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  • "The primary rule of business success is loyalty to your employer. That's all right as a theory. What is the matter with loyalty to yourself?"
    Mark Twain (18351910), US writer
    Source: Quoted in East Valley Tribune (2000)
  • "I walk into all these organizations, and I'm always puzzled when I realize that people still want to be there. Most people really want to love their organizations. We need that level of commitment … Yet organizations have done very little to deserve that kind of staying-power."
    Walter Wriston (19192005), US banker
    Source: Interview with Scott London, US National Public Radio (November 1996)
  • "Forget loyalty. Or at least loyalty to one's corporation. Try loyalty to your Rolodex—your network—instead."
    Tom Peters (1942–), US management consultant and author
    Source: Economist (London) (1996)
  • "Today professionalism is almost a byword for loyalty towards personal mercenary aims. Yet no great achievement is ever possible without a focus of loyalty which transcends the individual self."
    S. K. Chakraborty (1957–), Indian academic
    Source: Management by Values: Towards Cultural Congruence (1991)
  • "What job is worth the enormous psychic cost of following a leader who values loyalty in the narrowest sense."
    Warren Bennis (1925–), US educator and writer
    Source: On Becoming a Leader (1989)
  • "Loyalty saves the wear and tear of making daily decisions as to what is best to do."
    Thomas J. Watson, Sr (18741956), US founder and president of IBM
    Source: Quoted in Think (William Rogers, 1972)
  • "Almost all our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation."
    W. H. Auden (19071973), US poet
    Source: The Dyers Hand (1963)
  • "What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong."
    Lord Melbourne (William Lamb) (17791848), British prime minister
    Source: Quoted in Lord M (David Cecil, 1954), vol. 2
  • "Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than money."
    Robert H. Jackson (18921954), US jurist
    Source: “United States v. Wunderlich” (1951)
  • "Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on a dunghill."
    Richard Aldington (18921962), British poet and novelist
    Source: The Colonel's Daughter (1931)
  • "Make yourself necessary to someone."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882), US essayist, lecturer, and poet
    Source: The Conduct of Life (1860)

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