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Top 100 Betrayal Quotes & Sayings



Here is a list of Top 100 Betrayal Quotes & Sayings.


Betrayal Quotes & Sayings


“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius


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


“The real betrayal is forgetting yourself.”


“There is nothing worse than betraying yourself.”


“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.” – Arthur Miller


“Her only way home was to betray her friend.”


“Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer.” – Erica Jong


“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” – William Blake


“When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer


“Betrayal can only happen if you love.” – John Le Carre


“Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it.” – Christine Feehan


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


“Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger.”


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


“When someone betrays you, it is a reflection of their character, not yours.”


“Even the people who betray you are part of the plan.”


“There is always a lesson of a lifetime to learn in every betrayal.” – Edmond Mbiaka


“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”


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


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


“I regret opening up to some people, they didn’t deserve to know me like that.”


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


“I’m mature enough to forgive you, but I’m not dumb enough to trust you again.”


“Life is not about who’s real to your face, it’s about who’s real behind your back.”


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


“Trust can take years to build, but only a second to break.”


“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” – English Proverb


“It’s not just about who’s being real to your face, but also about who’s being real behind your back.”


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


“To love without criticism is to be betrayed.” – Djuna Barnes


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


“It’s a shame that the very people who you protect are the first ones to turn there backs on you.” – Autumn Kohler


“You will never know when you will be attacked, or who it is going to attack you.”


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


“Those who don’t know the value of loyalty can never appreciate the cost of betrayal.”


“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” – Suzanne Collins


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


“Don’t saw off the branch you’re sitting on.” – Swedish Proverb


“The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.” – Maya Angelou


“Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.” – William Penn


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


“The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve been used and lied to by someone you trusted.”


“He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.” – Sophocles


“Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources.” – Linda Talley


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


“The worst mistake a man can make is to betray a woman who actually fought the world for him and stood by him and supported him when he was going through the worst in his life.”


“Betrayal is a cousin of lie. It both breaks your heart and your trust.”


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


“Betrayal is one of the worst experiences you never wanted to in your life.”


“The worst kind of hurt is betrayal, because it means that someone will willing to hurt you just to make themselves feel better.”


“Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Eminem


“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.”


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


“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


“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


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


“Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another’s pain, can never be such as a worthy mind can fully delight in.” – Samuel Johnson


“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


“Betrayal doesn’t only break your heart but also darkens your soul. You’ll never forget the pain like a fog that forever lingers in the depths of your mind.”


“Just because they say they’re praying for you in your face, doesn’t mean they aren’t laughing at your struggle behind your back.” – Trent Shelton


“A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.” – Titus Livius


“When you realize you’ve been deeply betrayed, fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s anger and frustration. Then disappointment and disillusionment.” – José N. Harris


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


“He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes to betray you without witnesses.” – Don J. Manuel


“Backstabbers specialize in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person.” – Les Parrott


“There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Betrayal is so emotionally charged because the act of betrayal violates a couple’s core agreement- the promise to care for each other and keep each other safe.”


“False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us when we cross into the shade.” – Christian Nevell Bovee


“Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore.” – Kristin Cast


“An honest enemy is always better than a friend who lies. Pay less attention to what people say, and more attention to what they do. Their actions will show you the truth.”


“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


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


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


“When someone breaks your trust don’t feel stupid for trusting them. You didn’t do anything wrong they’re just an untrustworthy person.” – Sonya Parker


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


“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


“I may be many things, and there are even more I am not, but I would never do to you what you did to me, and I think that says a lot.” – Jessica Katoff


“Be cautious of who is holding your quarters because as soon as they get four quarters they will change them for a dollar.” – Alexis A. Davis


“Sometimes blood isn’t thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than strangers.”


“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


“Grow a thick skin – a very thick skin. And watch your back. For every back, there is a knife.” – Lily Chatterjee


“In life you can easily trust someone, but once the trust is broken its very difficult to trust anyone again.” – Sushan Sharma


“It’s hard to trust somebody when the one person who you completely opened up to is the person who later completely betrayed you.”


“The knives of betrayal and drama cut deep and hurt… but they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your true friends.” – Steve Maraboli


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


“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


“When you care about someone, you can’t just turn that off because you learn they betrayed you.” – Paula Stokes


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


“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


“One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though … betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope.” – Steven Deitz


“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


“I think if people could step inside a person who has been betrayed by the love of their life and feel the agony it causes, no one who is human would have it in their heart to cause someone that much pain and heartache.”


“An honest enemy is better than a false friend. When in doubt, pay more attention to what people do and less to what they say. Actions not only speak louder than words, they are more difficult to fake.” – Zero Dean


“Try not to stress over the shady people who betrayed you. I know it hurts but the truth is that they were always shady, they are never going to change and you are actually much better off now because at least you know who they really are.”


“He, who had done more than any human being to draw her out of the caves of her secret, folded life, now threw her down into deeper recesses of fear and doubt. The fall was greater than she had ever known, because she had ventured so far into emotion and had abandoned herself to it.” – Anaïs Nin


“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


“Sometimes, instead of being hurt, you should look at betrayal as a gift. It makes it that much easier to sweep it up and toss it out with the rest of the trash. And why is that you ask? Because trash starts to stink…and when it does, it has no more value in your life.” – Donna Schoenrock


“One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. If you’ve been hurt until it breaks your soul into pieces, your perspective in life will definitely change, and no one and nothing in this world could ever hurt you again.” – Mareez Reyes


“Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean that they will treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn’t mean that they’ll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least.”


“Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others … an accidental brushing of shoulders or touching of hands … hands laid on shoulders in a gesture of comfort that lies like a thief, that takes, not gives, that wants, not offers, that awakes, not pacifies. When one flesh is waiting, there is electricity in the merest contact.” – Wallace Stegner


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