73 Cheating Quotes on the True Impact of Betrayal

Cheating Quotes

There is no other betrayal from a partner quite like cheating. Heart wrenching, gut twisting and absolutely devastating. Wether you’ve been cheated on, or have worse than bad karma from cheating, these quotes show the true impact it has on the ones we love.

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Cheating Quotes

Don’t cheat if you don’t want to be cheated. A relationship is mutual. This is the golden rule for all great connections.

“Don’t cheat if you don’t want to be cheated. A relationship is mutual. This is the golden rule for all great connections.” – Israelmore Ayivor

People cheat when they are afraid. When there is no cost to being wrong or confessing ignorance, there is no reason to cheat or fake comprehension.

“People cheat when they are afraid. When there is no cost to being wrong or confessing ignorance, there is no reason to cheat or fake comprehension.” – Leah Hager Cohen

Cheats prosper until there are enough who bear grudges against them to make sure they do not prosper.

“Cheats prosper until there are enough who bear grudges against them to make sure they do not prosper.” – Peter Singer

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Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime.

“Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime.” – J.E.B. Spredemann

Cheating is very easy, try something more challenging like being faithful to yourself, dreams, and partner. After all, it is how responsible we are of ourselves, dreams, and partners that we get to mature and grow wiser and responsible.

“Cheating is very easy, try something more challenging like being faithful to yourself, dreams, and partner. After all, it is how responsible we are of ourselves, dreams, and partners that we get to mature and grow wiser and responsible.” – Kabelo Mabona

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be.

“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl S. Buck

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Cheaters don’t think cheating is wrong until they get cheated on.

“Cheaters don’t think cheating is wrong until they get cheated on.” – Sonya Parker

You cannot cheat others without first cheating yourself.

“You cannot cheat others without first cheating yourself.” – Dada J. P. Vaswani

Once someone cheats in the relationship, there’s no reason to stay. If they truly loved you they would’ve never cheated.

“Once someone cheats in the relationship, there’s no reason to stay. If they truly loved you they would’ve never cheated.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

Those who cheat on their partners who are loyal to them; don’t deserve them. It is a trashy attitude to disrespect a person who is loyal in a relationship, by cheating on him or her.

“Those who cheat on their partners who are loyal to them; don’t deserve them. It is a trashy attitude to disrespect a person who is loyal in a relationship, by cheating on him or her.” – Ellen J. Barrier

I can’t deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you.

“I can’t deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you.” – Taylor Swift

Cheating in a relationship is a sign of self-regulation failure. When it happens, it is a mistake. When it happens twice, it is unfortunate. But when it happens thrice or more, it is a pattern indicating primitive, uncivilized inhuman behavior.

“Cheating in a relationship is a sign of self-regulation failure. When it happens, it is a mistake. When it happens twice, it is unfortunate. But when it happens thrice or more, it is a pattern indicating primitive, uncivilized inhuman behavior.” – Abhijit Naskar

No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone’s eyes.

“No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone’s eyes.” – Paulo Coelho

One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.

“One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” – Al David

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

“It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.” – George Bernard Shaw

Cheating is a choice. Period.

“Cheating is a choice. Period.” – Charles J. Orlando

Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.

“Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.” – James E. Faust

The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.

“The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.” – William Faulkner

People generally didn’t cheat in good relationships.

“People generally didn’t cheat in good relationships.” – Emily Giffin

The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.

“The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.” – Margaret George

Are you a winner if you cheat?

“Are you a winner if you cheat?” – Frank Sonnenberg

If you think that your partner has been cheating, then take a look at their will. If a past lover is in there, then it is probable that some form of infidelity has occurred.

“If you think that your partner has been cheating, then take a look at their will. If a past lover is in there, then it is probable that some form of infidelity has occurred.” – Steven Magee

Because cheating is easier when we can justify our behavior, people often cheat in small amounts: We can come up with an excuse for stealing Post-It notes, but it is much more difficult to come up with an excuse for taking $10,000 from petty cash.

