75 Quotes About Being Betrayed

Have you ever been betrayed? Almost everyone in the world will encounter some sorts of betrayal. Perhaps the most trusted friend has betrayed you, maybe your most beloved person has betrayed you, maybe your most reliable business partner has betrayed you. In either case, you will be distressed.

Betrayal Quotes

If you have been betrayed you are probably in pain and trying to deal with it.

We hope these insightful betrayal quotes will help soothe you and help you deal with the pain of betrayal.

1.“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.” – David Levithan

2.“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” – Suzanne Collins

3.“Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.” – Jean Genet

4.“In every betrayal lies a reason, and it comes with a lesson.” – Unknown

5.“Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.” – Kamand Kojouri

6.“Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it.” – Christine Feehan

7.“It’s only possible to betray where loyalty is due.” – Muriel Spark

8.“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.” – Albert Camus

9.“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.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

10.“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.” – Arthur Miller

11.“Stab the body and it heals but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki

12.“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

13.“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.” – Unknown

14.“Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.” – Barbara Kingsolver

15.“Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources.” – Linda Talley

16.“It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it….” – Nicole Richie

17.“Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.” – Unknown

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18.“Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?” – Jean Renoir

19.“If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.” – Toba Beta

20.“Do you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her? Never mind physically but betray her in his mind, in the very “poetry of his soul”. well, it’s not easy but men do it all the time.” – Mario Puzo

21.“Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.” – John le Carre

22.“Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger.” – Unknown

23.“The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” – Unknown

24.“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

25.“Betrayal can be extremely painful, but it’s up to you how much that pain damages you permanently.” – Emily V. Gordon

26.“We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.” – Tennessee Williams

27.“For me, I always wonder what’s worse: an emotional betrayal or a physical betrayal? That’s a really tough call.” – Hilarie Burton

28.“Betrayal does so many different things to people.” – Trai Byers

29.“You want to believe that there’s one relationship in life that’s beyond betrayal. A relationship that’s beyond that kind of hurt. And there isn’t.” – Caleb Carr

30.“Trust is not established in the absence of betrayal, but in those whose betrayal is least.” -Wes Fessler

31.“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

32.“Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer.” – Erica Jong

33.“You know that you have been stabbed when you feel the deep pain of betrayal.” – Les Parrott

34.“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

35.“The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo.” – Aldrich Ames

36.“Be cautious of who is holding your quarters because as soon as they get four quarters they will change them for a dollar.” – Alexis A. Davis

37.“Sometimes blood isn’t thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than strangers.” – Unknown

38.“Don’t saw off the branch you’re sitting on.” – Unknown

39.“Betrayal come next to trust. No one is betrayed without trusting first.” – Unknown

40.“Do not believe in every words of the one who betrays you. If they really care, they will never betray in the first place.” – Unknown

41.“A mind that is pure will never think of betraying someone in life.” – Unknown

42.“Betrayal is very common nowadays. To avoid it, one must always be vigilant.” – Unknown

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43.“I would rather die than be betrayed because betrayal destroys hope.” – Unknown

44.“Hypocrites speak only lies, break their own promises, and betray the trust of those who trusts him.” – Unknown

45.“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone—but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” – Walter Anderson

46.“Familial betrayal is, to me, the most heartbreaking kind – because if you can’t trust your family to love you and protect you, who can you really trust?” – Alexandra Bracken

47.“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.” – Unknown

48.“You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart so that I will not hate you.” – Catherynne M. Valente

49.“When you betray a friend, it is like throwing away your life too.” – Unknown

50.“You can never really enjoy something you got at the expense of somebody else’s pain.” – Unknown

51.“You should watch out for what a person does, not what he says because actions could betray lies.” – Unknown

52.“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

53.“Betrayal is the worst… and the key to moving past it is to identify what led up to it in the first place.” – Charles J. Orlando

54.“No one fights dirtier or more brutally than blood; only family knows its own weaknesses, the exact placement of the heart. The tragedy is that one can still live with the force of hatred, feel infuriated that once you are born to another, that kinship lasts through life and death, immutable, unchanging, no matter how great the misdeed or betrayal. Blood cannot be denied, and perhaps that’s why we fight tooth and claw, because we cannot—being only human—put asunder what God has joined together.” – Whitney Otto

55.“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” – Confucius

56.“There’s a sort of rage a man feels when he’s been deceived where he most trusted. It compares to no other anger.” – Orson Scott Card

57.“A dagger has only a single point, but a traitor cuts from anywhere.” – Orson Scott Card

58.“When no one you know tells the truth, you learn to see under the surface.” – Cassandra Clare

59.“I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do.” – Brandon Sanderson

60.“When you betray to someone ,first you betray to yourself, who speak somewhere inside you that you are a good human.” – Mohammed Zaki Ansari

61.“Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.” – George R.R. Martin

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62.“As they spoke, the only thing I could think about was that scene from Julius Caesar where Brutus stabs him in the back. Et tu, Eric?” – Nicholas Sparks

63.“Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!” – Joanne Kathleen Rowling

64.“When you care about someone, you can’t just turn that off because you learn they betrayed you.” – Paula Stokes

65.“Kill me with love but don’t love me with la lie.” – Pooja Bagul

66.“To betray you must first belong.” – Harold Philby

67.“You already got caught lying! Stop being fake and try being real for once in your life.” – Unknown

68.“I didn’t understand why he sabotaged our future at the time – cheating on me, again, as we were making final plans to move in together. By the time he came over to smooth talk his way out of it, I was done. No more crying. Even my tears had given up on him. I’d already moved on, his cheating was simply the key left in the mailbox.” – Rachel Thompson

69.“My Six Word Love Story- He’s only sorry he got caught.” – Unknown

70.“People don’t cheat because of who you are, they cheat because of who they are not.” – Unknown

71.“Accept loyalty gratefully, and accept betrayal with a smile, knowing that it teaches you life lessons.” – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

72.“You can’t betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.” – Unknown

73.“Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.” – Unknown

74.“Loyalty is from above, betrayal is from below.” – Unknown

75.“Betrayal dressed in love and trimmed with the facade of good intentions is the most barbaric of all betrayals.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

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Betrayals only come from trust, so if you never trusted anyone, how can you get betrayed? But if you choose to not trust anyone just because afraid of betrayal, that’s not worth the loss. This is why betrayal is so challenging because it impacts our deepest closest relationships…adn then we pull back and feel all alone.

Sound familiar?

Anyway, betrayal is ugly, but trust is virtue. Life need trust. Hope after reading above betrayal quotes will help you to become wise when you facing betrayal.

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