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    betrayal Quotes

    Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    We are not wounded so deeply when betrayed by the things we hope for as when betrayed by things we try our best to despise. In such betrayal comes the dagger in the back.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: betrayal  hope 
    Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right.
    — William Feather
    tags: betrayal  right  luck  bad 
    Not the shadow of a doubt crossed my mind of the purpose for which the Count had left the theatre. His escape from us, that evening, was beyond all question the preliminary only to his escape from London. The mark of the Brotherhood was on his arm-I felt as certain of it as if he had shown me the brand; and the betrayal of the Brotherhood was on his conscience-I had seen it in his recognition of Pesca.
    — Wilkie Collins
    Trust is not established in the absence of betrayal, but in those whose betrayal is least.
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: betrayal  trust 
    Our destruction of nature is not just bad stewardship, or stupid economics, or a betrayal of family responsibility; it is the most horrid blasphemy. It is flinging God's gifts into His face, as if they were of no worth beyond that assigned to them by our destruction of them.
    — Wendell Berry
    Two people who were once very close can without blame or grand betrayal become strangers. Perhaps this is the saddest thing in the world.
    — Warsan Shire
    tags: betrayal  people  world 
    There's nothing like a deadline to get the old blood flowing. All the juices, really. It doesn't follow, if you think about it. You'd assume certain things ... certain activities ... would become unimportant. Certain betrayals would become unbearable. But they don't really. In fact, quite the opposite. Everything takes on a new light. The impossible becomes possible, desirable even. It's quite remarkable.
    — Walter Wykes
    For a lawyer to do less than his utmost is, I strongly feel, a betrayal of his client. Though in criminal trials one tends to focus on the defense attorney and his client the accused, the prosecutor is also a lawyer, and he too has a client: the People. And the People are equally entitled to their day in court, to a fair and impartial trial, and to justice.
    — Vincent Bugliosi
    Within the pages of The Betrayal of America I prove that these justices were absolutely up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush.
    — