STOP AND THINK – Our commitment to integrity can easily be eroded by our love of progress. (Quoted by Tom Roy, attributed to Jonathan Herron)

If patience is a virtue, then impatience must be a vice. We may profess to hold very high standards and to operate ethically, but when a little deviation from the “straight and narrow” promises to help us to progress more quickly toward our goal, we may be strongly tempted to give in. “Just this once,” we think , but it usually is followed by more “slips” in the future.

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. (Proverbs 10:9)