Loyalty is a virtue that not everyone possesses. But it is one of the most important virtues to have in any relationship. Whether it is in a relationship with a friend, family member, or significant other, loyalty is what keeps us interconnected. Here are some quotes on loyalty to help us remember its importance:

“And I’m afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.” — Elton John

 “A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.” — Xun Zi

“What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendships with other women, and her honesty with men.” — Vanessa Marcil

“I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.” — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“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

“An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country.” — Bainbridge Colby

“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

“I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.” — Summer Altice

“I have only one loyalty – to my writing. I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.” — Joe Eszterhas

“What you can’t buy is the loyalty that comes through our dedicated crew members.” — David Neeleman

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” — Zig Ziglar

“Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church they have nevertheless a vast deal in common.” — Emily Greene Balch

“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

 “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” — Colin Powell

 “There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.” — Simone Weil

“Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” — Mark Twain

“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

“Call it loyalty, call it what you want, but I suppose I’ve got people up here who I’m really tight with, we’ve made a lot of great bonds over the last few years and I’ve got people in my corner I can trust.” — Jonathan Brown

 “Among those who share a throne, there can be no loyalty; Dominion’s ever impatient consort.” — Marcus Annaeus Lucan

“I think the President inspires tremendous affection and loyalty by a wide range of people.” — Kenneth Starr

“Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.” — Bryant H. McGill

“Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.” — Bainbridge Colby

 “The relationship between a military working dog and a military dog handler is about as close as a man and a dog can become. You see this loyalty, the devotion, unlike any other and the protectiveness.” — Robert Crais

“Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold.” — Garet Garrett

“Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.” — Edwin Louis Cole

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.” — Edward R. Murrow

“War springs from the love and loyalty which should be offered to God being applied to some God substitute, one of the most dangerous being nationalism.” — Robert Runcie

“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’ve got to give loyalty down, if you want loyalty up.” — Donald T. Regan

“It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It’s probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique.” — John Scott

“Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.” — Bainbridge Colby

“He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness – the sense that is where we really belong.” — Graham Greene

“Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.” — Ernie Banks

“The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.” — Bainbridge Colby

“My honor is my loyalty.” — Heinrich Himmler

 “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out.” — Gary W. Moore

“Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it’s a relationship, a business or a hobby.” — Neil Strauss

“I place an enormous premium on loyalty. If someone betrays me, I can forgive them rationally, but emotionally I have found it impossible to do so.” — Richard E. Grant

“As I’m getting older, I’m really learning unconditional love and loyalty are extremely important.” — Bind Irwin

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.” —Jane Austen

 “Where there is loyalty, weapons are of no use.”  Paulo Coelho

“Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.” — Sinclair Ferguson

“A person who deserves my loyalty receives it.” — Joyce Maynard

“The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.” — Albert Schweitzer

 “Within the hearts of men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.” — Bryant H. McGill

“I think a good friend, to me, is all about trust and loyalty. You don’t ever want to second-guess whether you can tell your friend something.” — Lauren Conrad

“There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” —Jennifer Aniston

 “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” —Helen Keller

“Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.” — Martin Luther

 “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “I don’t like to give up on people when they need someone not to give up on them.” — Carrol Bryant

“Loyal companions are an unequaled grace, stanching fear before it bleeds you numb, a reliable antidote for creeping despair.” — Dean Koontz

“What I value most in my friends is loyalty.” — David Mamet

 “Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.” —Josiah Royce

 “As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you’re going to be a second-rate artist.” — Margaret Atwood

“If put to the pinch, 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

 “Sometimes we’re loyal to more than one thing. When there’s a conflict, we have to choose which loyalty to honor.” — Claudia Gray

“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.” — Haniel Long

“Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.” — Samuel Butler

“My whole thing is loyalty. Loyalty over royalty; word is bond.” — Fetty Wap

“True loyalty is proven not proclaimed.” — Craig Groeschel

A healthy loyalty is not passive and complacent, but active and critical.” —Harold Laski

“A man is not an orange. You can’t eat the fruit and throw the peel away.” —Arthur Miller

 “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” —Arnold H. Glasgow

 “Be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present.” —Stephen Covey

“Love is a decision, not just an emotion. It is selfless, and a commitment.” —Lydia McLaughlin

“If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.” —Selena Gomez

 “It is better to be faithful than famous.” —Theodore Roosevelt

 “I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.” — Summer Altice

 “Loyalty is what makes us trust, Trust is what makes us stay, Staying is what makes us love, and love is what gives us hope.” — Glenn van Dekken

“When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.” — Andy Andrews

“Loyalty is a characteristic trait. Those who have it, give it free of charge.” —Ellen J. Barrier

“Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard.” — Confucius

“You don’t earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day by day.” —Jeffrey Gitomer

“Loyalty is a continuous phenomenon; you don’t score points for past action.” — Natasha Pulley

 “Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty.” — Cicero

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” —J.R.R. Tolkien

“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.” ― Haniel Long

“Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.” ― Criss Jami

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” ― Tim Fargo

“Better to have one woman on your side than ten men.” ― Robert Jordan

“I don’t like to give up on people when they need someone not to give up on them.” ― Carroll Bryant

“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” ― Confucius

“We men and women are all in the same boat, upon a stormy sea. We owe to each other a terrible and tragic loyalty.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“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

“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

“If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. ” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

“the only way Bex would miss this would be if she were unconscious. And tied up. And in a concrete bunker. In Siberia.” ― Ally Carter

“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.” ― Albert Camus

“Dumbledore’s man through and through, aren’t you Potter?”

“Yeah I am,” said Harry. “Glad we straightened that out.” ― J.K. Rowling

“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 to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.” ― Mark Twain

“Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and charitableness to creep into our public thinking.” ― Bainbridge Colby

“It isn’t an easy thing to give your loyalty to someone you don’t know, especially when that person chooses to reveal nothing of himself.” Megan Whaler Turner

“If you cant value a commitment made by someone else, your own commitments lose their value too.” ― Ram Mohan

“Unlike the puerile loyalty to a conviction, loyalty to a friend is a virtue – perhaps the only virtue, the last remaining one.” ― Milan Kundera


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