“Because cheating is easier when we can justify our behavior, people often cheat in small amounts: We can come up with an excuse for stealing Post-It notes, but it is much more difficult to come up with an excuse for taking $10,000 from petty cash.” – Dan Ariely

No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

“No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi

I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.

“I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.” – Angelina Jolie

Once a cheater, always a repeater.

“Once a cheater, always a repeater.” – Melissa Edwards

You know that when your partner deletes their messages to a past lover after being accused of cheating, then it is likely that they were being unfaithful in some way.

“You know that when your partner deletes their messages to a past lover after being accused of cheating, then it is likely that they were being unfaithful in some way.” – Steven Magee

I feel like everyone has been in a bitter situation, regardless whether it’s cheating or just not being over someone who is over you – you compare yourself to the next.

“I feel like everyone has been in a bitter situation, regardless whether it’s cheating or just not being over someone who is over you – you compare yourself to the next.” – Ella Mai

It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating – on our taxes or on the football field.

“It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating – on our taxes or on the football field.” – Dan Ariely

If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.

“If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.” – Ann Landers

Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki

The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.

“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” – Cheryl Hughes

Infidelity is mentally, emotionally, and physically painful to the betrayed spouse. Be gentle with yourself as you heal.

“Infidelity is mentally, emotionally, and physically painful to the betrayed spouse. Be gentle with yourself as you heal.” – Dr. Karen Finn

Seriously, if the bastards cheat on you, then they don’t deserve you anyway. If that’s a legit fear, then you probably shouldn’t be with them to begin with.

“Seriously, if the bastards cheat on you, then they don’t deserve you anyway. If that’s a legit fear, then you probably shouldn’t be with them to begin with.” – Kody Keplinger

Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.

“Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

Cheating during bouts has always existed.

“Cheating during bouts has always existed.” – Ritika Singh

There is no such thing as an affair that doesn’t mean anything.

“There is no such thing as an affair that doesn’t mean anything.” – Amanda Robson

When a man cheats, it is said it is because he is a dog. When a woman cheats, it is said it is because her man is a dog.

“When a man cheats, it is said it is because he is a dog. When a woman cheats, it is said it is because her man is a dog.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A cheating partner is a person who is either in bondage or isn’t loved the proper way.

“A cheating partner is a person who is either in bondage or isn’t loved the proper way.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

Men are more prone to cheating, definitely.

“Men are more prone to cheating, definitely.” – Blu Cantrell

Commitment is Circumstances.

“Commitment is Circumstances.” – Leju Thomas

I just know that I don’t want cheating. I refuse. I deepened myself but I don’t believe in myself because my thought is invented.

“I just know that I don’t want cheating. I refuse. I deepened myself but I don’t believe in myself because my thought is invented.” – Clarice Lispector

It might sound ordinary for a woman to find out her husband’s cheating on her, but not if you’re the woman and it’s your husband.

“It might sound ordinary for a woman to find out her husband’s cheating on her, but not if you’re the woman and it’s your husband.” – Melissa Bank

There is no justification for having an affair.

“There is no justification for having an affair.” – Shanola Hampton

Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.

“Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts

If you are going to trust a loved one, first learn to tolerate pain, because finally, your trust will bring you there.

“If you are going to trust a loved one, first learn to tolerate pain, because finally, your trust will bring you there.” – Mohammed Zaki Ansari

Cheating only thrills those who cannot see the beauty in faithfulness.

“Cheating only thrills those who cannot see the beauty in faithfulness.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.

“I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.” – Heidi Klum

Cheating is the most disrespectful thing one human being can do to another. If you aren’t happy in a relationship, end it before starting another one.

“Cheating is the most disrespectful thing one human being can do to another. If you aren’t happy in a relationship, end it before starting another one.” – Abhishek Tiwari

Don’t comfort me with a lie that hurts more than the truth ever could.

