Betrayal hurts the most, stabs you in the back and leaves you wondering. Meaningful quotes about betrayal help you understand and move forward.
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Best Betrayal Quotes
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
Betrayal is common for men with no conscience. Toba Beta
The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.
“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you. David Levithan
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
Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean that they will treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn’t mean that they’ll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least.
Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. Arthur Miller
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
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.
Loyalty is from above, betrayal is from below.
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.
I’m not mad, I’m hurt. There’s a difference.
Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it. Christine Feehan
For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first. Suzanne Collins
Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.
Try not to stress over the shady people who betrayed you. I know it hurts but the truth is that they were always shady, they are never going to change, and you are actually much better off now because at least you know who they really are.
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
Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger.
Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime. Mineko İwasaki
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.
Keep your distance from people who will never admit they are wrong.
It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it. Nicole Richie
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius
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
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.
If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root. Toba Beta
The worst kind of hurt is betrayal, because it means that someone will willing to hurt you just to make themselves feel better.
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
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
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
Deep Betrayal Quotes
When someone betrays you, it is a reflection of their character, not yours.
Beware the person that stabs you and then tells the world they’re bleeding! Jill Blakeway
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
When no one you know tells the truth, you learn to see under the surface. Cassandra Clare
When you realize you’ve been deeply betrayed, fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s anger and frustration. Then disappointment and disillusionment. José N. Harris
Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight. Lauren Conrad
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
Even the people who betray you are part of the plan.
Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it. Sara Gruen
Betrayal is so emotionally charged because the act of betrayal violates a couple’s core agreement the promise to care for each other and keep each other safe.
Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger. Coco J. Ginger
Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore. Kristin Cast
He who trusts the world, the world betrays him. Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS
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
Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime.JE.B. Spredemann
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.
Pride had kept her running when love had betrayed her. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve been used and lied to by someone you trusted.
When you care about someone, you can’t just turn that off because you learn they betrayed you. Paula Stokes
Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.
Do you know what love is? I’ll tell you it is whatever you can still betray. John le Carré
Love comes to those who still hope after disappointment, who still believe after betrayal, and who still love after they’ve been hurt.
Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul. George R.R. Martin
Life is not about who’s real to your face, it’s about who’s real behind your back.
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly. William Shakespeare
Those who don’t know the value of loyalty can never appreciate the cost of betrayal.