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Infidelity Quotes

Rajib Singha Sep 30, 2018
Is infidelity a vice or a taboo, becoming a normal part of modern society? Know what some famous people have said about this in these quotes.
Infidelity is one of the major causes of ruined relationships in American couples. For most people, this behavior may be an unconscious part of their nature, something that is influenced by situational elements.
According to most experts, one major cause behind people committing infidelity is emotional dissatisfaction from their partners. After spending a few years together, most couples find themselves growing emotionally apart from each other; they feel a coldness building between them. An attempt to fill this emotional void, they engage in infidelity.
Other factors which equally contribute an individual's desire to cheat on their partners may include attraction (physical, emotional, financial or social), opportunity, genetic condition of high sexual drive, and risk taking behavior. The tendency of being unfaithful could also have a cultural influence to it. Here are some famous quotes about infidelity.
"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

"Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined."
- Katherine Anne Porter
"The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists."
- William Jennings Bryan
"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

"I think what destroys Hollywood marriages is our work schedule, not so much infidelity."
- Eva Longoria
"We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage."
- Albert Camus
"He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity."
- Maimonides

"When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us from fidelity."
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
"Four things does a reckless man gain who covets his neighbor's wife - demerit, an uncomfortable bed, thirdly, punishment, and lastly, hell."
- Seneca
"It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possess no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian."
- John Updike

"Because I've been on the receiving end of infidelity, I know how much it hurts."
- Rachel Hunter
"Write on my gravestone: "Infidel, Traitor.", infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people."
- Wendell Phillips
"Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, and daughters sometimes run off with the butler."
- Lord Byron

"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
"If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity."
- Jean Baudrillard
"Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does."
- Ambrose Bierce

"Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity."
- Edmund Burke
"'Infidel' is a term of reproach, which Christians and Mohammedans, in their modesty, agree to apply to those who differ from them."
- Thomas Henry Huxley
"I believe I should have been swept away by the flood of French infidelity, if it had not been for one thing, the remembrance of the time when my sainted mother used to make me kneel by her side, taking my little hands in hers, and caused me to repeat."
- John Randolph
Infidelity is an exhaustive subject that always falls short of words. And whether it is acceptable or not, depends on the perception of an individual. To conclude, here is one last thoughtful quote about it, "Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies." 
- Oscar Wilde