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Fidelity Quotes

Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion.

Author: Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)

Profession: British Poet

Matrimonial devotion doesn't seem to suit her notion.

Author: W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

Profession: British Librettist

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.

Author: Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)

Profession: Actor and Playwright, Born in St Petersburg, Russia

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.

Author: Ellen Key (1849-1926)

Profession: Swedish Author, Feminist

Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.

Author: Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872)

Profession: Italian Patriot, Writer

Fidelity is seven-tenths of business success.

Author: James Parton


Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Profession: British Poet

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. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect -- simply a confession of failures.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

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.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Another of our highly prized virtues is fidelity. We are immensely pleased with ourselves when we are faithful.

Author: Ida R. Wylie