Backstabbing Friends Sayings and Quotes

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

Backstabbers specialize in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person.     

Les Parott

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.     


Your life must be filled with such incredible loneliness that your only joy comes from destroying everyone else's happiness.     

Mary Margaret

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

Les Parrott

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

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise.     

Maya Angelou

There are many backstabbing friends who in your hard time will ignore you, without to ask something from them. You just are filled with sadness and they don't confide in you anymore. The downside of your hard time is being considered rude, negative, boorish and insistent.     

Camelia C.

Be certain that he who has betrayed thee once will betray thee again.     

Johann Caspar Lavater

No one ever really pays for betrayal in silver.... The price of any betrayal always comes due in flesh.     

Stephen King

Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer.     

Erica Jong

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

It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it?.     

Nicole Richie

Trust is a fragile thing once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom but once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover of course the truth is, we never know who we can trust. Those we're closest to can betray us.     

Mary Alice Young

Be careful to whom you trust. Betrayal always come from the persons you trusted.     

Anurag Prakash Ray

We can tolerate our true enemies, but not the back stabbers and betrayers.     

Sanji Paul Arvind

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.     

Arthur Miller

I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.     

Edward Abbey

FIDELITY, n. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.     

Ambrose Bierce

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.     

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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.     


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

Tennessee Williams

An open enemy is better than a false friend     

Greek Proverb

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

They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience.     

Joseph Conrad

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.     

E. M. Forster

There must be love, and understanding, to betray. Most men haven't the wit or the honor for betrayal: not to know it when they see it; not the stomach to apprehend it as they do it. Most men, blind and dumb in their self-centeredness, don't betray: they merely disappoint.     

Janet Morris

People are complicated creatures. On the one hand, able to perform great acts of charity. On the other, capable of the most underhanded forms of betrayal. It's a constant battle that rages within all of us.     

Mary Alice Young

To understand loyalty you need to experience betrayal.     

Ed Stoppard

A man who trusts can never be betrayed, only mistaken.     

Jan Chappell