Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person or cause.
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- My loyalties will not be bound by national borders, or confined in time by one nation's history, or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language and culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to the singing stars, to the very end of space and time.
- Edward Abbey, in Confessions of a Barbarian: Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey, 1951-1989 (1994) p. 92
- It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions.
- Samuel Adams, "Loyalty and Sedition," essay published in The Advertiser (1748), printed in The Life and Public Service of Samuel Adams Volume 1 (1865), by William Vincent Wells
- I grew up in Baltimore and that's why I root for the Orioles. I'm very suspicious of people who move and take on a new team. You should stick with the team of your youth all the way to your grave. That shows a sense of loyalty and devotion.
- I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
- Elbert Hubbard, “Get Out or Get in Line,” Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard, pp. 59–60 (1928)
- To put it in rude, plain, unpalatable words — true patriotism, real patriotism: loyalty not to a Family and a Fiction, but a loyalty to the Nation itself!
- Mark Twain, (1905), included in Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910 (1992) ed. Louis J. Budd
- Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.