(Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945), German Nazi leader. Formulated as the watchword of the S.S. Nazi elite, ch. 10, trans. by Hannah Arendt in The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951).
Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. 5, U.S. Government Printing Office (1946- 1948), gives an alternative translation: "My honor signifies faithfulness.")
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this worldand never will.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. paper, read in Hartford, Connecticut, 1884; repr. In Complete Essays, ed. Charles Neider (1963). "Consistency," (1923).
The first words of the statement were inscribed beneath Twain's bust in the Hall of Fame, New York University. Twain's real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.)
There is a feeling of loyalty to her which seems to compel me to indulge in mournful thoughts. Do not mistake. Relief is coming. I am more like myselfmore hopeful.
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 533, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Harriet Herron (December 26, 1889).
Written six months after his wife's death.)
The long discussions and painful arguments of adolescence and the fierce loyalties to teachers, heroes, and gurus during the teenage years are simply our children's struggles to ensure that the lifestyles and values they adopt are worthy of their allegiance.
(Neil Kurshan (20th century), U.S. Rabbi. Raising Your Child to Be a Mensch, ch. 4 (1987).)