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  1. Integrity

  2. Honor and Integrity

  3. Personal Integrity

  4. Unwavering Integrity

  5. Integrity / Honesty

  6. Personal Integrity

  7. Fidelity / Personal Integrity / Honor

  8. Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful

  9. Dignity / Honor / Sanctity / Integrity

10. Sense of Shame / Sense of Honor / Integrity / Modesty

11. Loyalty

12. Having High Principles

13. Fidelity Honor Courage

14. Honesty

15. Courageous Spirit

16. Uprightness

17. Oneness / Unity

18. Honor Courage

19. Giri

20. Daodejing / Tao Te Ching

21. Tang Soo Do Tenets


zhèng zhí
shoujiki
Integrity Scroll

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you to listen to your conscience, to do the right thing, and to tell the truth. You act with integrity when your words and actions match. Integrity gives you self-respect and a peaceful heart.

Japanese jikiPlease note that the second Kanji sometimes has an alternate form in Japanese. Let us know if you want the alternate form shown to the right.

Note: This entry is cross-listed as "honesty" because it also fits that definition.


Beyond Integrity, this word also means "upright" and "honest" in Chinese. Means "integrity," "honesty" or "frankness" in Japanese.


See Also:  Honor | Honesty | Truth | Trust

Honor and Integrity

jié cāo
sessou
Honor and Integrity Scroll

節操 means honorable, integrity of principle, constancy, honor, and in a certain context, chastity.

Please note that there are a few ways to relay the idea of integrity in Asian languages, and more than one way to define honor in English. 節操 is far from the only way to express "honor and integrity".

Personal Integrity

ko jin no kan zen sei
Personal Integrity Scroll

個人の完全性 is "personal integrity" in Japanese.

Unwavering Integrity

jiān zhēn bù yú
Unwavering Integrity Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, unyielding integrity, or unwavering resolution.

Integrity / Honesty

qīng lián
sei ren
Integrity / Honesty Scroll

清廉 means honest, uncorrupted, honesty, integrity, purity and unselfishness.

In Japanese, this can also be the given name Kiyoyuki.

Personal Integrity

zhì cāo
shi sou
Personal Integrity Scroll

志操 / 誌操 is personal integrity - basically, holding yourself to a higher standard of honesty and reliability. These two characters also contain the ideas of constancy, principles, and faithfulness.

Note: In Japanese, this just means "principle".

Fidelity / Personal Integrity / Honor

cāo shǒu
soushu
Fidelity / Personal Integrity / Honor Scroll

操守 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji for personal integrity, constancy, fidelity, and honor/honour.

The original meaning of the first character is chastity, fidelity, honor/honour, and/or faith.

The second character means to defend, guard, keep watch, be observant.

So, this is about being observant of, and guarding your integrity and honor.

Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful

sei jitsu
Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful Scroll

誠実 is the Japanese version of integrity which can also be defined as a combination of "sincere, honest and faithful".

Some may also define this as "loyal" or "loyalty". In some context, it can mean "genuine". Yes, all of this meaning in just one Japanese word!

Dignity / Honor / Sanctity / Integrity

zūn yán
son gen
Dignity / Honor / Sanctity / Integrity Scroll

This form of honor is showing great respect for yourself, other people, and the rules you live by.

When you are honorable, you keep your word. You do the right thing regardless of what others are doing.

尊嚴 is the kind of personal honor or dignity that is of great value. If you lose this, you have lost yourself and perhaps the reputation of your family as well.

While this is not directly the same thing as "face" or "saving face" in Asian culture, it is associated with the same concept in China.


厳In Japan, they currently use a more simplified second character for this word. The ancient Japanese form is the same as China but after WWII some Kanji were changed. If you want the modern Japanese version, just click on the Kanji image shown to the right, instead of the button above.

Sense of Shame / Sense of Honor / Integrity / Modesty (Korean)

lián chǐ
ren chi
Sense of Shame / Sense of Honor / Integrity / Modesty (Korean) Scroll

This simultaneously means "sense of honor" and "sense of shame" in Korean.

This term is often used as a tenet of Taekwondo where the English terms "integrity" and/or "modesty" are applied.

廉恥 is also a Chinese word, though it is usually read with the "sense of shame" meaning, and is a poor choice for a wall scroll if your audience is Chinese.

zhōng chéng
chuu sei
Loyalty Scroll

This written form of loyalty is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals, when the going gets tough as well as when things are good. With loyalty, you build relationships that last forever.

Notes:

1. There is also a Japanese version that is part of the Bushido Code which may be more desirable depending on whether your intended audience is Japanese or Chinese.

