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75 Betrayal Quotes | Quotes About Dishonesty In Relationships [Images]


Betrayal quotes can provide solace and lessons in tough times. Love, friendship, and family are sacred relationships, but when someone breaks your trust it feels like your life is uprooted. One cannot form proper relationships again without doubting the loyalty of others. Betrayal of trust can cause a severe trauma to the psyche of the person. It leaves scars that are not visible to the eye, but wither the soul.

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

“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

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

“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, The Fall

“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, Invincible

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

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”
Mineko Iwasaki – Betrayal Quotes

“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, Scarlet

“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

“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

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“I think in the end, you would have stayed with me, out of obligation…or maybe comfort. Maybe I was safe to you, and you needed to feel that. I know how scared you get of the unknown. To you…I must be kind of a security blanket. Do you see now, how that doesn’t work for me? I don’t want to be there, simply because the idea of me being gone is too…scary. I want to be someone’s everything. I want fire and passion, and love that’s returned, equally. I want to be someone’s heart… Even if it means breaking my own.”
S.C. Stephens, Thoughtless

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

“If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“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, Ninth Grade Slays

“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, Deathless

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“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

“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 – Betrayal Quotes Images

“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, Fools Die

“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, 1984 – Quotes About Dishonesty In Relationships

“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

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“It’s very easy to get a boy to leave the room. It’s much harder to get him to leave your thoughts.”
Elizabeth Eulberg, Prom and Prejudice

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

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

“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, Scarlet

“It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her.”
Charlotte Featherstone, Addicted

“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, The Final Empire

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“When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?”
Shannon L. Alder

“No one fights dirtier or more brutally than blood; only family knows it’s own weaknesses, the exact placement of the heart. The tragedy is that one can still live with the force of hatred, feel infuriated that once you are born to another, that kinship lasts through life and death, immutable, unchanging, no matter how great the misdeed or betrayal. Blood cannot be denied, and perhaps that’s why we fight tooth and claw, because we cannot—being only human—put asunder what God has joined together.”
Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt

“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, Angle of Repose

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“Why shouldn’t I hate her? She did the worst thing to me that anyone can do to anyone else. Let them believe that they’re loved and wanted and then show them that it’s all a sham.”
Agatha Christie, The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side

“When no one you know tells the truth, you learn to see under the surface.”
Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“Her only way home was to betray her friend.”
Scott Westerfeld, Uglies – Betrayal Quotes Images

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

“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

“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

“Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life.”
Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

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“Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

“Guess that’s thirty-one pieces of silver you’ve got now, huh? Sleep well, Judas.”
Mark Millar, Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event

“He who trusts the world, the world betrays him.”
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

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“The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

“Do you know what love is? I’ll tell you: it is whatever you can still betray.”
John le Carré, The Looking Glass War – Betrayal Quotes Images

“One day you will learn that love does not always betray you.”
Mary Balogh, Seducing an Angel

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“Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

“Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Just tell yourself a story that’ll satisfy you and pretend he told it.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

“I don’t understand my feelings. I really don’t. I don’t understand how I could hate you so much after so much time. How, no matter how much I’d like to not hate you, I hate you even more. It grows.”
Sam Shepard, Fool for Love – Betrayal Quotes

“Stars hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires: The eyes wink at the hand; yet let that be which the eye fears, when it is done, to see”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

“I think there are two different oceans – the one that plays with you in the summer, and the one that gets so mad in the winter.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

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“Betrayal and dishonor is usually an inside job. Keep it ‘sucka-free’, loved one!”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

“I thought about you all the time. I used to pray that you’d live to be a hundred years old. I didn’t know. I didn’t know that you were ashamed of me.”
Khaled Hosseini – Betrayal Quotes

“Then your heart is a black, shriveled thing, because you absolutely betray me.”
P.C. Cast, Untamed

“We are not wounded so deeply when betrayed by the things we hope for as when betrayed by things we try our best to despise. In such betrayal comes the dagger in the back.”
Yukio Mishima, Thirst for Love

“It feels so bitter getting a kiss for a betrayal.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“The guilt of not telling Frankie about Matt and me is overwhelming, but it’s a pale second to the violation I feel that she read my most private, raw thoughts and destroyed them. She broke into my carefully guarded heart, stole the only remaining connection I had to Matt, and turned it into a monstrosity.”
Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer

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“It is not the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world; it is the woman that holds the keys to the kingdom.”
Shannon L. Alder – Betrayal Quotes

“Our nemesis is time, against which we have a single ally, memory, and even it betrays us.”
Sam Tanenhaus, Literature Unbound

“Growth is betrayal.”
John Updike, Rabbit Redux

“We can depend on nobody in this world, and sometimes we even betray ourselves.”
Dean Cavanagh

“He felt at once betrayed and betrayer, deceived and deceiver. He was a criminal forced into crime, an unwilling whore.”
Peter Benchley, Jaws

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“Words don’t have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes, the failed intention of a masterful ally. But, nevertheless, as they burden you with a vexing brand of love, they become nothing more than the kiss of Judas, pressing a crown of thorns into your flesh.”
Addison Moore, Vex

“Love never betrays. People do.”
Rohit Sharma

“When you betray to someone , first you betray to yourself, who speak somewhere inside you that you are a good human”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

“No one knows how strong they are until they have to be.”
Marian Keyes, Watermelon – Betrayal Quotes

“Don’t make the mistake of letting pride get in the way of forgiveness. You still love him. He still loves you. Don’t throw it all away just because your feelings are hurt.”
Marian Keyes, Watermelon

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“And what does anyone know about traitors, or why Judas did what he did?”
Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

“Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.”
George R.R. Martin

“As they spoke, the only thing I could think about was that scene from Julius Caesar where Brutus stabs him in the back. Et tu, Eric?”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

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“Pride had kept her running when love had betrayed her.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel

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

“Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords – Betrayal Quotes

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

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