70 Cheating Quotes To Remind You Why You Should Never Take Back A Cheater

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If you are looking for cheating quotes, you've likely recently had your heart broken by someone who has been unfaithful. 

There's nothing worse than the feeling you get when you find out you've been cheated on. It's gut-wrenching, blood-boilingly awful. There's nothing that compares to that betrayal. 

Yet... we are somehow tempted to take them back anyway. It's that smile, the way they say they're sorry (and seem like they actually mean it), that makes you want to forgive them and pretend like it never happened.

You wish it were that easy, my friend. You wish things could go back to the way they were before they were cheating. But they can't. 

If your partner even has an idea that they want to cheat, they're already halfway out the door. It's the harsh truth that someone needs to share with you. Once a cheater, always a cheater

You'll always be taken back to the moment when they told you, or that feeling you get when you picture them with someone else. 

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It sucks. It feels awful, and you don't deserve to have to go through that once, let alone again if you take them back.

Even if they swear they'll never cheat, will you trust them? Will you believe them when they say they're out with friends, or will you always wonder? Is it really worth it?

I know where you're at — the in-between where you could take them back, apologies and all. It's so tempting. 

But you can't. Because deep down you know it would never be the same. You'll always be glancing at their phone or checking their location, and they'll always be trying to hide what they're doing from you. 

You don't want to stay, you're angry and you don't want your emotions getting in the way. You just want to walk out of their lives entirely and feel confident and happy about it. 

It's not easy, walking away, but you've got this. Take the baby step of reminding yourself daily that you deserve better. You will find that being alone is so much better than being with someone who makes you feel miserable and unwanted

It takes some empowering moments to really show you how happy you can be without them, and you'll never date a cheater again. 

We've found the best cheating quotes that will help you remember why you should never take back a cheater, even when you're tempted!

It's not easy, but you deserve so much better than that. 

1. "Never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes." — Rihanna

His mistakes, not yours.

2. "Dear Ex... When you see me, I want you to recognize what you had, regret what you lost, and realize what you're never getting back."

Recognize, regret, and realize.

3. "If another woman steals your man, there's no better revenge than letting her keep him. Real men can't be stolen."

She can keep him.

4. "He's living his life so stop letting him get in the way of you living yours."

Live your life.

5. "Never argue with someone who believes their own lies."

Don't bother.

6. "No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it didn't bring you what you want, it taught you what you don't want."

You learned a lesson.

7. "Remember, there's a difference between somebody who wants you and somebody who would do anything to keep you."

There's a difference.

8. "They didn't cheat because of who you are. They chose to cheat because of who they are not." — Charles J. Orlando

It was their choice.

9. "Guys are like bras, they hook up behind your back."

Watch out.

10. "Cheating on a good person is like throwing away a diamond and picking up a rock."

You're a diamond.

11. "How can he love you when he treats you as if he doesn't even like you." — r.h. Sin

It isn't real love.

12. "If you didn't want me to tell people that you were a lying piece of trash then you shouldn't have been a lying piece of trash. Pretty simple."

It's simple.

13. "Stop asking me to trust you while I'm still coughing up water from the last time you let me drown."

You already drowned me.

14. "He forgot about you. Remember that."

Don't forget.

15. "You didn't just cheat on me; you cheated on us. You didn't just break my heart; you broke our future." — Steve Maraboli

There's no more us.

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16. "How can he love you when he treats you as if he doesn't even like you." — r.h. Sin

How can he love you?

17. "It's better to have nobody than to have someone who is half there or doesn't want to be there."

What's better?

18. "I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me."

Walk away.

19. "Stop thinking about him, because he's not thinking about you."

He's not thinking about you.

20. "You don't deserve someone who comes back, you deserve someone who never leaves."

You deserve better.

21. “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together by lies.” — Dorothy Allison

Fake is fragile.

22. “One lie is enough to question all the truth.” — Samaira Ansari

That's all it takes.

23. “The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.” — Mitch Albom

Why put yourself through that?

24. “Those who cheat on their partners who are loyal to them, don’t deserve them.” — Ellen J. Barrier


25. “You can't save a relationship unless both people are equally invested. It takes a joint effort to make it work. One person trying will never be enough." — Tony Gaskins

You already did everything you could.

