  She was one of the leading muckrakers during the progressive era during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Paying Actions Forward (Haiku Series #208)

Character Counts

Guiding principle

Building lasting foundation—

Honesty always

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Gift for Tomorrow

Righteous citizens

Preserving lasting good name—

Sharing goodwill

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Setting the Table

Each generation

Integrity’s highest road

Inheriting trust

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote

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The commandment of absolute truthfulness is really only another name for the fullness of discipleship.

From Proverbs 10:9:  “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.”

Bobby Bowden Quote

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Integrity makes my job easier.  It’s deception and dishonesty that requires so much diligent effort.

I’ve never felt like you could develop character without adversity.

American football coach Bobby Bowden (1929-2021) coached the Florida State Seminoles from 1976 to 2009.  He is considered to be one of college football’s greatest coaches.  Being a Christian, Bowden credited his success in coaching to his faith.

Faux Prosperity

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Some people’s thinking

Prosperity’s wealth

Filled with gold’s treasures

Money brings good health

 

Overflowing grift

Falsehoods flooding minds

Filled with finances

Greed poisons and blinds

 

Almighty dollars

Ignoring true cost

Riches tumble down

Future fills with frost

 

Character flounders

Integrity fades

Growing evil breathes

Lifetime’s failing grade

 

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Ida Tarbell Quotes

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Imagination is the only key to the future.  Without it none exists–with it all things are possible.

We were raising our standard of living a the expense of our standard of character.

Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) was an American writer and investigative journalist.  She was one of the leading muckrakers during the progressive era during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Living with Integrity

From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “God understands our struggle to resist temptation and choose righteousness, and He has sent His Holy Spirit to help us live with integrity.”

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Walking blamelessly

Speaking truth from heart

Holding back thy tongue

Integrity starts

 

Drafting one’s beliefs

Adopting God’s Word

Standing by His oath

Integrity heard

 

Living in God’s light

Honoring Him here

Accepting His grace

Integrity steers

 

Submitting to God

Following His lead

Choosing righteousness

Integrity feeds

 

Carrying thy cross

Standing on God’s rock

Forsaking evil

Integrity walks

 

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From Psalm 15:1-5:  “Lord, who may abide in your tent?   Who may dwell on your holy hill?  Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt; who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent.  Those who do these things shall never be moved.”

Guarding Our Integrity

From Mark 8:34-35:  “He called the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.'”

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Speaking the truth, God places high value

Encouraging righteous and honest ways

Teaching us to guard our integrity

Honoring our Father, each word He says

 

Accepting our Lord’s lasting gift of Grace

Seeing the Messiah, a blood-stained Cross

Taking a knee, He breathes new life in us

Cleansing souls, we are taken across

 

Denying ourselves with unselfishness

Taking up our own cross, following Him

Committing ourselves to Jesus, the Christ

Standing against temptation, life not dim

 

Acknowledging our mistaken moments

Confessing unrighteousness to the Lord

Repenting for unholy thoughts, words, and deeds

Turning away, sin no longer ignored

 

Believing the truth of our Father’s Word

Abiding with our Lord’s Holy commands

Walking between the lines, never blurry

Following Christ’s faithful steps, in the sands

 

Filling our lives with righteous character

Dwelling with the Father, avoiding strife

Knowing life will bring daily challenges

Guarding our integrity, in new life

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From Psalm 15:1-4:  “Lord, who may abide in your tent?  Who may dwell on your holy hill?  Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt.”

Wayne Oates Quote

man wearing blue denim jacket

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Maintaining your integrity in a world of sham is no small accomplishment.

From Proverbs 10:9:  “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.”