loyalty

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on america, birth, brothers, christ, daughters, freedom, heart, hope, inspiration, loyalty, sons, spirit, and work

America experiences a new birth of freedom in her sons and daughters; she incarnates the spirit of her martyred chief. Their loyalty is repledged; their devotion renewed to the work He left unfinished. My heart throbs anew in the hope that inspired by the example of Lincoln, imbued with the spirit of Christ, they will cast down the last barrier to perfect freedom. And I with my brother of blackest hue possessing at last my rightful heritage and holding my head erect, may stand beside the Saxon - a Negro - and yet a man!

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: The Negro and the Constitution (in The Cornellian, May 1944)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on loyalty and soul

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

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Inscription beneath his bust in the Hall of Fame.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on friendship, loyalty, money, nature, and passion

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on idleness, loyalty, manners, mind, nature, and nobility

For manners are not idle, but the fruit Of loyal nature, and of noble mind.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King, Guinevere

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A Quote by Joseph Fort Newton on anger, citizenship, country, cynicism, debate, good, history, hope, idealism, interest, justice, loyalty, men, personality, personality, principles, service, spirit, and sympathy

In his capacity as an American citizen, each man of our Craft will do what seems to him wise and just and right and to the best interest of his country; but let us hope and pray that no echo of angry debate may be heard in any Lodge of Masons . . . lest we injure what is priceless. . . . By the same token, the men who stand out in our history, to whom we pay the highest homage, are the men of personality, principle and ideals, who, combining sympathy and good will with unbending loyalty to great truths, defied the cynical spirit and wrought disinterestedly for the common good. By as much as Masonry creates such men and endows them with moral ideals, by so much does it render its highest service to the country and the Craft.

Joseph Fort Newton (1878 - 1950)

Source: The Philalethes, August 1999, published byThe Philalethes Society

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on loyalty

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Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John A. Hannah on change, citizenship, life, loyalty, nations, needs, and rules

No citizen of this nation is worthy of the name unless he bears unswerving loyalty to the system under which he lives, the system that gives him more benefits than any other system yet devised by man. Loyalty leaves room to change the system when need be, but only under the ground rules by which we Americans live.

John A. Hannah

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on history, ideas, life, literature, and loyalty

In all literary history there is no such figure as Dante, no such homogeneousness of life and works, such loyalty to ideas, such sublime irrecognition of the unessential.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. Dante.

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on children, common sense, control, decisions, desires, facts, friendship, goals, good, harmony, humor, idealism, integrity, life, love, loyalty, needs, parenthood, security, sense of humor, stability, time, truth, understandin

Hoover, of the FBI, explained that juvenile delinquents seldom come from homes in which: Parents try to understand their children and find time to cultivate their friendship and love. Parents of integrity face facts and live by the truth. Parents live within their means and give their children examples in thrift, security, and stability. Parents are industrious and teach their children that most of life's good things come only from hard work. Parents have worthwhile goals in life and seek to have their children join them in their attainment. Parents have common sense , a capacity for friendship and a sense of humor. Parents live in harmony with each other and do not quarrel in presence of their children Parents have ideals and a compelling urge to serve rather than to be served. Parents are unswervingly loyal to their own children, but can express righteous indignation and chastise them when necessary. Parents decisions are controlled, not by what their children desire, but by what they need.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on accuracy, change, courage, cowardice, ethics, facts, falsehood, fidelity, honesty, life, love, loyalty, persistence, science, theft, and truth

Granted the endless variations of moral customs, still the essential standards persist. As in a scientific laboratory, all else may change but the standards are unalterable- disinterested love of truth, fidelity to facts, accuracy in measurement, exactness of verification-so, in life as a whole, the towering ethical criteria remain unshaken. Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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