FIDELITY, n. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
It goes far toward making a man faithful to let him understand that you think him so; and he that does but suspect I will deceive him gives me a sort of right to do it.
A good man is not mine to see. Could I see a man possessed of constancy, that would satisfy me.
There is nothing in this world constant, but inconstancy.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
The subjective mind is entirely under the control of the objective mind. With the utmost fidelity it reproduces and works out to its final consequences whatever the objective mind impresses upon it.
Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
Fidelity is a gift not a requirement.
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.
Fidelity is a virtue which should be frequently proved, but not always.
A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.
I believe in a kind of fidelity to your own early ideas; it's a kind of antagonism in me to prevailing fads.
If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.
In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith.
Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed.
That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other.
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Fidelity bought with money is overcome by money. [Lat., Pretio parata vincitur pretio fides.]
Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
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