Best Loyal Friends Quotes

Loyal Friends Quotes

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

2. “We are sure to get opportunities as we show ourselves capable of being trusted.” — Roy L. Smith

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

4. “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” — Confucius

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

6. “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

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

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

9. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.” — Abraham Lincoln

10. “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

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

12. “Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.”  Sinclair B. Ferguson

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

14. “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

15. “Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down.” — Grace Murray Hopper

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

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

18. “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

19. “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

20. “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

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

22. “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

23. “Don’t make any promises that you can’t keep.” — Ann Marie Aguilar

24. “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

25. “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

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

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

28. “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

29. “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

30. “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

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

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

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

34. “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

35. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” — Anthony Robbins

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

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

38. “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

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

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

41. “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

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

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

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

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

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

47. “Loyalty is the pledge of truth to oneself and others.” — Ada Velez-Boardley

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

49. “Loyalty to the nation all the time, loyalty to the government when it deserves it.” — Mark Twain

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

51. “True friendship never questions what it costs you.” — Stephen Richards

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

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

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

55. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

56. “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

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

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

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

60. “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.” — William Hutchison Murray

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

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

63. “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

64. “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

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

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66. “If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?” — Meghan Markle

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

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

69. “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

70. “It’s always too early to quit.”  Norman Vincent Peale

71. “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

72. “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

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

74. “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

75. “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

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

77. “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

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

79. “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

80. “True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” — Sadhu Vaswani

81. “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

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

83. “[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

84. “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

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

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86. “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

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

88. “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

89. “Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything.” — Neil Strauss

90. “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

91. “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

92. “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

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

94. “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

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

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

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

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

99. “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

100. “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

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

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

103. “Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.” — Zig Ziglar

104. “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

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

106. “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” — Peter F. Drucker

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

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

109. “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

110. “We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.” — Che Guevara

111. “There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” — Tony Robbins

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

113. “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

114. “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

115. “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.

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