Animals are always loyal and love you, whereas children you never know where you are.
The Sardinians are a sturdy race, but at the same time alert, lively, and brave, even to rashness:;; firm friends but implacable enemies; quick of understanding, of vivacious imagination and passionately fond of poetry, zealous in maintaining their rights and liberty, but loyal and fond of their King and Country.John Smith - A System of Modern Geography: Or, the Natural and Political History of the Present State of the World, Volume 2 - Sherwood Neely and Jones, 1811
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles; he bullies you on manly principles; he supportshiskingon loyal principles and cuts off hishead on republican principles.George Bernard Shaw
It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the by-laws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members.1942 One Man's Meat,'One Man's Meat'.
I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends; it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry. If you are going to be a great patriot, i.e., loyal to any existing order of government (not one who wishes to destroy the existing for something better), you want to be killed early if your life and works won't stink.ernest hemingway
The zealot Hess, before succumbing to wanderlust [flew to Scotland in May 1941], was the engineer tending the party machinery, passing orders and propaganda down to the Leadership Corps, supervising every aspect of party activities, and maintaining the organization as a loyal and ready instrument of power.rudolf hess
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
To the free man, the country is the collection of individuals who compose it, not something over and above them. He is proud of a common heritage and loyal to common traditions. But he regards government as a means, an instrumentality, neither a grantor of favors and gifts, nor a master or god to be blindly worshipped and served.Milton Friedman
Think about this some of us actively fighting to remove Saddam Hussein don't agree with the cause themselves, but they're doing their duty. And it is our duty as loyal Americans to shut up once the fighting begins, unless unless facts prove the operation wrong, as was the case in Vietnam.Bill O'Reilly
As the base rhetorician uses language to increase his own power, to produce converts to his own cause, and to create loyal followers of his own person so the noble rhetorician uses language to wean men away from their inclination to depend on authority, to encourage them to think and speak clearly, and to teach them to be their own masters.thomas szasz
He too, liked his party, and was fond of loyal men; but he had learned at last that all loyalty must be built on a basis of self-advantage. Patriotism may exist without it, but that which Erie called loyalty in politics was simply devotion to the side which a man conceives to be his side, and which he cannot leave without danger to himself.Anthony Trollope
Dialectical logic is loyal to the contradictions, not by the reasoning of “on the one hand and the other” but by tracing the contradictions to their fractured source.Russell Jacoby, Social Amnesia (1975), p. 60
A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.David A. Bednar, in Lesson 159: The Family: A Proclamation to the World, Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Seminary Teacher Manual, 2013
I saw mage Merlin, whose vast wit And hundred winters are but as the hands Of loyal vassals toiling for their liege.Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Idylls of the King, The Coming of Arthur
The King, observing with judicious eyes The state of both his universities, To Oxford sent a troop of horse, and why? That learned body wanted loyalty; To Cambridge books, as very well discerning How much that loyal body wanted learning.Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, The Observer, 2 November 1980. Bloomsbury Thematic Dictionary of Quotations. Bloomsbury Publishing. 1997. . Retrieved 3 December 2009.
The miserly one is never restful; the envious is never pleased; the grumbler is never loyal; the liar has no conscience.Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.446-450