Personal Integrity


WHAT IS TRUE FOR YOU is what you have observed yourself

And when you lose that you have lost everything.


What is personal integrity?

Personal integrity is knowing what you know –

What you know is what you know –

And to have the courage to know and say what you have observed.

And that is integrity

And there is no other integrity.


Of course we can talk about honor, truth, all these things,

These esoteric terms.

But I think they’d all be covered very well

If what we really observed was what we observed,

That we took care to observe what we were observing,

That we always observed to observe.


And not necessarily maintaining a skeptical attitude,

A critical attitude, or an open mind.

But certainly maintaining sufficient personal integrity

And sufficient personal belief and confidence in self

And courage that we can observe what we observe

And say what we have observed.


Nothing in Dianetics and Scientology is true for you

Unless you have observed it

And it is true according to your observation.

That is all.

– L. Ron Hubbard
Ability – Publication 125 (February 1961)