"Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community"
- John W. Gardner
About this Quote
This quote by John W. Gardner speaks to the importance of having people of integrity in our society. He suggests that these individuals can help to restore our faith in humanity and our belief that we can live with moral standards. He implies that without this belief, our society can become cynical and corrupt. This is an important reminder that we should strive to be people of integrity and to set an example for others. We should also recognize the importance of having people of integrity in our lives and in our communities. They can help to create a more positive and hopeful atmosphere and can help to prevent our society from becoming cynical and corrupt.
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