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Quotes of the Day for 24 February 2004 – Infidelity

Michelle wrote that she had just discovered that her boyfriend had been cheating on her the entire time they'd been together, and asked for some emergency quotes on infidelity. I'm not quite sure what she was looking for, and I really don't have a lot on the subject - it's not a subject that leads to a lot of inspiring words, I suppose. I also don't have much experience with the subject, if there have been women eager to tempt me to be unfaithful I must have been frightfully obtuse at the time. I hope these, half serious and half comical, will help her deal with what she's just learned.

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The quotes:

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
     - Dr Samuel Johnson, 1709 - 1784

It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
     - Honore de Balzac, 1799 - 1850

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.
     - Robert Graves

Marriage just makes cheating more exciting. Instead of your CD collection, you're betting a house and car.
     - Charles Kuhlman

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
     - Billy Crystal


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