104 Quotes about Betrayal

Betrayal Quotes

 

  • Betrayal can only happen if you love. – John le Carre

 

  • There comes a time when silence is betrayal. – MLK

 

  • Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling a perfect piece of paper.

 

  • You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again.

 

  • Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side. – Barbara Kingsolver

 

  • Forgive yourself for the blindness that put you in the path of those who betrayed you. Sometimes a good heart doesn’t see the bad.

 

  • I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray. – Albert Camus

 

  • Betrayal is one of my biggest fears. Betrayal happens on many different levels all the time, and there is no worse feeling than realizing someone you thought you could trust has gone against you. – Katie Lee

 

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

 

  • To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal. – Malcolm X

 

  • Trust is not established in the absence of betrayal, but in those whose betrayal is least. – Wes Fessler

 

  • I could never hurt him enough to make his betrayal stop hurting. And it hurts, in every part of my body. – Veronica Roth

 

  • If there’s one thing that a Taurus can’t stand, it’s betrayal.

 

  • When no one you know tells the truth, you learn to see under the surface. – Cassandra Clare

 

  • It was never my enemies I had to watch out for. It was the ones screaming I love you.

 

  • You stabbed me then pretend you were the one who was bleeding.

 

  • After a breakup, the loyal one stays single and deals with the damages until healed. The other one is already in another relationship.

 

  • Pride had kept her running when love had betrayed her. – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

 

  • The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.

 

  • Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.

 

  • I know the feeling of confusion and betrayal. I know the feeling of fearing for my life. – Jason Reynolds

 

  • Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.

 

  • Not telling me something or hiding something on purpose is just the same as lying.

 

  • You’re not sorry you did it, you’re sorry I found out.

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

 

  • The worst feeling is feeling unwanted by the person you want the most.

 

  • 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

 

  • Love comes to those who still hope after disappointment, who still believe after betrayal and who still love after they’ve been hurt.

 

  • I’m not really sure why. But do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do. – Brandon Sanderson

 

  • It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius

 

  • Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it. – Christine Feehan
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  • It’s effortless to let go of self-absorbed people. It’s challenging to let go of someone you care about and it’s exceedingly difficult to let go of an ideal and a belief in someone because what exacerbates the disappointment of finding out they weren’t who they presented themselves to be, is the betrayal of it. – Donna Lynn Hope

 

  • Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it. – Sara Gruen

 

  • “I knew they would kill me when they found out but”, he struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.” – Marissa Meyer

 

  • Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, I deserved to get fucked over. – Derekica Snake

 

  • The problem is you still don’t think that you did anything to hurt me.

 

  • If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root. – Toba Beta

 

  • The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend. – Heather Brewer

 

  • Remember that sociopath wears a mask of sanity. It is easier for them to make you out to be crazy- than it is for you to expose the reality of who they are.

 

  • You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you. – Catherynne M. Valente

 

  • A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman’s heart. – Shannon L. Alder

 

  • Do you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her? Never mind physically but betray her in his mind, in the very “poetry of his soul”. Well, it’s not easy but men do it all the time. – Mario Puzo

 

  • There is nothing more painful than the times when your paranoia turns out to be perfectly working intuition.

 

  • Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay. Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told. – Chaz Bono

 

  • Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself. – Aesop

 

 Betrayal Quotes

 

  • “It was a mistake”, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you. – David Levithan

 

  • If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. – Shannon L. Alder

 

  • All trust involves vulnerability and risk, and nothing would count as trust if there were no possibility of betrayal. – Robert C. Solomon

 

  • It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it. – Nicole Richie

 

  • People are always fascinated by infidelity because, in the end – whether we’ve had direct experience or not – there’s part of you that knows there’s absolutely no more piercing betrayal. People are undone by it. – Junot Diaz

 

  • Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That’s really where failure comes. – Tom Cochrane

 

  • We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. – Tennessee Williams

 

  • Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests. – Louis Farrakhan
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  • Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. – Arthur Miller

 

  • I had to take false steps and go through hard times to come out to where I am now. I can’t imagine living without acting. It’s not easy, and I don’t disrespect anyone who steps out of it after a certain point. Having a family and a house is cool. It’s not a betrayal. But if you’re going to be an actor, it has to be more than a passing interest. – Marylouise Burke

 

  • Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight. – Lauren Conrad

 

  • Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal. – George Orwell

 

  • He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. – Sigmund Freud

 

  • The three touchstones that woke Buddha up – sickness, old age, and death – are a pretty good place to start when crafting a tragic tale. And if we need to get more specific: heartbreak, destruction, miscomprehension, natural disasters, betrayal, and the waste of human potential. – Paul Di Filippo

 

  • Don’t be sorry I trusted you. My mistake, not yours.

