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25 Loyalty Quotes That Will Help You Build Stronger Relationships

25 Loyalty Quotes That Will Help You Build Stronger Relationships

Loyalty is a rare trait that we always seek in others. Here are 25 loyalty quotes that will help you build stronger relationships.

Whether we’re talking about family, friends, or romantic relationships, everyone seeks loyalty in others. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to form bonds that stand the test of time.

Loyalty is the ultimate test of any relationship -- both romantic and platonic.

It's what keeps people together in times of trouble and what makes them stand by each other through thick and thin.

Today, we will explore the concept of loyalty through a series of "loyalty quotes" and "quotes about loyalty" from famous writers, thinkers, athletes, and figures from history.

We will also delve into the idea of "one hundred percent loyalty" and how to cultivate it in our love and friendship relationships.

People demand it, but true loyalty, just like respect, is something that should be earned.

"Loyalty is a two-way street. If I'm asking for it from you, then you're getting it from me."

Harvey Specter

However, you can always be tricked into misplacing your own loyalty. In an ideal world, we should be able to trust the few people closest to us, to love and be loved back. Yet, we sometimes give the best we’ve got to people who ultimately betray us.

Maybe you fall in love with the wrong person, trust a friend with a secret or expect a family member to be there simply because they’re family. Sometimes people will fail you and it will hurt, but it’ll serve as a life lesson nonetheless.

Everyone gets to experience betrayal at one point in their life -- it’s how we learn the true meaning of loyalty and how to choose more carefully the ones we give it to.

One Hundred Percent Loyalty

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When we talk about "one hundred percent loyalty," we are referring to complete and unwavering loyalty -- regardless of the circumstances. It's easy to be loyal when things are going well, but it's much harder to remain loyal when things get tough.

That's when true loyalty is tested, and that's when it matters most.

Cultivating One Hundred Percent Loyalty

Cultivating one hundred percent loyalty requires a lot of effort and dedication. It means being honest and transparent with your loved ones, even when it's difficult. It means standing up for them when they need you most, and it means being there for them through thick and thin.

Human Weaknesses

Human weaknesses can often get in the way of loyalty.

We are all flawed, and we all make mistakes. But it's how we deal with those mistakes that determine whether or not we are loyal.

If we own up to our mistakes and take responsibility for them, we can build trust and loyalty with our loved ones. But if we deny our mistakes or try to shift the blame onto others, we will erode that trust and loyalty.

Loyal Completely

Being a good friend means being loyal completely. It means being there for your friends when they need you most, and it means standing up for them even when it's difficult. It also means being honest with them, even when the truth hurts.

Here Are 25 Loyalty Quotes That Will Help You Build Stronger Relationships:

  • "If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness." — ELBERT HUBBARD
  • The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other." — MARIO PUZO
  • "Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." — J. R. R. TOLKIEN
  • "The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings." — ALBERT SCHWEITZER

"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. [...] But if you shake my hand, that’s for life."


  • "Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have." — ERNIE BANKS
  • "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
  • "Loyal companions are an unequaled grace, stanching fear before it bleeds you numb, a reliable antidote for creeping despair." — DEAN KOONTZ
  • "The whole point of loyalty was not to change: stick with those who stuck with you." — LARRY MCMURTRY
  • "My whole thing is loyalty. Loyalty over royalty; word is bond." — FETTY WAP
  • "Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living." — JOSIAH ROYCE
  • "Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard." — CONFUCIUS

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Cicero Loyalty Quotes
  • "Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty." — CICERO
  • "Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice." — WOODROW T. WILSON
  • "Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point." — MARTIN LUTHER

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


  • "Where there is loyalty, weapons are of no use." — PAULO COELHO

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  • "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
  • "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

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  • "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
  • "The whole point of loyalty was not to change: stick with those who stuck with you." — LARRY MCMURTRY
  • "The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty." — ZIG ZIGLAR

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  • "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
  • "A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out." — GARY MOORE

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


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