It’s a sad commentary on our world that “integrity” has slowly been coming to mean self-centeredness. Most people who worry about their integrity are thinking about it in terms of themselves. It’s a great excuse for not doing something you really don’t want to do, or are afraid to do: “I can’t do that and keep my integrity.” Integrity, like humility, is a quality which vanishes the moment we are conscious of it in ourselves. We see it only in others.
Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet, pages 130.