"You've got to give loyalty down, if you want loyalty up."

--Donald T. Regan


"Loyalty oaths increase the number of liars."

--Noel Peattie


"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


"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you.
This is the principle difference between a dog and a man."

--Mark Twain


"Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong."

--Abraham Lincoln


"The loyalties which center upon number one are enormous. If he trips, he must be sustained.
If he make mistakes, they must be covered. If he sleeps, he must not be wantonly disturbed.
If he is no good, he must be pole-axed."

--Winston Churchill


"No man can serve two masters."

--The Bible, Matthew 6:24


"When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types."

--Cyril Connolly


"You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man
before his brain can do its best."

--Andrew Carnegie


"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'm not the one who was elected." Although she disagreed with her husband on "a lot of issues," she emphasized, "I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view."

--Laura Bush


"Stick to a friend a little in the wrong."

--John Randolph


"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."

--Alexander Pope


"How many things in the world deserve our loyalty? Very few indeed. I think one should be loyal
to immortality, which is another word for life, a stronger word for it."

--Boris Pasternak


"He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat."

--William Shakespeare


"Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world--and never will."

--Mark Twain


"If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life."

--Oscar Wilde


"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


"An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness."

--Elbert Hubbard


"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


"If vitality gives a man's perspectives color, if community bonds give them breadth, if awareness of the land makes them realistic, a deep sense of loyalty gives them personal meaning and integrity."

--Harry Huntt Ransom


"New friends are silver, but old friends are gold."



"When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree."

--Vietnamese saying


"Whose bread I eat, his song I sing."

--German saying