Here are 63 of the best loyalty quotes I could find. What’s my goal? To bring even more faithfulness in your life. You’ll discover authors like Buddha, Seneca, Jordan Peterson, Confucius, and more. Enjoy!
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Regard a friend as loyal, and you will make him loyal. Seneca (Letters from a Stoic, Amazon book)
Loyalty is a noble quality, so long as it is not blind and does not exclude the higher loyalty to truth and decency. B. H. Liddell Hart
Loyalty never tolerates betrayal, but will always be generous with mistakes. Paulo Coelho
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King Jr
With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit. Buddha
Loyalty: the art of committing to something worthwhile. Maxime Lagacé
True friends don’t come with conditions. Aaron Lauritsen
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Confucius (The Analects, Amazon book)
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Loyalty is a cohesive force that forges individuals into a team. John Wooden
I think society works better, all things considered, when you make a promise. And you stick to it. Jordan Peterson
Nothing delights the mind as much as loving and loyal friendship. Seneca
Be loyal to your future not your past. Unknown
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Loyalty is the holiest good in the human heart. Seneca
An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. Elbert Hubbard
The true lover realizes that freedom is needed for loyalty to blossom. Paulo Coelho (Accra, Amazon book)
No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom and loyalty. Paulo Coelho
The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army. Julius Caesar
Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. Martin Luther
I would never shut up about things that are wrong. LeBron James
I know to whom I owe the most loyalty, and I see him in the mirror every day. Starke of Rath
I don’t like to give up on people when they need someone not to give up on them. Carroll Bryant
Friendship depends on trust and trust grows when we live our lives honestly and sincerely, cultivating respect and concern for others. 14th Dalai Lama
Fools commit to many things and stay loyal to none. Maxime Lagacé
Treasure loyal friends. They’re the ones who’ve stayed with you at the darkest and lowest points of life. You’ll always be indebted to them. Mufti Menk
Loyalty to your country always, loyalty to your government when it deserves it. Mark Twain
My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. Mark Twain (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Amazon book)
Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice. Woodrow Wilson
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The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith. Confucius
Loyalty is a two-way street. If I’m asking for it from you, then you’re getting it from me. Harvey Specter (Suits)
Respect is earned, honesty is appreciated, trust is gained, and loyalty is returned. Unknown
Just that you ignore shiny objects. It takes intelligence to stay true to one thing. Maxime Lagacé
When you’re loyal to yourself you don’t allow people to mistreat you. Unknown
The only people I owe my loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs. Unknown
The price of love is love. The price of loyalty is loyalty. And the price of respect is respect. The problem with the world is that you want all these things without you having to pay the price. Unknown
Loyalty can never be imposed by force, fear, insecurity or intimidation. It is a choice that only strong spirits have the courage to make. Paulo Coelho (Accra)
Related: 7 Habits Of Leaders Who Inspire Loyalty (fastcompany.com)
If your highest value is loyalty, you run the risk of compromising your integrity. Allegiance to people matters. Allegiance to principles matters more. Adam Grant
The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him, but the number of people he serves. John C. Maxwell (wikipedia.org)
You’ve got to love your people more than your position. John C. Maxwell
Whenever you make a commitment to another person, you create hope. When you keep that commitment, you create trust. John C. Maxwell
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Leaders can command people to act, but can’t command people to feel. The more you push people to respect and trust you, the more they push back. Loyalty can’t be demanded. It has to be earned. Adam Grant
Love brings freedom. Loyalty brings slavery. Osho
We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence. Cornel West
Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. Sylvester Stallone
Loyalty is in most people only a ruse used by self-interest to attract confidence. François de La Rochefoucauld
It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill. Emilie Autumn
Loyalty is not unilateral. You have to give it to receive it. Pat Summitt
True loyalty is giving more than you receive. Maxime Lagacé
Scientific truth is beyond loyalty or disloyalty. Hari Seldon
Loyalty is the desire to defend someone when they are not there to defend themselves. Simon Sinek
Energy excites, but only charisma inspires. Charisma commands loyalty. Energy does not. Great leaders have charisma. Bad ones have energy. Simon Sinek
Loyalty is very important when things get a little tough, as they often do when the challenge is great. Loyalty is a powerful force in producing one’s individual best and more so in producing a team’s best. John Wooden (wikipedia.org)
The finest proof of our loyalty toward one another was our monstrous disloyalties towards everyone else. Alain De Botton
Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other. William T. Sherman
If you are serious about friendship, be serious about loyalty. Maxime Lagacé
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 strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other. Mario Puzo
Loyalty to that which does not work, or worse, to a person who is toxic, exploitive or destructive to you, is a form of insanity. Patrick J. Carnes
I will trust you – I will extend my hand to you – despite the risk of betrayal, because it is possible, through trust, to bring out the best in you, and perhaps in me. Jordan Peterson
The highest form of loyalty is self-sacrifice. Maxime Lagacé
- Being consistent with your words and your actions is vital.
- Being loyal contains risks. Be courageous enough to take them.
- Loyalty is about humility, honesty, respect, responsibility, honor and sometimes love and sacrifice too.
- Being loyal is a lost art. Most people go from shiny objects to another. Don’t be like them.
- Loyal people are forgiving people. They believe in second chances.
- The first person to be loyal to, is you.
Call to action: Watch The Capacity to Give up on People (6-minute YouTube video by The School of Life)
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