“Don’t comfort me with a lie that hurts more than the truth ever could.” – Mandy K

By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man.

“By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man.” – Immanuel Kant

Maybe the best things about celebrity are the things like being able to get that seat on the plane that you wouldn’t normally get, but that’s kind of like cheating.

“Maybe the best things about celebrity are the things like being able to get that seat on the plane that you wouldn’t normally get, but that’s kind of like cheating.” – David Duchovny

The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.

“The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.” – Stephen Covey

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?

“Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” – Leo Buscaglia

I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.

“I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” – Steve Maraboli

Cheating is an innate evolutionarily programmed desire, especially in men, but it is not a desire that cannot be controlled.

“Cheating is an innate evolutionarily programmed desire, especially in men, but it is not a desire that cannot be controlled.” – Abhijit Naskar

I’ve had friends who say that they would never forgive cheating, but then they fall in love, the guy cheats, and they forgive him. I don’t know what I would do.

“I’ve had friends who say that they would never forgive cheating, but then they fall in love, the guy cheats, and they forgive him. I don’t know what I would do.” – Josephine Langford

Even if the most ethical people were elected to high position and we ran out of resources, there would still be lying, cheating, stealing, and corruption. It is not ethical people that are needed but rather a way of intelligently managing the Earth’s resources for everyone’s well-being.

“Even if the most ethical people were elected to high position and we ran out of resources, there would still be lying, cheating, stealing, and corruption. It is not ethical people that are needed but rather a way of intelligently managing the Earth’s resources for everyone’s well-being.” – Jacque Fresco

Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.

“Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson

I know all about cheating. I’ve had six very successful marriages.

“I know all about cheating. I’ve had six very successful marriages.” – Bobby Heenan

If you can’t be committed to another person, at least be committed to the concept of character and don’t cheat.

“If you can’t be committed to another person, at least be committed to the concept of character and don’t cheat.” – Jerry Springer

One of the more challenging things in life is not being the guy who does the cheating, but not saying anything about it and going along with it.

“One of the more challenging things in life is not being the guy who does the cheating, but not saying anything about it and going along with it.” – Dale Murphy

Never cheat on someone that is good to you ,Karma is a bitch.

“Never cheat on someone that is good to you ,Karma is a bitch.” – Surgeo Bell

Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart.

“Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart.” – Toba Beta

You didn’t just cheat on me; you cheated on us. You didn’t just break my heart; you broke our future.

“You didn’t just cheat on me; you cheated on us. You didn’t just break my heart; you broke our future.” – Steve Maraboli

It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.

“It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

Cheating, disloyalty, unfaithfulness—they start out as little things justified by clever reasonings of the brain, but never do they fully convince the knowing heart.

“Cheating, disloyalty, unfaithfulness—they start out as little things justified by clever reasonings of the brain, but never do they fully convince the knowing heart.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Cheating tends to come up a lot in my songs. Betrayal fascinates me. I think the fact that you can trust someone so much and then they go against that has always plagued my writing for some reason.

“Cheating tends to come up a lot in my songs. Betrayal fascinates me. I think the fact that you can trust someone so much and then they go against that has always plagued my writing for some reason.” – Jade Bird

When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.

“When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.” – Cheryl Hughes

‘It was a mistake,’ you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.

“‘It was a mistake,’ you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.” – David Levithan

Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you has shaken me.

“Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you has shaken me.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

No woman could love a cheater and not pay the price for it.

“No woman could love a cheater and not pay the price for it.” – Rose Wynters

Often, when cheating happens, we rush to place blame solely on one person – either the person who did the cheating, or more insidiously, if it happened to us, we blame ourselves for not being ‘good enough’ to keep them around. But putting it all on one person doesn’t paint the entire picture.

“Often, when cheating happens, we rush to place blame solely on one person – either the person who did the cheating, or more insidiously, if it happened to us, we blame ourselves for not being ‘good enough’ to keep them around. But putting it all on one person doesn’t paint the entire picture.” – Emily V. Gordon

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