Betrayal Quotes

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  • “Before someone betrayed you, you betrayed yourself.”― Meir Ezra
  • “Love often betrays, but a friend rarely does.”― Amit Kalantri
  • “Betrayal isn’t ridiculous. It’s the reason empires fall.” – Marisha Pessl
  • “Only those you trust can betray you.” – Terry Goodkind
  • “Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.” – Toba Beta
  • “Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.” – Arthur Miller
  • “Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer.” – Erica Jong
  • “Don’t be sorry I trusted you. My mistake, not yours.”
  • “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” – English Proverb
  • “Don’t saw off the branch you’re sitting on.” – Swedish Proverb
  • “Betrayals rarely come from an enemy.”― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
  • “Betraying yourself is a gateway to harming your future self.”― Angel Moreira
  • “She would see it as betrayal. Nothing more. Nothing less.” – Samantha Young
  • “Be certain that he who has betrayed thee once will betray thee again.” – Johann Caspar Lavater
  • “A stab from a friend cuts deeper than a stab from a foe.”― Amit Kalantri
  • “Love never betrays. People do.”― Rohit Sharma
  • “Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.”― William Shakespeare
  • “There is nothing worse than betraying yourself.”
  • “Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger.”
  • “Life is not about who’s real to your face, it’s about who’s real behind your back.”
  • “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.”
  • “He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.” – Sophocles
  • “Betrayal is a cousin of lie. It both breaks your heart and your trust.”
  • “Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.” – Lauren Conrad
  • “Backstabbers specialize in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person.” – Les Parrott
  • “In life you can easily trust someone, but once the trust is broken its very difficult to trust anyone again.” – Sushan Sharma
  • “Grow a thick skin – a very thick skin. And watch your back. For every back, there is a knife.” – Lily Chatterjee
  • “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends.” – Unknown
  • “To understand loyalty you need to experience betrayal.” – Thomas, Joy Division ()
  • “In the end, it will be the people you trusted the most who betrayed you the most.”― Marty Rubin
  • “The saddest things about betrayal is that is never comes from your enemies.”― Unknown
  • “Betrayal is like death: you never think it will happen to you.”― Marty Rubin
  • “Her only way home was to betray her friend.”
  • “Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it.” – Christine Feehan
  • “When someone betrays you, it is a reflection of their character, not yours.”
  • “It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.” – Nicole Richie
  • “The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve been used and lied to by someone you trusted.”
  • “Betrayal is one of the worst experiences you never wanted to in your life.”
  • “Trust can be lost within seconds, takes a lifetime to regain, and is never as strong again afterward.”
  • “A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.” – Titus Livius
  • “He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes to betray you without witnesses.” – Don J. Manuel
  • “Love comes to those who still hope after disappointment, who still believe after betrayal, and who still
  • “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
  • “It was a mistake, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.” – David Levithan
  • “Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.” – Barbara Kingsolver
  • “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
  • ”Betray a friend and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.” — Aesop
  • “The real betrayal is forgetting yourself.”
  • “Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.”― George R.R. Martin
  • “I’m not mad, I’m hurt. There’s a difference.”― Unknown
  • “Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.” – Aesop
  • “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
  • “The worst kind of hurt is betrayal, because it means that someone will willing to hurt you just to make themselves feel better.”
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.” – Jean
  • “The knives of betrayal and drama cut deep and hurt… but they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your true friends.” – Steve Maraboli
  • “When you care about someone, you can’t just turn that off because you learn they betrayed you.” – Paula Stokes
  • “We can tolerate our true enemies, but not the backstabbers and betrayers.” – Sanji Paul Arvind
  • “You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead.” – Anais
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  • “We can depend on nobody in this world, and sometimes we even betray ourselves.” – Dean Cavanagh
  • “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius
  • “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” – Confucius
  • “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.”
  • “The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Those who don’t know the value of loyalty can never appreciate the cost of betrayal.”
  • “If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.” – Toba Beta
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.”
  • “I could never hurt him enough to make his betrayal stop hurting. And it hurts, in every part of my body.” – Veronica Roth
  • “It’s hard to trust somebody when the one person who you completely opened up to is the person who later completely betrayed you.”
  • “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
  • “It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for are the ones behind the trigger.” – Unknown
  • ”Keep talking about me behind my back, and watch God keep blessing me in front of your face.” – Unknown
  • “One of the favorite pastimes of Backstabbers is recounting slights and grievances they’ve carried for years.” – Les Parrott
  • “Betrayal can be extremely painful, but it’s up to you how much that pain damages you permanently.” — Emily V. Gordon
  • “Betrayal is difficult to process. It is difficult to understand, even on the most basic level.” — Jon Bush
  • “Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.”― Coco J. Ginger
  • “There is always a lesson of a lifetime to learn in every betrayal.” – Edmond Mbiaka
  • “It’s not just about who’s being real to your face, but also about who’s being real behind your back.”
  • “We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.” – Tennessee Williams
  • “Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Eminem
  • “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
  • “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
  • “People on the top seldom have enemies, it’s most often the flattering ‘friend’ who stab them in the back.”― Amit Abraham
  • “Be careful to whom you trust. Betrayal always come from the persons you trusted.” – Anurag Prakash Ray
  • “There’s a lot of stupid men out there who feel like makeup is a betrayal of the truth, and that is so funny to me.” — Katya Zamolodchikova
  • “Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime.”― J.E.B. Spredemann
  • “It’s a shame that the very people who you protect are the first ones to turn there backs on you.” – Autumn Kohler
  • “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
  • “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.”
  • “Never trust on unknown hands, you will never know how they stand by you and backstab with their brains.” – Debolina Bhawal
  • “I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.”― Blaise Pascal
  • “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.”
  • “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
  • “I am grateful to those who have betrayed me… They thought they were just stabbing me in the back, but they were also cutting me free from their poisonous life.” – Steve Maraboli
  • “Familial betrayal is, to me, the most heartbreaking kind – because if you can’t trust your family to love you and protect you, who can you really trust?” — Alexandra Bracken
  • “For me, I always wonder what’s worse: an emotional betrayal or a physical betrayal? That’s a really tough call.” – Hilarie Burton
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I wish the pain of betrayal was as easy to ignore as the red flags that forewarned of it.”― Steve Maraboli
  • “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
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