Grimms' Fairy Tales
by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Grimms' Fairy Tales Loyalty Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Tale.Page)
However, because it was so difficult to find them and everything went so slowly, he sat down on a stone and began to weep. While he was sitting on the stone and weeping, the king of the ants whose life he had once saved came along with five thousand ants, and it did not take long before the little creatures had gathered the pearls together and stacked them in a pile." (The Queen Bee.233)
Friendly animals repay their debts. So quit stepping on ants.
The king was horrified when he heard that he himself would have to kill his precious children. He recalled, nevertheless, the great fidelity of Faithful Johannes and how he had died for him. (Faithful Johannes)
Faithfulness. Totally worth killing your kids for.
One day Reginer said to her, "Dear sister, I want to paint your picture so that I may always see you before my eyes. My love for you is so great that I want to see you constantly." (The White Bride and the Black Bride.440)
Okay, this line's kind of creepy, but it's still touching. And creepy. Brother-sister relationships are generally benevolent in these tales, though, so let's not go too far down the rabbit hole.