is having faithfulness to commitments or obligations.


“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

Zora Neale Hurst (1891-1960); Author, folkloreist

“I will follow thee To the last gasp with truth and loyalty.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616); dramatist, poet

“It is better to be faithful than famous.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919); 26th U.S. President

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”


“Loyalty is a feature in a boy's character that inspires boundless hope.”

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941); founder of the Boy Scouts

“Independence is loyalty to one's best self and principles, and this is often disloyalty to the general idols and fetishes.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.”

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924); 28th U.S. President

“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 (1883-1969); founder of the Japanese martial art Akido

“The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.”

Confucius (551-479); philosopher

“When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you.”

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (born 1925); former professional baseball player and manager

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. ”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to...its office holders.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.”

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975); political philosopher, writer, educator

“Most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty”

J.K. Rowling (born 1965); novelist

“You can buy a person's hands but you can't buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is. ”

Stephen R. Covey (born 1932); motivational writer

“I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.”

Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974); U.S. film producer

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loyalty is being there for someone in need of you or your help to keep them going.
alex 5 months ago from chemlsford

loyalty earns your trust but don't always rely on loyalty
elaina about 1 year ago from califonia

Loyalty should not be measured by what you do for those you SERVE but by how you support those who serve you.
Brent over 1 year ago from Cali

Loyalty is adopting as my own the wishes and goals of the one i am serving.
Bruce almost 2 years ago from Willingham

Loyalty above all except honor, and you will reap the rewards of mankind.
David Martinez about 2 years ago from Buena Park Ca

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