Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Fidelity is seven-tenths of business success.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere man.
People who love only once in their lives are. . . shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.
They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.
A good government implies two things: fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly, a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained.
Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.
An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.
Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect -- simply a confession of failures.
What a fuss people make about fidelity! Why, even in love it is purely a question for physiology. It has nothing to do with our own will. Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot: that is all one can say.
Another of our highly prized virtues is fidelity. We are immensely pleased with ourselves when we are faithful.
The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.
No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity.
Thou givest life and love for Greece and Right: I will stand by thee lest thou shouldst be weak, Not weak of soul.--I will but hold in sight Thy marvelous beauty.--Here is She you seek!
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it. [Lat., Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.]
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