Treason Quotes

In the 20th Century, treason became a vocation whose modern form was specifically the treason of ideas.

Whittaker Chambers

New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.

George Bernard Shaw

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.

Kurt Huber

I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like this, is a sort of treason.

Edmund Burke

Treason, which begins by being cautious, ends by betraying itself.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Rebellion must be managed with many swords; treason to his prince's person may be with one knife.

Thomas Fuller

Fellowship in treason is a bad ground of confidence.

Edmund Burke

Ah, when to the heart of man was it ever less than a treason to go with the drift of things to yield with a grace to reason and bow and accept at the end of a love or a season.

Brendan Francis

The man who cannot laugh is not only fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; but his whole life is already a treason and a stratagem.

Thomas Carlyle

Any appeasement of tyranny is treason to this republic and to the democratic ideal.

William Allen White

The unsuccessful strugglers against tyranny have been the chief martyrs of treason laws in all countries.

Thomas Jefferson

The world, as transformed by this creative deed, is better than it would have been had all else remained the same, but had that deed of treason not been done at all.

Josiah Royce

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.

Thomas Francis Meagher

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.

T. S. Eliot

No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human world, but that loyal love shall be able in due time to oppose to just that deed of treason its fitting deed of atonement.

Josiah Royce

But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason.

Charles Foster Bass

America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.

William Blum

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates

There is a mercy which is weakness, and even treason against the common good.

George Eliot

The man who pauses on the paths of treason, Halts on a quicksand, the first step engulfs him.

Aaron Hill

Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

Sir John Harrington

This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.

Thomas Dekker

Though those who are betrayed do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor stands in worse case of woe.

William Shakespeare

We are a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.

Theodore Parker

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