“Most men find it difficult to remain true to a single woman, but relatively easy to be true to three or four at the same time.”
"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
"For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter."
Marie de France
"But faithfulness can feed on suffering,
And knows no disappointment."
“Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful."
Marquis De Sade
"Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal."
“It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.”
"It is more difficult for a man to be faithful to his mistress when he is favored than when he is ill treated by her."
"His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles;
His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate;
His tears, pure messengers sent from his heart;
His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth."
"Fidelity: A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed."
"Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy-gifts fading away!
Thou would'st still be ador'd, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
And, around the dear ruin, each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still!"
"I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion."
"Pure as the snow the summer sun--
Never at noon hath look 'd upon--
Deep, as is the diamond wave,
Hidden in the desert cave--Changeless, as the greenest leaves
Of the wreath the cypress weaves--
Hopeless, often, when most fond--
Without hope or fear beyond
Its own pale fidelity--
And this woman's love can be."
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
"I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting."
"The hood-winked husband shows his anger, and the word jealous is flung in his face. Jealous husband equals betrayed husband. And there are women who look upon jealousy as synonymous with impotence, so that the betrayed husband can only shut his eyes, powerless in the face of such accusations."
J. August Strindberg
"I've fallen in love many times... always with you."
"It is better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be."
"Some people say Liz and I are whores, but we are saints. We do not hide our loves hypocritically, and when in love, we are loyal and faithful to our men."
"The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace."
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
Winnie the Pooh
“The best way to keep loyalty in a man's heart is to keep money in his purse.”
“People who love only once in their lives are. . . shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.”
“Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.”
"What a fuss people make about fidelity! Why, even in love it is purely a question for physiology. It has nothing to do with our own will. Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot: that is all one can say."
"Confirm'd then I resolve,
Adam shall share with me in bliss or woe:
So dear I love him, that with him all deaths
I could endure, without him live no life."
"My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, both are infinite."
“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans”
"Joy - love smiling
Peace - love resting
Patience - love waiting
Kindness - love showing itself sensitive to others' feelings
Goodness - love making allowances
Faithfulness - love proving constant
Gentleness - love yielding
Self-control - love triumphing over selfish inclinations "
"An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't."
“I don't think there are any men who are faithful to their wives.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
"Yes!--still I love thee: Time, who sets
His signet on my brow,
And dims my sunken eye, forgets,
The heart he could not bow;--
Where love, that cannot perish, grows
For one, Alas! that little knows
How love may sometimes last;
Like sunshine wasting in the skies
When clouds are overcast."
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV