Betrayal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old betrayal quotes, betrayal sayings, and betrayal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.     

William Blake

For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.

Suzanne Collins

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

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

Barbara Kingsolver

Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources.

Linda Talley

Betrayal can only happen if you love.

John Le Carre

Trust is not established in the absence of betrayal, but in those whose betrayalis least.     

Wes Fessler

Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer.

Erica Jong

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.     

Arthur Miller

All a man can betray is his conscience.     

Joseph Conrad

All trust involves vulnerability and risk, and nothing would count as trust if there were no possibility of betrayal.

Robert C. Solomon

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.

Tennessee Williams

You know that you have been stabbed when you feel the deep pain of betrayal.

Les Parrott

The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo.

Aldrich Ames

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

Terry Goodkind

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

There is no greater blessing than a family hand that lifts you from a fall; but there is not lower curse than a family hand that strikes you when you're down.

Wes Fessler

There is always a lesson of a lifetime to learn in every betrayal.

Edmond Mbiaka

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself.

Martin Luther

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

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

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

There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.

Muhammad

It was a mistake, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.

David Levithan

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

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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

Sometimes blood isn't thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than strangers.     

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Don't saw off the branch you're sitting on.

Swedish Proverbs

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

English Proverbs

He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.

Sophocles