Quotes and Sayings about Loyalty
"I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Cause, Clients, Duty, Loyalty)
"All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)
"Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Content, Fidelity, Loyalty, Mind)
"Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church they have nevertheless a vast deal in common."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Church, Loyalty, State)
"The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)
"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)
"I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Work, Career, Loyalty)
"A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Importance, Loyalty, Lying, Obedience)
"The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There's nothing more powerful than that."
- Jolene Blalock
(Related: Loyalty, Nothing)
"The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal and loyalty to the Great King; yet they have been very badly treated by his people."
- Joseph Brant
(Related: People, Loyalty, Zeal)
"Call it loyalty, call it what you want, but I suppose I've got people up here who I'm really tight with, we've made a lot of great bonds over the last few years and I've got people in my corner I can trust."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Trust, People, Loyalty, Want, Years)
"Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Religion, Love, Ambition, Influence, Loyalty, Order, Religious, United)
"I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Business, Courage, Confidence, Day, Loyalty, Running)
"I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Law, Loyalty, Merit, Public, Service, Will)
"No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Life, Duty, Loyalty, Theater)
"Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes; but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Loyalty, May, Socialism, State)
"Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world."
- Thomas Cochrane
(Related: Family, Community, Future, Loyalty, Mankind, Nation, World)
"An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Country, Loyalty, Opposition)
"And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Character, Country, Duty, Loyalty, Open, Study)
"Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Loyalty, Respect)
"The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Citizenship, Country, Loyalty)
"Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Envy, Hate, Loyalty, Public, Thinking, Will)
"Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Virtue, Faithfulness, Loyalty)
"Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Faith, Friendship, Loyalty)
"In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty."
- Pierre de Coubertin
"Disloyalty is the secret weapon of the Tory Party."
- Julian Critchley
"The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Patriotism, American, Loyalty, Promise, Tradition)
"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Patriotism, Country, Land, Loyalty, Man, Mountains, Rivers)
"Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Society, Ideals, Loyalty, Principles, Spiritual)
"The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Life, Purpose, Causes, Decisions, Harmony, Living, Loyalty, Projects)
"I have only one loyalty - to my writing. I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Loyalty, Writing)
"For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter."
- Marie de France
(Related: Love, Truth, Loyalty, Measure, Sweetness, Word)
"There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them."
- Marie de France
(Related: Faith, Men, Discretion, End, Folk, Loyalty)
"Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Power, Fathers, Law, Loyalty)
"Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Beauty, Joy, Loyalty, Mind, Past, Today, Tomorrow)
"There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Experience, Sympathy, Ideas, Desire, Freedom, Generations, Loyalty, Order)
"I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Efficiency, Loyalty)
"He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Loyalty, Sense, Unhappiness)
"I think I owe thanks to the people who have listened to me over the years, who tuned in on the radio. They have given me a warmth and loyalty that I've never been able to repay. The way they have reached out to me has certainly been the highlight of my life."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Life, People, Loyalty, Years)
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
- James Herriot
(Related: Love, Gratitude, Soul, Animals, Being, Loyalty)
"My honor is my loyalty."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Honor, Loyalty)
"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)
"And I'm afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust."
- Elton John
(Related: Love, Trust, Age, Day, Loyalty)
"It's unfortunate that you don't see the loyalty from management to players and players to management like we used to see in the old days."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Management, Loyalty, Old)
"The Negro people of America... have cut our forests, tilled our fields, built our railroads, fought our battles, and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith, a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit, and an undivided loyalty ."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, People, Heart, America, Loyalty, Spirit, Trials)
"The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Peace, Wife, Fulfillment, Loyalty, Responsibility)
"Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done."
- John Keegan
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)
"One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Family, Home, Love, Day, Drama, Envy, Loyalty, Tragedy, Words)
"Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards."
- Neil Kinnock
(Related: Quality, Excess, Loyalty)
"The loyalty rate isn't that high. I could have a big hit, then put out the next single, and they say, Oh yeah, who are you? Prove it again."
- Lenny Kravitz
"Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Life, People, Desire, Grace, Loyalty)
"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)
"It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Logic, Loyalty)
"We both have a great loyalty to it, and I think that it's important to give it our best shot."
- Nicholas Lea
"As I assume my responsibilities as your representative, I wish to assure you of my loyalty and devotions, as well of my determination to serve you and the people of Canada to the utmost of my abilities."
