Loyalty quotes are popular because they help people feel more confident and self – assured. Loyalty may be one of the most important traits you may have as a family member, friend, leader, or anyone. Having this quality in your own life is a desirable feature that may gain you acclaim and respect, and receiving it from others can make you feel more secure and loved. And don’t just take our word for it—check out these loyalty quotes.

Inspiring Loyalty Quotes

“[My mom told me] to always be loyal and treat someone how you want to be treated. Find someone that you can love and that’s going to be your best friend.”

Paris Hilton

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

English Proverb

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

William Shakespeare

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them.”

Jim Morrison

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”


“A healthy loyalty is not passive and complacent, but active and critical.”

Harold Laski

“A person who deserves my loyalty receives it.”

Joyce Maynard

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

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

Arnold H. Glasgow

“Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.”

Zig Ziglar

“And the strongest trust is built by the smallest actions, the keeping of the little promises. It is the constant truthfulness, the continued dependability, the remembrance of minor things, which most inspire confidence and faith.”

Walter Wangerin Jr.

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

Misty Copeland

“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

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

Bindi Irwin

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


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

Stephen Covey

“Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter.”

Edward Abbey

Inspiring Loyalty Quotes

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”


“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

“Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.”

Marica Wieder

“Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.”

Cheryl Cole

“Courage and kindness, loyalty, truth, and helpfulness are always the same and always needed.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Don’t count your friends — count on them.”

Frank K. Sonnenberg

“Don’t make any promises that you can’t keep.”

Ann Marie Aguilar

“Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.”

Harvey Mackay

“Exceeding expectations is where satisfaction ends and loyalty begins.”

Ron Kaufman

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”

J.R.R. Tolkien.

“Falling in love was simple; one had only to yield. Digesting another person, however, and sustaining love, was bloody work, and not a soft job.”

Hanif Kureishi

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”

Thomas Hudson Jones

“Friendship and loyalty shouldn’t come in the way of casting.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.”

Bill Blackman

“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”


“Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.”

Taylor Lautner.

“Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.”

Summer Altice

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

Carrol Bryant

“I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.”

Jerry Lewis

“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

Inspiring Loyalty Quotes

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

Helen Keller

“If by my life or death I can protect you, I will.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“If I’m going to play, it’s going to be 100-percent commitment.”

Brett Favre

“If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.”

Elbert Hubbard

“If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”

Madeleine L’Engle

“If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?”

Meghan Markle

“If you assume that the new – and simply because it’s new – is always to be better than the old, chances are you’ve never known anything valuable.”

Criss Jami

“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

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is better to be faithful than famous.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Inspiring Loyalty Quotes

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”

Zig Ziglar

“It’s always too early to quit.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

Marlene Dietrich

“Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down.”

Grace Murray Hopper

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Love grows from stable relationships, shared experience, loyalty, devotion, trust.”

Richard Wright.

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

Lydia McLaughlin

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”

Ann Landers

“Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.”

Sinclair B. Ferguson

“Love often wears a mask in order to test loyalty.”

Minna Antrim

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

Dean Koontz

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

Ernie Banks

“Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the center of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal.”

Maurice R. Franks

“Loyalty is a 24-hour proposition, 24/7. It’s not a part-time job.”

Jonathan Moyo

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

Ellen J. Barrier

“Loyalty is a continuous phenomenon, you don’t score points for past action.”

Natasha Pulley

“Loyalty is a decision, a resolution of the soul.”

Pascal Mercier

“Loyalty is my motto. When I give my word, you can trust me.”

Philippa Gregory

“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

“Loyalty is the pledge of truth to oneself and others.”

Ada Velez-Boardley

“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

“Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Loyalty isn’t grey. It’s black and white. You’re either loyal completely, or not loyal at all.”


Inspiring Loyalty Quotes

“Loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I’ll like it or not. Disagreement, at this state, stimulates me. But once a decision is made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.”

General Colin Powell

“Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.”

Woodrow Wilson

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

Mark Twain

“Loyalty. Is it something only dogs know? When I think of it, I wonder if I would rather have it than love. Whereas love is often an over-used word and an unpredictable feeling, the other is nothing but dependability.”

Donna Lynn Hope

“Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Marriage is not the end of romance, it is the beginning. They know that they have years in which to deepen their connection, to experiment, to regress, and even to fail. They see their relationship as something alive and ongoing, not a fait accompli.”

Esther Perel

“Marriage is those two thousand indistinguishable conversations, chatted over two thousand indistinguishable breakfasts, where intimacy turns like a slow wheel. How do you measure the worth of becoming that familiar to somebody—so utterly well known and so thoroughly ever-present that you become an almost invisible necessity, like air?”

Elizabeth Gilbert

“My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.”

Taylor Swift

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

Fetty Wap

“No more important duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.”

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

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


“Now everyone dreams of a love faithful and true, but you and I know what this world can do. So let’s make our steps clear so the other may see. And I’ll wait for you…should I fall behind wait for me.”

Bruce Springsteen

“Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can’t but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity…. Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity.”

Eric Felten

“Real love has little to do with falling. It’s a climb up the rocky face of a mountain, hard work, and most people are too selfish or too scared to bother. Very few reach the critical point in their relationship that summons the attention of the light and the dark, that place where they will make a commitment to love no matter what obstacles-or temptations- appear in their path.”

