110 Relatable Cheating Quotes to Empower You

Cheating is one of the most destructive things that you can do to another person.

For everyone who has dealt with infidelity, we have curated cheating quotes that will empower you during this difficult time.

Have you ever been cheated on? 

With cheating, comes overwhelming feelings of disgust, anger, and embarrassment.

Your trust in others may take a nosedive.

As a result, you may wonder if you can ever open your heart again.

We have compiled quotes about cheating from a multitude of sources including authors, actresses, and professors.

Most have gone through the same experiences that you have.

With the inspiration from the below quotes, you may find the courage to start a new and move forward.

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Cheating quotes about society

1. “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

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2. “Lying, stealing, and cheating are commonplace.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

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3. “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

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4. “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

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5. “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

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6. “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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7. “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

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8. “No matter how small the dishonest deed is, at the end of the day, cheating is cheating.” – Mohammed Amir

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

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10. “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

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11. “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

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

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13. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry

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14. “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

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Cheating quotes about heartbreak

15. “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King

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16. “A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse

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

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

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19. “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

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20. “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

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

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

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23. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” – Nicholas Sparks

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

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25. “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

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26. “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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27. “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

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

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

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

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31. “Never underestimate a man’s ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes.” – Rihanna

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

33. “Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

Cheating quotes from celebrities

35. “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

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

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

38. “Heartbreak is good fuel for country songs. And cheating.” – Miranda Lambert

39. “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

40. “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

41. “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

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

43. “Cheating is never to do with how attractive you are.” – Marie Helvin

44. “Next to hurting my family, cheating on me is the worst thing someone could do.” – Robert Buckley

45. “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

46. “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go” – Drake

Cheating quotes about lying

47. “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

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

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

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50. “A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.” – Baltasar Gracian

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

52. “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

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

54. “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

55. “Commitment is Circumstances.” – Leju Thomas

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

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

58. “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

59. “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

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

Thought-provoking cheating quotes

61. “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

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

63. “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

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

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

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

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

68. “I’m proud of my heart. It’s been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken, but somehow it still works.” — Alcatraz Dey

69. “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

70. “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

More cheating quotes to ponder on

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

72. “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

73. “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

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

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

76. “Once a cheater, always a repeater.” — Melissa Edwards

77. “Cheating is a choice. Period.” — Charles J. Orlando

78. “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

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

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

Cheating Quotes To Help You Counsel Cheaters

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

82. “The thought of “cheating” to win will never even cross a true competitive player’s mind. For the true win, the competitive player will accept defeat. The cheater already accepted defeat for the false win.” ― ijie

83. “More people should raise their voices against emotional infidelity, as much as they do about other forms of cheating.” ― Sarvesh Jain

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

85. “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

86. “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

87. “I convinced myself that, as a principle, cheating was off-limits, but it scared the shit out of me that it could be where I was heading.” ― Lebo Grand

88. “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

89. “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

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

Cheating Quotes To Help You Choose Faithfulness

91. “People with a dismissing style of attachment, are more likely to cheat.” — C.V. Conner

92. “When a man is not ready to commit to you, he will most likely cheat.” — Sierra N. Smith

93. “Cheating is not a fantasy, it is an action.” — Francisco Bujan

94. “A cheating mate who has an emotional connection with another person ordinarily leaves their partner feeling betrayed when their emotional relationship is revealed.” — Tonja Ayers

95. “Emotional cheating can occur without physical cheating and is also harder to detect when no physical acts are taking place.” — Tonja Ayers

96. “Cheating is anything that you would not do in front of your mate.” — Tonja Ayers

97. “If you cheat now out of revenge, you might do things you could regret later.” — Francisco Bujan

98. “You know that I love you but I’m not the cheating kind / I’m faced with a heartache at love’s cheating line.” — Penny Joy Moyer

99. “Adultery means cheating.” — Ryan Murphy

100. “If you are stupid enough to cheat, then definitely dumb enough to get caught.” — Aman Jassal

Cheating Quotes To Unveil Deception

101. “A real man doesn’t have time to cheat because that man is too busy providing all of which a good woman deserves.” — Ritu Ghatourey

102. “Cheating is a symptom of lack of fulfillment of sensual desires or dreams of ecstasy.” ― Lebo Grand

103. “Cheating is pure hypocrisy. Our partner deserves better than that. If we don’t love someone, we should not be with them. That would also be hypocrisy.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin

104. “Cheating seems like such a hard life when you can be loyal and faithful and live out your life in happiness!” ― Steven Magee

105. “There is nothing worse than being in a relationship where you believe your partner is cheating, but you cannot prove it because the cheating happens out of sight!” ― Steven Magee

106. “If you suspect your partner is cheating, they probably are.” ― Steven Magee

107. “I would rather live on my own than with an unfaithful partner.” ― Steven Magee

108. “Cheating is never an unintentional mistake. It’s always a conscious choice.” ― Garima Soni

109. “She cheated. She confessed. I forgave … Emboldened by this, cheated more broadly.” ― Valentine Glass

110. “When I discovered how bad my girlfriend’s cheating was, I suspected that I may be in danger around her!” ― Steven Magee

How has cheating affected your life?

After an affair, the most important thing to remember is it is not your fault.

The reasons behind your partner’s infidelity often surround their own insecurities that they are too cowardly to face head-on. 

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Getting wise words from a valuable source may provide them with the strength they need to lift themselves up and take strides towards a new beginning.

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