Somehow Remaining Loyal

Sunday, February 7, 2021 – Somehow Remaining Loyal

Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong. ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

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 Tecumseh Sherman

Patriotism has no appeal to us; justice has. Party has no weight with us; principle has. Loyalty is meaningless; it depends on what one is loyal to. ~ A. Philip Randolph

In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. ~ Charles de Gaulle

If a man asks me for my loyalty, I will give him my honesty. If a man asks me for my honesty, I will give him my loyalty! ~ John Boyd

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise. ~ Hannah Arendt

All Party members, service personnel, and other people should turn out as one with ardent loyalty to the Party and extraordinary patriotic zeal, and demonstrate the spirit and mettle of Korea that is rushing forward towards final victory racing against time. ~ Kim Jong-un

Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards. ~ Neil Kinnock

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, The Fall

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow’s joy is possible only if today’s makes way for it, that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one. ~ Andre Gide

Men are only as loyal as their options. ~ Bill Maher

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. ~ Tennessee Williams

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. ~ Arthur Miller

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal? ~ Jean Renoir

I don’t care a damn about men who are loyal to the people who pay them, to organizations. I don’t think even my country means all that much. There are many countries in our blood, aren’t there, but only one person. Would the world be in the mess it is if we were loyal to love and not to countries? ~ Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it… ~ Mark Twain

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

It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members. ~ E. B. White

Toto did not really care whether he was in Kansas or the Land of Oz so long as Dorothy was with him; but he knew the little girl was unhappy, and that made him unhappy too. ~ L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

There is no friend as loyal as a book. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Mr. Trump is more than just a boss to those of us who have been fortunate enough to be close to him, both professionally and personally. He’s more like a patriarch, a mentor. These qualities make him very endearing to me, which is why I am so fiercely loyal to him and committed to protecting him at all costs. ~ Michael D. Cohen

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. ~ Robert Benchley

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, All Creatures Great and Small

My dear boy, the people who only love once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect – simply a confession of failures. ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

I’ll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty. ~ Samuel Goldwyn

Unlike the puerile loyalty to a conviction, loyalty to a friend is a virtue, perhaps the only virtue, the last remaining one. ~ Milan Kundera, Encounter

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

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ Confucius

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. ~ E. M. Forster

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, Confessions of a Barbarian