Cheating Sayings and Quotes

Cheating can quickly turn into a downward spiral. Not only will the guilt eat at you, each lie leads to another and eventually it will become impossible to keep track. It’s also hard to regain trust once caught. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about cheating.

The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.     

Stephen Covey

The first and worst of all, fraud is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.     

Pearl Bailey

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.     

Eric Hoffer

Cheating is easy. There's no swank to infidelity. To borrow against the trust someone has placed in you costs nothing at first. You get away with it, you take a little more and a little more until there is no more to draw on. Oddly, your hands should be full with all that taking but when you open them there's nothing there.     

Jeanette Winterson

Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.     

John D. MacDonald

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God.     

Johann Kaspar Lavater

I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating.     


Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.     

James E. Faust

One of the more challenging things in life is not being the guy who does the cheating, but not saying anything about it and going along with it.      

Dale Murphy

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.     

Samuel Johnson

To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Tis my opinion every man cheats in his own way, and he is only honest who is not discovered.     

Susannah Centlivre

When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.     

Cheryl Hughes

Those who cheat on their partners who are loyal to them; don't deserve them. It is a trashy attitude to disrespect a person who is loyal in a relationship, by cheating on him or her.     

Ellen J. Barrier

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well -he has changed his market -cart into a chariot of the sun.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating - on our taxes or on the football field.     

Dan Ariely

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths.     


If you succeed in cheating someone, don't think that the person is a fool. Realize that the person trusted you much, more than you deserve.     


Cheating is a sin, but honest cunning is simply prudence. It is a virtue. To be sure, it has a likeness to roguery, but that cannot be helped. He who has not learned to practice it is a fool.     

Giacomo Casanova

But human nature dictates that there will always be cheaters. That's inevitable. Where there's money involved and glory, there are going to be people that cheat, and there will always be ways to cheat.     

David Millar

People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.     

Carl Lewis

Some people have the innate ability to cheat artfully during dating, interviews....Once they're in, they completely change and become so different that they leave you wondering whether you have ever met them before.     

Assegid Habtewold

You didn't just cheat on me; you cheated on us. You didn't just break my heart; you broke our future.     

Steve Maraboli

A person consistently cheating himself only can dupe others     

Anuj Somany

Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.     

Samuel Butler

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.     

Tennessee Williams

If another woman steals your man, there's no better revenge than to let her keep him. Real men can't be stolen.     


Cheating on anyone is deeper than people realize, it destroys their outlook on love, their future relationships and peace within themselves.     


Cheating is the most disrespectful thing one human being can do to another. If you aren't happy in a relationship, end it before starting another one.     

Abhishek Tiwari

A real man doesn't have time to cheat because that man is too busy providing all of which a good woman deserves.     

Ritu Ghatourey

If you can't be committed to another person, at least be committed to the concept of character and don't cheat.     

Jerry Springer

Cheating is often more efficient.     

Jeri Ryan

He that will cheat at play, will cheat you any way     


Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.     


The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones.      

Cheryl Hughes

One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.     

Franz Kafka

A liar deceives himself more than anyone, for he believes he can remain a person of good character when he cannot.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

Do unto others what you want them to do to you. Don't deceive if you don't want to be deceived. Don't cheat if you don't want to be cheated. Relationship is mutual. This is the golden rule for all great connections!     

Israelmore Ayivor

If you are stupid enough to cheat, then definitely dumb enough to get caught.     

Aman Jassal

Cheating was easy, but impossible to go back to.     

Dean Osborne

Where cheating is, there's mischief there.     

William Blake

If he loves you he will not screw up what you have by cheating.