Fidelity Quotes

True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Bible

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Socrates

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.

Oscar Wilde

They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.

Oscar Wilde

A good government implies two things: fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly, a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained.

James Madison

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

Lord Bryon

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

Sacha Guitry

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

Ellen Key

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.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Oscar Wilde

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

Ida R. Wylie

The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.

Oscar Wilde

No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity.

Edmund Burke

Thou givest life and love for Greece and Right: I will stand by thee lest thou shouldst be weak, Not weak of soul.--I will but hold in sight Thy marvelous beauty.--Here is She you seek!

William James Linton

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Alexander Pope

Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it. [Lat., Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

There are two kinds of fidelity - that of dogs and that of cats; and you gentlemen, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Fidelity is the sister of justice.

Horace

Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.

Janet Malcolm

When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us from fidelity.

François de la Rochefoucauld

The fidelity of most men is merely an invention of self-love to win confidence; a method to place us above others and to render us depositaries of the most important matters.

François de la Rochefoucauld

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Updated On : May 13, 2013
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