Loyalty Quotes

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Loyalty Quotes Index

About Loyalty
Customer Loyalty
How to Foster Loyalty
Importance of Loyalty
Loyal Friends
Loyalty Among Soldiers
Loyalty and Animals
Loyalty and Love
Loyalty and Patriotism
Loyalty Defined
Loyalty to Your Own Self

About Loyalty

"You've got to give loyalty down, if you want loyalty up."
~ Donald T. Regan

"Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness." Edwin Louis Cole

"Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise." Hannah Arendt

"Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards." Neil Kinnock

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Customer Loyalty

"Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends."
~ Walt Disney

"Repeat business or behavior can be bribed. Loyalty has to be earned."
~ Janet Robinson

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How to Foster Loyalty

"Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death."
~ Lee J. Iacocca

"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

"You don't earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day-by-day." Jeffrey Gitomer

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Importance of Loyalty

"An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness."
~ Elbert Hubbard

"I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty."
~ Samuel Goldwyn

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."
~ Colin Powell

"Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success."
~ Bryant H. McGill

"The highest spiritual quality, the noblest property of mind a man can have, is this of loyalty ... a man with no loyalty in him, with no sense of love or reverence or devotion due to something outside and above his poor daily life, with its pains and pleasures, profits and losses, is as evil a case as man can be."
~ Algernon Charles Swinburne, Ode to Mazzini

"Our earliest ancestors probably learned that loyalty was a valuable survival tool. In the jungle, the desert, or the open plains, loyalty to your tribe increased your chances of surviving harsh weather and an unreliable supply of food and water."
~ Dianne M. Durkin, The Loyalty Advantage

"The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other."
~ Mario Puzo, The Family

"The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith."
~ Confucius, The Wisdom of Confucius

"Wherever there is a grain of loyalty there is a glimpse of freedom."
~ Algernon Charles Swinburne, Ode to Mazzini

"Leaders are leaders only as long as they have the respect and loyalty of their followers."
~ Hans Seliye

"The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals."
~ Rensis Likert

"We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty."
~ G.K. Chesterton

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"Be a friend when people most need one. As movie mogul Lew Wasserman used to advise talent agents: 'If an actor is working, make sure you talk to him at least twice a week. If he is not working, talk to him every day.' Helping people will not guarantee that they respond to you in kind. My experience is that you can count on about one in ten, but this one makes up for the others."
~ David Mahoney

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Loyal Friends

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
~ Walter Winchell

"What is a Friend? I'll tell you. It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself. Your soul can go naked with him. He seems to ask you to put on nothing, only to be what you really are. When you are with him, you do not have to be on your guard. You can say what you think, so long as it is genuinely you. He understands those contradictions in your nature that cause others to misjudge you. With him you breathe freely—you can avow your little vanities and envies and absurdities, and in opening them up to him they are dissolved on the white ocean of his loyalty. He understands.—You can weep with him, laugh with him, pray with him—through and underneath it all he sees, knows and loves you."
~ Anonymous

"When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there."
~ Unknown

True friends, like ivy and the wall Both stand together, and together fall."
~ Thomas Carlyle

"In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends."
~ John Churton Collins

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
~ Bible - John 15:13

"When adversities flow, then love ebbs; but friendship standeth stiffly in storms."
~ John Lyly

"A friend: one who knows all about you and loves you just the same."
~ Elbert Hubbard

"A real friend will not visit you in prosperity unless he is invited, but when you are in adversity he will call without invitation."
~ Herbert V. Prochnow

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Loyalty Among Soldiers

"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

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Loyalty and Animals

"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

"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

"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

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Loyalty and Love

"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

"I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting."
~ Sylvester Stallone

"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

"The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace."
~ Michael Jordan

"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

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Loyalty and Patriotism

"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

"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

"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

"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

"The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country."
~ Bainbridge Colby

"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

"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

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Loyalty Defined

"When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I'll like it or not. Disagreement, at this state, stimulates me. But once a decision is made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own."
~ General Colin Powell

"Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the center of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal."
~ Maurice R. Franks

"Loyalty is the pledge of truth to oneself and others."
~ Ada Velez-Boardley

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Loyalty to Your Own Self

"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

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