Be Loyal To Those Who Trust You
Loyalty, according to Terence, is pure and perfect faith, never showing one thing for another. The Virtue of loyalty may be compared to the Cranes. They have a king and they all serve him with more loyalty than encountered in any other animal. At night, when they go to sleep, they placed their king in the middle and they surround him and they always send two or three among them to stand guard. And these, in order not to fall asleep, keep a foot up in the air, while the other stands on the ground. In the other foot which is is up they always hold a stone so that, should sleep surprise them, the stone would fall and they would feel it. And this they do out of loyalty to one another to protect their king and the other Cranes who sleep.
Seneca says: “He who loves faith cannot lose anything else.” Solomon says: “Many people are called pious, but you will not find many who are loyal.” Socrates says: “Be loyal to those who trust you and you are certain never have a bad end.” Juvenal says: “Everything on earth is praised by somebody, criticized by somebody else-but loyalty and truthfulness are praised by all.” Longinus says: “There are three ways whereby a man may become great: Being loyal, telling the truth and not thinking idle thoughts.”
I like Highland friend who will stand by me, not only when I am in the right, but when I am a little in the wrong.