C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me.

Lord Thurlow.

Now let us sing, long live the king.


  • The first great work (a task performed by few)
  • Is that yourself may to yourself be true.
  • Wentworth Dillon.

    With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.

    Abraham Lincoln.

    We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

    Thomas Jefferson.

    Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.

    Stephen Decatur.

    Not that I loved Cæsar less, but that I loved Rome more.


    We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the American flag, and keep step to the music of the Union.

    Rufus Choate.

  • To thine own self be true,
  • And it must follow, as the night the day,
  • Thou canst not then be false to any man.
  • Shakespeare.

  • Master, go on, and I will follow thee,
  • To the last gasp, with truth and loyalty.
  • Shakespeare.

  • Wake in our breast the living fires,
  • The holy faith that warmed our sires;
  • Thy hand hath made our Nation free;
  • To die for her is serving Thee.
  • O. W. Holmes.

    Loyalty to God is alone fundamental. Feelings, words, deeds, must be beads strung on the string of duty. Let the world tell you in a hundred ways what your life is for. Say you ever and only, “Lo, I come to do Thy will, O my God.” Out of that dutiful root grows the beautiful life, the life radically and radiantly true to God—the only life that can be lived in both worlds.

    Maltbie Babcock.