Stacey Jay

“Reliability is a most wonderful virtue. We should cultivate it. We should be consistent about the things we do, so that others will know they can count on us. But more important, we want to be able to count on ourselves. The greatest pain is to have to disappoint one’s self.”

Sterling W. Sill

“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

“Some make light of decisions, arguing that all possible decisions will occur. In such a world, how could one be responsible for his actions? Others hold that each decision must be considered and committed to, that without commitment there is chaos. Such people are content to live in contradictory worlds, so long as they know the reason for each.”

Alan Lightman

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

Claudia Gray

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

Tony Robbins

“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”

Martina Navratilova

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Zig Ziglar

“The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.”

Michael Jordan

Inspiring Loyalty Quotes

“The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.”

Rensis Likert

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”

Elisabeth Foley

“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.”

Anthony Robbins

“The only people I owe my loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs.”


“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

Vince Lombardi

“The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt.”

Rollo May

“The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.”


“The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.”

Norman Thomas

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.”

Mario Puzo

“The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them.”

Steve Hall

“The whole point of loyalty was not to change: stick with those who stuck with you.”

Larry McMurtry

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

Ernest Hemingway

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

Jane Austen

“There is one element that is worth its weight in gold and that is loyalty. It will cover a multitude of weaknesses.”

Philip Armour

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses – only results.”

Ken Blanchard

“There’s always a way – if you’re committed.”

Tony Robbins

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

Jennifer Aniston

“They say that people are innately afraid of those who need them, they say that people are afraid of ‘clingy-ness,’ afraid of attachment, afraid of being needed by another. But I beg to disagree. I believe that people, when looking at someone who is needy of them, see themselves and see their own fears and they go away because they can’t handle those fears; it’s their own neediness that they’re afraid of! They’re afraid to want and to need, because they’re afraid of loss and of losing, so when they see these things in another, that’s when they run away. Nobody is actually running away from other people; everybody is really running away from themselves!”

C. JoyBell

“Those who don’t know the value of loyalty can never appreciate the cost of betrayal.”


“To have a caring and committed heart toward someone—a heart so firm in its devotion as to sooner stop beating than neglect the object of its desire despite the person’s state of health, appearance, reputation, finances, troubles, or challenges — that, dear world, is love. It is a rare find.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

“True friendship never questions what it costs you.”

Stephen Richards

“True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.”

Sadhu Vaswani

“True loyalty is proven not proclaimed.”

Craig Groeschel

Inspiring Loyalty Quotes

“Trust is a big word for me. Loyalty and trust, for me, are everything. It’s the core of what I’m about and what the people around me hopefully are about. It’s a certain thing that gives you a sense of security.”

Tommy Mottola

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”

Peter F. Drucker

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

Josiah Royce

“Unlike the puerile loyalty to a conviction, loyalty to a friend is a virtue — perhaps the only virtue, the last remaining one.”

Milan Kundera

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.”

William Hutchison Murray

“Very often the test of one’s allegiance to a cause or to a people is precisely the willingness to stay the course when things are boring, to run the risk of repeating an old argument just one more time, or of going one more round with a hostile or (much worse) indifferent audience.”

Christopher Hitchens

“We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.”

G.K. Chesterton

“We are sure to get opportunities as we show ourselves capable of being trusted.”

Roy L. Smith

“We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”

Cornel West

“We’ll have another little chat soon, when you’ve had time to think things over and decided where your loyalties lie.”

Severus Snape

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

David Mamet

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

Vanessa Marcil

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

Andy Andrews

“When you have things that are very important to you in life, when there are things you want to do and be – that takes work. It takes work to show up for your own story and show up for the dream and vision you have for yourself.”

Kerry Washington

“When you invest in yourself, you have instant credibility with your biggest critic…you! As soon as you let doubt creep in—you lose that investment. Make a daily commitment to assess your worth with positive affirmations and watch your investment grow.”

C.Toni Graham

“When you see couples in long-term relationships and you see them go through good times and bad times, you realize it’s about being committed enough and loving your partner enough to hang in there regardless.”

Candace Cameron Bure

“When you’re part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they’d do the same for you.”

Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra

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

Martin Luther

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

Paulo Coelho

“Wherever is love and loyalty, great purposes and lofty souls, even though in a hovel or a mine, there is fairyland.”

Charles Kingsley

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

Bryant H. McGill

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

Neil Strauss

“Without loyalty there can be no love. Without loyalty there can be no family. Without loyalty there can be no friendship. Without loyalty there can be no commitment to community or country. And without those things, there can be no society.”

Eric Felten

“Without trust, there can be no loyalty – and without loyalty, there can be no true growth.”

Fred Reichheld

“Women’s loyalty has to be earned with trust and affection, rather than barbaric rituals. The time has come to leave the old ways of suffering behind.”

Waris Dirie

“You cannot buy loyalty. You cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, and souls. You have to earn these things.”

Clarence Francis

“You don’t earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day-by-day.”

Jeffrey Gitomer

“You don’t love someone out of loyalty…nor out of sympathy, either.”

Jae Hee

“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.”

Elizabeth Taylor

“You have to be really loyal to the people that supported you when you were coming up.”

Sylvester Stallone.

“You’ll get back all right. I think so, anyway.”


“Your truest friends are the ones who will stand by you in your darkest moments–because they’re willing to brave the shadows with you–and in your greatest moments–because they’re not afraid to let you shine.”

Nicole Yatsonsky

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