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Fidelity

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

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

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 (1792-1822) English poet.

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 (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

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

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

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