Treason Quotes

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

Some guard these traitors to the block of death, Treason's true bed and yielder up of breath.

William Shakespeare

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

Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.

Douglas Jerrold

The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. The person of the King of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable: There is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable, no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution.

Alexander Hamilton

There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast that trusted to his truth.

Lord Byron
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