Infidelity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old infidelity quotes, infidelity sayings, and infidelity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, is much more common where the climate's sultry. Lord Byron
Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature -- and another woman to help him forget them. Helen Rowland
You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. But I tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so. Sir John Vanbrugh
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Robert Louis Stevenson
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. Isaac Bashevis Singer
The nurse of infidelity is sensuality. Lord David Cecil
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe. Thomas Paine
When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us from fidelity. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, and daughters sometimes run off with the butler. Lord Byron
The new infidelity is between people who unwittingly form deep, passionate connections before realizing that they've crossed the line from platonic friendship into romantic love. Infidelity is any emotional or sexual intimacy that violates trust. Shirley Glass
It's easy to deny the seriousness of an emotional affair but it can be extremely threatening to a marriage. Dr. Gail on MSNBC
Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home? Paul Newman
A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love. Marcel Proust
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. Oscar Wilde
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage. Albert Camus
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde
Never tell a loved one of an infidelity: you would be badly rewarded for your troubles. Although one dislikes being deceived, one likes even less to be undeceived. Ninon de Lenclos
You have heard it said, 'Do not commit adultery'. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27, Bible
Tis' my opinion that every man cheats in his own way, and he is only honest who is not discovered. Susannah Centlivre
Where cheating is, there's mischief there. William Blake
When I'm not near the girl I love, I love the girl I'm near. E.Y. Harburg
Unfaithfulness ought to extinguish love, and we should not be jealous when there is reason to be. Only those who give no grounds f or jealousy are worthy of it. Francois La Rochefoucauld
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness. Francois La Rochefoucauld
Infidelity in woman is a masculine trait Wendell Phillips
Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined. Katherine Anne Porter
People who are so dreadfully "devoted" to their wives are so apt, from mere habit, to get devoted to other people's wives as well. Jane Welsh Carlyle
Wise married women don't trouble themselves about infidelity in their husbands. Samuel Johnson
I don't want to sell myself short. You hurt your spouse, not so much by the infidelity, but by the negative feelings about yourself that you bring home. Michael Zaslow
Infidelity gives nothing in return for what it takes away. What, then, is it worth? Everything valuable as a compensating power. Not a blade of grass that withers, or the ugliest weed that is flung away to rot and die, but reproduces something. Thomas Chalmers
Infidelity, like death, admits of no degrees. Madame Delphine Gay de Girardin
Infidelity does not discriminate--it affects people of all races, all religions, and all genders and sexual orientations. It is an intensely emotional topic, and nearly every adult has been affected by it or knows someone who has. Scott Haltzman
Infidelity doesn't just touch people's lives, it sends shockwaves through their lives. Scott Haltzman
Infidelity is not about building relationship. It's about release. Scott Haltzman
Forgiveness is the final phase and brings closure to the affair. Forgiveness goes in both directions, and it important for couples whose marriage ends as well for those who resolve their issues and move ahead together. Emily M. Brown
Infidelity is a leading cause of divorce. Romantic betrayal can be so devastating that it leads to suicide, homicide, and other crimes of passion. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Infidelity exists in a context--in a couple and in a family with its own particular array of hopes and disappointments, triumphs and tragedies. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Infidelity can hit a family like a cluster bomb. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Cheating is an equal-opportunity enterprise, affecting people of all socioeconomic groups, races, religions, sexual orientations, and marital arrangements. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Cheating ends up wrecking multiple relationships and actually eroding our confidence and sense of self. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Cheaters may feel good when they cheat. They may even gain from it. But that seems beside the point. Cheating is unfair to others. And many do not know how to make it stop. Bonnie Szumski
Cheaters cheat for the same reason hey have always cheated. They want to do better than they deserve to. Many try to avoid responsibility for cheating. Bonnie Szumski
Both men and women cheat. However, men are more likely than women to cheat because it is our tendency to think we want more than we have in one woman. Kevin Rasberry
Cheating is the largest cause of divorce in world history, evolving over generations and remaining as relative to the time in which we live today, as it did in centuries part. Maxwell Billieo
This is not to say that there is no man for you, ladies, but simply to bring you to the reality that for true happiness, it's not just men who have to stop cheating on you; you also have to stop cheating yourself. Maxwell Billieo
Women are able ot get away with their cheating because no one suspects them. They are good mothers who are always at their kid's events. They are wives supporting their husbands. When outsiders see these women, they are happy, laughing and loving towards their family. These women are able to to get away with cheating because of this very perception. Terry Azzouz MA LPC LSOTP