- Romeo LeBlanc
(Related: People, Determination, Canada, Loyalty)
"So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it."
- Haniel Long
(Related: Love, Family, Fear, Loyalty, Measure, Sense, Stability)
"Among those who share a throne there can be no loyalty; Dominion's ever impatient consort."
- Marcus Annaeus Lucan
"A person who deserves my loyalty receives it."
- Joyce Maynard
"Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf."
- John McCarthy
(Related: People, Genocide, Jobs, Loyalty)
"The ability of players to jump teams when their contracts are up has hurt fan loyalty."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Ability, Hurt, Loyalty)
"Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Success, Men, Consideration, Loyalty)
"That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Values, Country, Duty, Future, Loyalty, Self, Sense)
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Soul, America, Dissent, Opposition)
"What you can't buy is the loyalty that comes through our dedicated crewmembers."
- David Neeleman
"We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing; stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Fighting, Leaders, Loyalty)
"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Heart, Discipline, Confidence, Key, Loyalty, Mind, Pride)
"I've seen people that don't treat their animals well and yet their animals are still just as loving to them even though they're not treated that well. It's very hard to find that kind of loyalty and love and affection in human beings."
- Dick Van Patten
(Related: Love, People, Affection, Animals, Loyalty)
"The only honest reaction and true loyalty we get is from our animals. Once they're your friends, you can do no wrong."
- Dick Van Patten
(Related: Animals, Friends, Loyalty, Wrong)
"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Life, Love, God, Honesty, Day, Grace, Help, Loyalty, Promise, Today, Want, Will, Words)
"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Hard work, Learning, Loyalty, Perfection, Persistence, Result)
"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Happiness, Life, Achievement, Purpose, Values, Integrity, Loyalty, Pain, Proof, Result, Self)
"You've got to give loyalty down, if you want loyalty up."
- Donald T. Regan
(Related: Loyalty, Want)
"It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: People, Army, Crime, Taxes)
"War springs from the love and loyalty which should be offered to God being applied to some God substitute, one of the most dangerous being nationalism."
- Robert Runcie
(Related: Love, War, God, Being, Loyalty, Nationalism)
"The United States is not a nation based upon race, creed, or religion - we are a nation based upon our loyalty and allegiance to our country and her principles."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Religion, Country, Loyalty, Nation, Principles, Race, states, United)
"As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Family, First, Loyalty)
"Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Possibility, Revolution, Loyalty, Military, Violence)
"It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique."
- John Scott
(Related: Love, Deceit, Loyalty)
"This whole tribal loyalty seems to have gone."
- Fiona Shaw
"In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today's exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids' loyalty to the comic book medium all over again."
- Joe Simon
(Related: Movies, Effect, Kids, Loyalty, Television, Today, Wonder)
"I have a debt, a loyalty to the museum; the best place for me to do what I wanted to do."
- George Gaylord Simpson
(Related: Debt, Loyalty)
"I think the President inspires tremendous affection and loyalty by a wide range of people."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: People, Affection, Loyalty, President)
"I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath."
- Jack Steinberger
"And historically the owners have used loyalty to a team or a city to hold players as opposed to always paying their worth."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Loyalty, Worth)
"The first tenet is that you should report corruption regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party."
- Linda Tripp
(Related: Corruption, First, Loyalty, Party)
"Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Government, Country, Loyalty)
"Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Soul, Loyalty, Opinion)
"Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Love, Power, Trust, Bravery, Devotion, Loyalty, Self, Spirit)
"Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Patriotism, Knowledge, Belief, Actions, Choice, Feeling, Loyalty, Result)
"All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays... a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Government, Acting, Choice, Loyalty, Respect, Will)
"I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Patriotism, Heart, Knowledge, Belief, Feeling, Loyalty, Result)
"There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Soul, Laws, Loyalty)
"I just want to thank all my fans for their loyalty and support-for coming out to the shows and buying the CDs."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Buying, Fans, Loyalty, Support, Want)
"If anybody doubts my loyalty to my country, I'll punch him in the nose, and I don't care how old he is."
- William Wyler
(Related: Care, Country, Loyalty, Old)
"A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Faith, Feelings, Crime, Envy, Hate, Loyalty, Sense, Violence, Will)
"The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Love, Success, Faith, Character, Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty)