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.
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country
O lovers! Be careful in those dangerous first days! Once you’ve brought breakfast in bed you’ll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.
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.
It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style betrays us.
Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness.
Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources.
Love is whatever you can still betray ... Betrayal can only happen if you love.
Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.
Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defence against betrayal.
Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer.
Each betrayal begins with trust.
When a woman wants to betray her husband, her actions are almost invariably studied but they are never reasoned.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
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...
To betray you must first belong
Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!
For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it....
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Intrigue, machinations, machiavellian scheming. These are interesting plot points in novels, or in history class. They are the salacious bits that make stories interesting. When they happen in our own lives, however, they are devastating. They scar us, and some never recover. When we love someone, trust someone, we let them in completely, and when they turn around and betray us, whether it is cheating or a literal knife in the back, it is like a part of ourselves has turned on us. As if our heart simply decided to stop working just to spite us. It reveals our inner most weaknesses, and turns us into hurt animals who are prone to snap at every passer-by, refusing to give anyone else a chance to get in. When this happens to us, we carry that hurt forever, when we do it to others we carry the shame. In either case, we are debased, drawn backward on our path to out fundamental humanity.