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 (George Gordon) 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