One man's view on what's important
"The only guide to a man is his conscience, the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honour."
Winston Spencer Churchill
Speaking in tribute to Neville Chamberlain
"Honesty is the First Chapter in the Book of Wisdom."
attributed to Thomas Jefferson on a billboard in Boston.