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To betray you must first belong

Harold Philby

All a man can betray is his conscience.

Joseph Conrad

When a woman wants to betray her husband, her actions are almost invariably studied but they are never reasoned.

Honore de Balzac

Each betrayal begins with trust.


Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer.

Erica Jong

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

Tennessee Wellians

Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.

Jeab Genet

Betrayal can only happen if you love.

John Le Carre

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

Barbara Kingsolver

Love is whatever you can still betray ... Betrayal can only happen if you love.

John LeCarre

Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources.

Linda Talley

It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style betrays us.

Robert Burton

I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.

Hugh Prather

No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.

Blaise Pascal

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.

Charles de Gaulle

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