2. This version of loyalty is sometimes translated as devotion, sincerity, fidelity, or allegiance.


See Also:  Honor | Trust | Sincerity

Having High Principles

Do not bow down for the sake of five pecks of rice

bù wèi wǔ dǒu mǐ zhé yāo
Having High Principles Scroll

This Chinese idiom/proverb speaks of being above bribes, and not losing face or honor for a short-term gain.

Some may also translate the perceived meaning as, "high-hearted", or "integrity beyond reproach".

The more literal meaning is "Do not bow down for the sake of five pecks of rice".

Fidelity Honor Courage

xìn yì zūn yán yǒng qì
Fidelity Honor Courage Scroll

信義尊嚴勇氣 means fidelity, honor, courage in Chinese.

信義尊嚴勇氣 is a word list that was requested by a customer. Word lists are not that common in Chinese but we've put this one on the best order/context to make it as natural as possible.

We used the "honor" that leans toward the definition of "dignity" since that seemed like the best match for the other two words.

Please note: These are three two-character words. You should choose the single-column format when you get to the options when you order this selection. The two-column option would split one word or it would be arranged with four characters on one side and two on the other.

zhèng zhí
shoujiki
Honesty Scroll

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat or steal. Being honest means that you accept yourself as you are. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

正直 is one of the 8 key concepts of Tang Soo Do.


Note: This entry is cross-listed as "integrity" because it also fits that definition.

Japanese jikiPlease note that the second Kanji sometimes has an alternate form in Japanese. Let us know if you want the alternate form shown to the right.


See Also:  Truth | Trust

Courageous Spirit

gǔ qì
Courageous Spirit Scroll

This Chinese title means "unyielding character", "courageous spirit", "integrity", or "moral backbone".

lián zhí
kiyonao / kiyotada
Uprightness Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese title means, "upright and honest", "incorruptible", "squeaky clean", "integrity", or "uprightness".

Oneness / Unity

yī tǐ xìng
ittaisei
Oneness / Unity Scroll

This title represents the idea of oneness, unity, integrity, and/or inclusion in Japanese.

The Kanji breakdown:
一 One    体 Body    性 Nature


Note: This word can be understood in Chinese but it more a Japanese word. Best if your audience is Japanese.

Honor Courage

zūn yán yǒng qì
Honor Courage Scroll

尊嚴勇氣 is a word list that means "Honor [and] Courage".

Word lists are not that common in Chinese but we've put this one on the best order/context to make it as natural as possible.

We used the "honor" that leans toward the definition of dignity and integrity since that seemed like the best match for courage.

Giri

(obligation or duty in Japanese)

yì lǐ
giri
Giri Scroll

This term means an obligation or a sense of duty that one may have to their employer, country or culture.

義理 is a specifically Japanese term, as in Chinese, these two characters form a word that means "religious doctrine" or refers to the argument presented in an essay.

This term has a similar meaning in Korean where is can be translated as justice, sense of duty, loyalty, integrity or obligation.

義理 is kind of a weird selection for a wall scroll. So this entry is intended more for educational purposes.


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Daodejing / Tao Te Ching

The Great Book of Lao Tzu

dào dé jīng
Daodejing / Tao Te Ching Scroll

道德經 are the Chinese characters for the writings of Laozi/Lao Tzu known as the Dàodéjīng or Tao Tê Ching.

To breakdown the meaning of the characters:

道 means "way", though many refer to it as "the Way". It has been romanized as Tao or Dao. The Dao has been referred to by Confucius, Mencius, and other ancient Chinese philosophers.

德 means virtue, integrity, or morality.

經 in this context means canon, great book, sacred book, scripture or classic.

Tang Soo Do Tenets

lián chǐ jīng jìn rěn nài zūn shǒu kè jǐ qiān xùn bǎi zhé bù qū
Tang Soo Do Tenets Scroll

廉耻精進忍耐遵守克己謙遜百折不屈 are the tenets of Tang Soo Do.