 

  • Cheating is directly linked to lack of intelligence, insecurity, low self-esteem, and an overall sense of unhappiness with one’s own life.

 

  • Betrayal is common for men with no conscience. – Toba Beta

 

  • The fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate
    betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. – Charles Bronson

 

  • I could become very rich in Guatemala but by the low method of ratifying my title, opening a clinic, and specializing in allergies. To do that would be the most horrible betrayal of the two ‘I’s’ struggling inside me: the socialist and the traveler. – Che Guevara

 

  • For me, I always wonder what’s worse: an emotional betrayal or a physical betrayal? That’s a really tough call. – Hilarie Burton

 

  • The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation. – Charles Bukowski

 

  • The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows. – Josh Fox

 

  • It’s like one day you flipped a switch and became someone I never knew.

 

  • We met less than a week ago and in that time I’ve done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance…all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I’m able. – Marissa Meyer

 

  • Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.

 

  • You made me feel that you really like me. And then you just left, just like it was nothing.

 

  • You gotta leave before you get left.

 

  • Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie. – Terry Goodkind

 

  • I was torn between holding o to what you promised and accepting the reality of you not being able to deliver. – R.H Sin

 

  • Never believe a liar’s “truth”, a cheater’s “answers”, or a player’s love.

 

  • Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore. – Kristin Cast
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  • Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for ends up being the one behind the gun.

 

  • You know that you have been stabbed when you feel the deep pain of betrayal. – Les Parrott

 

  • Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer. – Erica Jong

 

  • The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo. – Aldrich Ames

 

  • When you betray somebody else you also betray yourself. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

  • There are only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell. – Sean Lennon

 

  • The Bible is very resonant. It has everything: creation, betrayal, lust, poetry, prophecy, sacrifice. All great things are in the Bible, and all great writers have drawn from it and more than people realize, whether Shakespeare, Herman Melville or Bob Dylan. – Patti Smith

 

  • When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal. – Paul Simon

 

  • Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal? – Jean Renoir

 

  • Rather than writing about international events, I write about individual lives. There is elation and sadness, death and birth, love and jealousy, co-operation and betrayal. All the great emotional transactions that happen wherever people come together. – Tom Drury

 

  • It’s particularly hard to take being stabbed in the back close to home. There’s always a feeling of betrayal when people of your own group oppose you. – Catharine MacKinnon

 

  • There are only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell. – Sean Lennon

 

  • Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. – Jean Genet

 

  • When marketers influence habits, they influence peoples’ self-identity. And so when a group or company does something that doesn’t correspond to our core values, it feels like a betrayal. – Charles Duhigg

 

  • Beware the person that stabs you and then tells the world they’re bleeding! – Jill Blakeway

 

  • You see that’s what I think is such a terrible, terrible betrayal, the trust that people have in government. – Ralph Steadman

 

  • Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desire – when you’re telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare. – Beau Willimon

 

  • Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal. – Cornel West

 

  • The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them ‘outside’ of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter. – Raymond E. Feist

 

  • For too long, musicians have been the greatest enemy of music. Their lack of desire to proselytize is a kind of betrayal. – Charles Hazlewood

 

  • When you’re out of sight for as long as I was, there’s a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over people when they see you again. – Esther Williams

 

  • Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.

 

  • Trust can be lost within seconds, takes a lifetime to regain, and is never as strong again afterward.

 

  • I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit. – Lucien Bouchard

 

  • Even the people who betray you are part of the plan. Jesus couldn’t get t the cross without Judas.

 

  • You want to believe that there’s one relationship in life that’s beyond betrayal. A relationship that’s beyond that kind of hurt. And there isn’t. – Caleb Carr