Cheating can assist not just in living an unconventional life, but also in redeveloping your individuality and courage to end the current relationship and move one with confidence that you know what you want and have made the best decision for yourself. Marleen Marylin Mour
The act of cheating is something to be seriously considered and thoroughly thought over with trepidation and logic before committing. Marleen Marylin Mour
Men and women who have recently discovered that their partner is cheating report experiencing a whole range of emotions, including anger, fear, pain, and humiliation. Caroline Jackson
Cheating is an inescapable part of the human condition. Some of us are more comfortable that others acknowledging this fact, but it's still fact , plain and simple. Jessica Dorfman Jones
Cheating of any kind can be a moral dilemma for most people. Even so, it's much easier to rationalize small lie or lies of convenience, while the big ones can eat away at you. Jessica Dorfman Jones
All things being equal, the more individual free time people have the more likely they are to cheat. C.V. Conner
People with a dismissing style of attachment, are more likely to cheat. C.V. Conner
Infidelity is more common in relationships where people feel misunderstood, under appreciated and where fighting and bickering is common. C.V. Conner
Some people, due to their position in society, their beliefs about gender roles, and their cultural upbringing, believe that it is their right to cheat on their partners. C.V. Conner
Whether your goal is to save your marriage or divorce your unfaithful spouse, you need to keep a level head and develop good coping strategies. C.V. Conner
Cheat me once, you ought to be ashamed; cheat me twice, I ought to be ashamed. Evan Esar
Doubtless the pleasure is as great of being cheated, as to cheat. Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
Love is a game in which one always cheats. Honoré de Balzac
It was all a mistake / Now I've got yo fight to win your love back / I give this all it would take / Never meant to cheat behind your back. Ola Josiah
If you cheat now out of revenge, you might do things you could regret later. Francisco Bujan
When you cheat, you first say 'No' to your existing couple and 'Yes' to a new connection. Francisco Bujan
Cheating is anything that you would not do in front of your mate. Tonja Ayers
Emotional cheating can occur without physical cheating and is also harder to detect when no physical acts are taking place. Tonja Ayers
A cheating mate who has an emotional connection with another person ordinarily leaves their partner feeling betrayed when their emotional relationship is revealed. Tonja Ayers
Many marriages failed is due to broken vows and broken promises and when this lead to the downfall of a marriage; you may start to feel that you cannot trust others. Beatrice Ivory
Cheating is the ultimate form of betrayal of trust to the relationship that you are breaking the very reason why you are together. Gabriel Angelo
Cheating can be tricky. You can notice it from jump, or you may not see any changes at all. Sierra N. Smith
A typical man will cheat, because for some reason he thinks that he can get away with it. Sierra N. Smith
When a man is not ready to commit to you, he will most likely cheat. Sierra N. Smith
Women you know that if your significant other has cheated on you before chances are he will do it again. You cannot expect for him to avoid trying what he has gotten by with before a second time. Sierra N. Smith
Most people do not set out to cheat; their personal dissatisfaction gets the best of them. Chidi Asika-Enahoro
Many men succumb faster to temptation when they are married than committed women do even if they are desired. Chidi Asika-Enahoro
Most times, serial cheaters cheat with persons that are not as attractive or even in the same intellectual or social league as their life partners. Chidi Asika-Enahoro
A victim of infidelity can become completely overwhelmed with trying to figure out why their mate has been disloyal. Victims often become obsessed with attempting to find an answer when there could be several answers or none at all. Tonja Ayers
Cheaters come in all ages, shapes, sizes, and colors. They are not limited to a particular race, religion, or financial status. All types of people cheat. Rich ones, poor ones, ugly ones, pretty ones. fat ones, skinny ones, tall ones.. all types of people cheat. Tonja Ayers
Children whose parents cheated are frequently unable to enjoy a healthy relationship because they are plagued by a profound lack of trust, an attraction to partners who cheat, or a proclivity toward infidelity themselves. Ana Nogales
Whatever their age, children whose parents have been unfaithful are often pressured to become the caretaker of the betrayed parent, thus adding to the son's or daughter's emotional stress. Ana Nogales
When an adult child's family baggage includes lies, cheating, and the breaking of promises, they may have a particularly hard time navigating the rough waters of dating and marriage. Ana Nogales
Millions of adults and children are grappling with the emotional crises that parental infidelity ushers in. Ana Nogales
Infidelity is a fact of life in both the real and virtual worlds, and it often makes the headlines when powerful people are involved. Ana Nogales
There is one simple act of transgressions that can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity: an affair. Yet this extremely common act is poorly understood. Esther Perel
Affairs have a lot to teach us about relationships--what we expect, what we think we want, and what we feel entitled to. They offer a unique window into our personal and cultural attitudes about love, lust, and commitment. Esther Perel
Infidelity happens in good marriages, in bad marriages, and even when adultery is punishable by death. It happens in open relationships where extramarital sex is carefully negotiated beforehand. Esther Perel
Infidelity is one of the most destructive and common crises that couples face and one of the most difficult relationship problem to treat. Donald H. Baucom
Restoring trust and security in a marriage after infidelity is difficult enough, but it becomes even more challenging when the requisite skills of exchanging intimate feelings and negotiating the resolution of relationship conflicts are deficient. Donald H. Baucom