EnglishOld HanjaModern HangulPronunciation
1. Integrity廉耻렴치 or 염치yeom ci
2. Concentration精進정진jeong jin
3. Perseverance忍耐인내in nae
4. Respect & Obedience遵守준수jun su
5. Self-Control克己극기geug gi
6. Humility謙遜겸손gyeom son
7. Indomitable Spirit百折不屈백절불굴baeg jeor bur gur

After some research, it appears this list was compiled in English based on Taekwondo tenets. We filled in a few of the words that did not have a corresponding Hanja or Hangul. If someone else has a better list with characters included, please contact me.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Integrity正直shoujiki / shojikizhèng zhí
zheng4 zhi2
zheng zhi
zhengzhi
cheng chih
chengchih
Honor and Integrity節操
节操
sessou / sesojié cāo / jie2 cao1 / jie cao / jiecaochieh ts`ao / chiehtsao / chieh tsao
Personal Integrity個人の完全性ko jin no kan zen sei
kojinnokanzensei
Unwavering Integrity堅貞不渝
坚贞不渝
jiān zhēn bù yú
jian1 zhen1 bu4 yu2
jian zhen bu yu
jianzhenbuyu
chien chen pu yü
chienchenpuyü
Integrity
Honesty
清廉sei ren / seirenqīng lián
qing1 lian2
qing lian
qinglian
ch`ing lien
chinglien
ching lien
Personal Integrity志操 / 誌操
志操
shi sou / shisou / shi sozhì cāo / zhi4 cao1 / zhi cao / zhicaochih ts`ao / chihtsao / chih tsao
Fidelity
Personal Integrity
Honor
操守soushu / soshucāo shǒu / cao1 shou3 / cao shou / caoshouts`ao shou / tsaoshou / tsao shou
Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful誠實
誠実
sei jitsu / seijitsu
Dignity
Honor
Sanctity
Integrity
尊嚴
尊严 / 尊厳
son gen / songenzūn yán / zun1 yan2 / zun yan / zunyantsun yen / tsunyen
Sense of Shame
Sense of Honor
Integrity
Modesty (Korean)
廉恥
廉耻
ren chi / renchilián chǐ / lian2 chi3 / lian chi / lianchilien ch`ih / lienchih / lien chih
Loyalty忠誠
忠诚
chuu sei / chuusei / chu seizhōng chéng
zhong1 cheng2
zhong cheng
zhongcheng
chung ch`eng
chungcheng
chung cheng
Having High Principles不為五斗米折腰
不为五斗米折腰
bù wèi wǔ dǒu mǐ zhé yāo
bu4 wei4 wu3 dou3 mi3 zhe2 yao1
bu wei wu dou mi zhe yao
buweiwudoumizheyao
pu wei wu tou mi che yao
puweiwutoumicheyao
Fidelity Honor Courage信義尊嚴勇氣
信义尊严勇气
xìn yì zūn yán yǒng qì
xin4 yi4 zun1 yan2 yong3 qi4
xin yi zun yan yong qi
xinyizunyanyongqi
hsin i tsun yen yung ch`i
hsinitsunyenyungchi
hsin i tsun yen yung chi
Honesty正直shoujiki / shojikizhèng zhí
zheng4 zhi2
zheng zhi
zhengzhi
cheng chih
chengchih
Courageous Spirit骨氣
骨气
gǔ qì / gu3 qi4 / gu qi / guqiku ch`i / kuchi / ku chi
Uprightness廉直kiyonao / kiyotadalián zhí / lian2 zhi2 / lian zhi / lianzhilien chih / lienchih
Oneness
Unity
一體性
一体性
ittaiseiyī tǐ xìng
yi1 ti3 xing4
yi ti xing
yitixing
i t`i hsing
itihsing
i ti hsing
Honor Courage尊嚴勇氣
尊严勇气
zūn yán yǒng qì
zun1 yan2 yong3 qi4
zun yan yong qi
zunyanyongqi
tsun yen yung ch`i
tsunyenyungchi
tsun yen yung chi
Giri義理
义理
giriyì lǐ / yi4 li3 / yi li / yilii li / ili
Daodejing
Tao Te Ching
道德經
道德经
dào dé jīng
dao4 de2 jing1
dao de jing
daodejing
tao te ching
taoteching
Tang Soo Do Tenets廉耻精進忍耐遵守克己謙遜百折不屈 / 廉恥精進忍耐遵守克己謙遜百折不屈
廉耻精进忍耐遵守克己谦逊百折不屈
lián chǐ jīng jìn rěn nài zūn shǒu kè jǐ qiān xùn bǎi zhé bù qū
lian2 chi3 jing1 jin4 ren3 nai4 zun1 shou3 ke4 ji3 qian1 xun4 bai3 zhe2 bu4 qu1
lian chi jing jin ren nai zun shou ke ji qian xun bai zhe bu qu
lien ch`ih ching chin jen nai tsun shou k`o chi ch`ien hsün pai che pu ch`ü
lien chih ching chin jen nai tsun shou ko chi chien hsün pai che pu chü
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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