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70 Most Painful Quotes on Betrayal (RELATIONSHIP)

Top 10 Most Famous Betrayal Quotes

“As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.”

Jordan Peterson
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. - Tennessee Williams
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. – Tennessee Williams
Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. - Arthur Miller
Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. – Arthur Miller

“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
Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime. - Mineko Iwasaki
Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime. – Mineko Iwasaki
Betrayal can be extremely painful, but it's up to you how much that pain damages you permanently. - Emily V. Gordon
Betrayal can be extremely painful, but it’s up to you how much that pain damages you permanently. – Emily V. Gordon

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

“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
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
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

9 Betrayal Quotes For Friends

“I once had a ‘best friend‘ share private stories that I had told her in confidence to another mutual friend. I think the worst part, aside from the actual betrayal of trust, is that this experience affected my future relationships, as I was hesitant to be as open with my other friends.”

Katie Lee
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. - William Blake
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. – William Blake
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. - Confucius
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius

“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
Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself. - Aesop
Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself. – Aesop
Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight. - Lauren Conrad
Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight. – Lauren Conrad
A stab from a friend cuts deeper than a stab from a foe. - Amit Kalantri
A stab from a friend cuts deeper than a stab from a foe. – Amit Kalantri
The blade of betrayal, the sharpest of weapons, is wielded not by your enemies, but by your friends. - J.V. Hilliard
The blade of betrayal, the sharpest of weapons, is wielded not by your enemies, but by your friends. – J.V. Hilliard
Judas betrayed his friend for 30 pieces of silver. The rest of us do it for far less. - Marty Rubin
Judas betrayed his friend for 30 pieces of silver. The rest of us do it for far less. – Marty Rubin

11 Betrayal Quotes in Relationship

“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
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 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
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
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

“Women are upset if their partner has an intimate conversation of any kind with someone who isn’t them. They consider it a violation, a betrayal. Men should think this way, but they don’t.”

Drew Pinsky
Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love. - John le Carre
Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love. – John le Carre
Love grows where trust is laid, and love dies where trust in betrayed.
Love grows where trust is laid, and love dies where trust in betrayed.

“Cheating tends to come up a lot in my songs. Betrayal fascinates me. I think the fact that you can trust someone so much and then they go against that has always plagued my writing for some reason.”

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

“Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations – but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families.”

Junot Diaz

“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.”

“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.”

6 Betrayal Quotes for Family

“My mom and dad passed away from cancer. Within nine months, I lost both of my folks. Immediately after that, I had a horrible betrayal where my brother, who worked for me, stole a lot of my money. He’s in jail now.”

Dane Cook
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
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
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
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
A betrayal in a family is much more devastating than a betrayal among friends, or even lovers. - Ari Aster
A betrayal in a family is much more devastating than a betrayal among friends, or even lovers. – Ari Aster
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
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
Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore. - Kristin Cast
Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore. – Kristin Cast

6 Betrayal Quotes on Nations and Countries

“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
America once used the words 'treason' and 'traitors' only in cases of actual betrayal of our nation's most vital secrets or interests. - Rick Wilson
America once used the words ‘treason’ and ‘traitors’ only in cases of actual betrayal of our nation’s most vital secrets or interests. – Rick Wilson
My position on democracy is really clear. Any attempt to overthrow the country is a betrayal to our unity and is treason. - Fethullah Gulen
My position on democracy is really clear. Any attempt to overthrow the country is a betrayal to our unity and is treason. – Fethullah Gulen

“To give the personal details of Ukrainians to the Russian authorities would not only be against the law, but also a betrayal of those millions of people in Ukraine who trusted us.”

Pavel Durov
For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public. - Douglas Alexander
For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public. – Douglas Alexander
At base, the ugly meaning of collaborator carries an implication of treason betrayal of one's nation, of one's ideology, of one's morality, of one's values. - Anne Applebaum
At base, the ugly meaning of collaborator carries an implication of treason: betrayal of one’s nation, of one’s ideology, of one’s morality, of one’s values. – Anne Applebaum

5 Betrayal Quotes on Achieving Goals

Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests. - Louis Farrakhan
Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests. – Louis Farrakhan
Empathy is not a betrayal of one's cause. - Megan Phelps-Roper
Empathy is not a betrayal of one’s cause. – Megan Phelps-Roper
Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal - Jean Renoir
Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal? – Jean Renoir
I would never let somebody say that they're me. That would be the ultimate betrayal of what I stand for. - Felicia Day
I would never let somebody say that they’re me. That would be the ultimate betrayal of what I stand for. – Felicia Day
Regardless of how big the victory, we win nothing by trampling the humanity of another. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Regardless of how big the victory, we win nothing by trampling the humanity of another. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

5 Betrayal Quotes to Help You Forgive

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

“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
When someone stabs you in the back and then apologizes, accept the apology, but don’t give him the knife back to do it again! - Bohdi Sanders
When someone stabs you in the back and then apologizes, accept the apology, but don’t give him the knife back to do it again! – Bohdi Sanders

5 Betrayal Quotes on Trust

First, there was trust. Then, there was betrayal. You cannot have one without the other. You cannot be betrayed by someone you do not trust. - Sarah Penner
First, there was trust. Then, there was betrayal. You cannot have one without the other. You cannot be betrayed by someone you do not trust. – Sarah Penner
Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three. - Ziad Abdelnour
Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three. – Ziad Abdelnour
Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime. - J.E.B. Spredemann
Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime. – J.E.B. Spredemann
Only those you trust can betray you. - Terry Goodkind
Only those you trust can betray you. – Terry Goodkind
It’s scary how betrayal can never let you trust a person again. - Garima Soni
It’s scary how betrayal can never let you trust a person again. – Garima Soni

13 Betrayal Quotes that Will Make You Think

“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
Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. - Jean Genet
Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. – Jean Genet
I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit. - Lucien Bouchard
I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit. – Lucien Bouchard

“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
I know the feeling of confusion and betrayal. I know the feeling of fearing for my life. - Jason Reynolds
I know the feeling of confusion and betrayal. I know the feeling of fearing for my life. – Jason Reynolds
Not to invent yourself is to be false. To follow preordained rules is a profound betrayal of what it means to be human. - David Starkey
Not to invent yourself is to be false. To follow preordained rules is a profound betrayal of what it means to be human. – David Starkey
Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right. - William Feather
Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right. – William Feather

“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
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
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
Betrayal does so many different things to people. - Trai Byers
Betrayal does so many different things to people. – Trai Byers
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
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
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
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
While stabbing someone’s back, you recklessly expose your own. - Matshona Dhliwayo
While stabbing someone’s back, you recklessly expose your own. – Matshona Dhliwayo

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