Quotations on Loyalty

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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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Importance, Loyalty, Lying, Obedience)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Family, Community, Future, Loyalty, Mankind, Nation, World)

An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country.
- Bainbridge Colby
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Character, Country, Duty, Loyalty, Open, Study)

Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.
- Bainbridge Colby
(Keywords: Envy, Hate, Loyalty, Public, Thinking, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Causes, Decisions, Harmony, Living, Loyalty, Projects)

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
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Loyalty, Measure, Sweetness, Word)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Experience, Sympathy, Ideas, Desire, Freedom, Generations, Loyalty, Order)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Loyalty, Years)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Family, Home, Love, Day, Drama, Envy, Loyalty, Tragedy, Words)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)

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
(Keywords: Love, Family, Fear, Loyalty, Measure, Sense, Stability)

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
(Keywords: Values, Country, Duty, Future, Loyalty, Self, Sense)

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
- Joe Paterno
(Keywords: Heart, Discipline, Confidence, Key, Loyalty, Mind, Pride)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Achievement, Purpose, Values, Integrity, Loyalty, Pain, Proof, Result, Self)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Religion, Country, Loyalty, Nation, Principles, Race, states, United)

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
(Keywords: Possibility, Revolution, Loyalty, Military, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Movies, Effect, Kids, Loyalty, Television, Today, Wonder)

I think the President inspires tremendous affection and loyalty by a wide range of people.
- Kenneth Starr
(Keywords: People, Affection, Loyalty, President)

The first tenet is that you should report corruption regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party.
- Linda Tripp
(Keywords: Corruption, First, Loyalty, Party)

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Heart, Knowledge, Belief, Feeling, Loyalty, Result)

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
(Keywords: Buying, Fans, Loyalty, Support, Want)

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