26. "Cheating and lying aren't struggles, they're reasons to break up." — Patti Callahan Henry

Don't get yourself locked in a cycle of hurt.

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

Can you really move on with this person knowing what they did and trust them not to do it again?

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

It's impossible.

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

What can you trust?

30. “A liar deceives himself more than anyone, for he believes he can remain a person of good character when he cannot.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

Do yourself a favor and move on.

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31. “Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which ones to surf.” — Jonatan Mårtensson

Is this really worth it?

32. “Never cheat on someone who is good to you.” — Surgeo Bell

Karma will get you.

33. “The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones.” — Cheryl Hughes

You will move past this.

34. “Earthquakes just happen. Tornadoes just happen. Your tongue does not just happen to fall into some other girl’s mouth!” — Gemma Holiday

That's not how it works.

35. "Nobody has ever killed themselves over a broken arm. But every day, thousands of people kill themselves because of a broken heart. Why? Because emotional pain hurts much worse than physical pain." — Oliver Markus Malloy

The pain is almost insufferable.

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


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

Why does it take that to make them understand?

38. “Cheating is the most selfish thing a person can do in a relationship! If you’re not happy with the person you’re with then end it. It’s that simple!” — Jerry Springer

Why don't people understand this?

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

Food for thought.

40. “Cheating was easy, but impossible to take back.” — Dean Osborne

Remember that.

41. “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

It's that simple.

42. "'It was a mistake,' you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you." — David Levithan

Don't let it happen again.

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

Show yourself some compassion.

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

Don't fall for that lie.

45. "Cheating is a choice. Period." — Charles J. Orlando

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End of story.

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

Do you really want to put yourself through that?

47. “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

The golden rule.

48. “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

You deserve a real man.

49. “When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.” — Sacha Guitry

They deserve each other.

50. “Any affair, by its very nature, is quite dysfunctional.” — Rebekah Brooks

Ain't that the truth.

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

None at all.

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

It's that simple.

53. “Why don’t you just pretend that he dropped dead? You can’t call or write to a dead man. Put a couple of candles in front of his picture and get it over with.” — Isabel Lopez

The relationship is dead, anyway.

54. “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

It hurts.

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

Your loss.

56. “For a relationship to flourish, it needs an affair. However, the affair needs to be with your own self … your inner self.” — Lebo Grand

Don't step outside of the relationship.

57. “Sometimes you can be touched by god, but not healed. Often when this happens, he is using your pain for a greater purpose.” — Shannon L. Alder

Learn from this.

58. “Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile.” — Mia Ashe

When you're hurting, keep this in mind.

59. “Trying to make sense of crazy will make YOU crazy. Let them go.” — Karen Salmansohn

Let go.

60. “Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it’s used for selfish or cowardly reasons.” — Jeanne Birdsall

And cheating it both selfish and cowardly.

61. "Cheating only thrills those who cannot see the beauty in faithfulness." — Michael Bassey Johnson

Being faithful is the most beautiful thing in the world.

62. “Anything is better than lies and deceit.” — Leo Tolstoy


63. “Lying is easy but it’s lonely.” — Victoria Schwab

Is it really worth it?

64. “That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets.” — Amy Tan

The small secrets do the most damage.

65. “Extramarital affairs occur in the mind as well as the bedroom.” — Dr. Gary Smalley

Emotional cheating is real.

66. “If you cheat on someone who is willing to do anything for you, you actually cheated yourself out of true loyalty.”

Their loss.

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

You will love again.

68. “Nowhere does it state that unfaithfulness or infidelity is tied to a physical act only.” — Dena B. Cashatt

Emotional affairs are just as painful.

69. “A man can love you from the bottom of his heart, and still find room at the top for somebody he claimed was nobody.” — Kiki Strack

The worst.

70. “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

You can do better.

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Abby Jamison is an editorial intern in her last stretch to finish her undergraduate degree. She loves reading and writing above all else, but road trips are a close second. She finds most of her inspiration from feminism, LGBTQ+ history and travel.