Report No. 230
Integrity, virtue and ethics
1.28 The term integrity when applied to human attributes refers to honesty, reliability, purity, trustworthiness, incorruptibility, sincerity, honour, decency, etc. Mahatma Gandhi at one time said that "purity of life is the highest and truest art".
1.29 And in the words of Marcus Aurelius, "a man should be upright, not be kept upright". A person of integrity will do the right thing even when nobody is watching. Mahatma Gandhi said that "the truest test of civilization, culture and dignity is character and not clothing".