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INFIDELITY
[ Also see Adultery Atheism Christianity Faithfulness Fidelity Marriage Unbelief Unfaithfulness ]

There is but one thing without honor, smitten with eternal barrenness, inability to do or to be,--insincerity, unbelief.
      - Thomas Carlyle

The nurse of infidelity is sensuality.
      - Lord David Cecil (Edward Christian David Cecil)

Infidelity gives nothing in return for what it takes away. What, then, is it worth? Everything valuable as a compensating power. Not a blade of grass that withers, or the ugliest weed that is flung away to rot and die, but reproduces something.
      - Thomas Chalmers

Infidelity is one of those coinages,--a mass of base money that won't pass current with any heart that loves truly, or any head that thinks correctly. And infidels are poor sad creatures; they carry about them a load of dejection and desolation, not the less heavy that it is invisible. It is the fearful blindness of the soul.
      - Thomas Chalmers

No men deserve the title of infidels so little as those to whom it has been usually applied; let any of those who renounce Christianity, write fairly down in a book all the absurdities that they believe instead of it, and they will find that it requires more faith to reject Christianity than to embrace it.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

There is not a single spot between Christianity and atheism, upon which a man can firmly fix his foot.
      - Nathaniel Emmons

Infidelity, like death, admits of no degrees.
      - Madame Delphine Gay de Girardin

Infidelity and faith look both through the perspective glass, but at contrary ends. Infidelity looks through the wrong end of the glass; and, therefore, sees those objects near which are afar off, and makes great things little,--diminishing the greatest spiritual blessings, and removing far from us threatened evils. Faith looks at the right end, and brings the blessings that are far off in time close to our eye, and multiplies God's mercies, which, in a distance, lost their greatness.
      - Joseph Hall

A sceptical young man one day conversing with the celebrated Dr. Parr, observed that he would believe nothing which he could not understand. "Then, young man, your creed will be the shortest of any man's I know."
      - Sir Arthur Helps

A skeptical young man one day conversing with the celebrated Dr. Parr, observed that he would believe nothing which he could not understand. "Then, young man, your creed will be the shortest of any man's I know."
      - Sir Arthur Helps

Wise married women don't trouble themselves about infidelity in their husbands.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Mere negation, mere Epicurean infidelity, as Lord Bacon most justly observes, has never disturbed the peace of the world. It furnishes no motive for action; it inspires no enthusiasm; it has no missionaries, no crusades, no martyrs.
      - Thomas Babington Macaulay

There is one single fact, which one may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed.
      - Hannah More

General infidelity is the hardest soil which the propagators of a new religion can have to work upon.
      - William Paley, Archdeacon of Saragossa

Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined.
      - Katherine Anne Porter

I would rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition than in air rarefied to nothing by the air-pump of unbelief--in which the panting breast expires, vainly and convulsively gasping for breath.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

Now, infidel, I have you on the hip!
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Merchant of Venice
         (Gratiano at IV, i)

There never yet was a mother who taught her child to be an infidel.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

When once infidelity can persuade men that they shall die like beasts, they will soon be brought to live like beasts also.
      - Bishop Robert South

To destroy the idea of the immortality of the soul is to add death to death.
      - Adélaïde-Emilie Filleul, Marquise de Souza-Botelho (Madame de Souza)

Freethinkers are generally those who never think at all.
      - Laurence Sterne

An atheist has got one point beyond the devil.
      - Jonathan Swift


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