It’s a good sign but rare instance when, in a relationship, you find that the more you learn about the other person, the more you continue to desire them. A sturdy bond delights in that degree of youthful intrigue. Love loves its youth.
My dear Gorgas,
Instead of being simply satisfied to make friends and draw your pay, it is worth doing your duty, to the best of your ability, for duty’s sake; and in doing this, while the indolent sleep, you may accomplish something that will be of real value to humanity.
Your good friend, Reed
Dr. Walter Reed encouraging Dr. William Gorgas who went on to make history eradicating Yellow Fever in Havana, 1902 and Panama, 1906, liberating the entire North American continent from centuries of Yellow Fever epidemics.
Respect is earned.
Honesty is appreciated.
Trust is gained.
Loyalty is returned.
Loyalty, respect for authority and some degree of sanctification create a more binding social order that places some limits on individualism and egoism.
How Many Marriages Would Be Better If the Husband and the Wife Clearly Understood That They’re On the Same Side?
His loyalty, so fierce and unwavering, makes my eyes water and heart ache.
He who writes is the martyr, seen through the eyes of the unsuspecting doll.
Some people treat
loyalty as a lamp:
they think, they can
just switch it on/off
you won’t notice
Some say loyalty inspires boundless hope. And while that may be, there is a catch. True loyalty takes years to build… and only seconds to destroy.
But because day at her dawning hours hath so bewitched me, must I yet love her when glutted with triumph she settles to garish noon? . . . Who dares call me turncoat, who do but follow now as I have followed this rare wisdom all my days: to love the sunrise and the sundown and the morning and the evening star.