STOP AND THINK – Integrity and virtue have to be practiced. What we habitually do shapes us. Small habits become lifestyles. (Augustine, quoted by John Stonestreet, Christian apologist)
Those statements make it clear that if we want to be people of good character, we must practice moral and ethical living. Our habits truly do indicate what we are really like—more so than what we say. In addition, Augustine said that we are what we love. So our conduct and our emotional attachments are important when it comes to character and integrity.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true … are honest, … just … pure … lovely … of good report, … think on these things (Philippians 4:8).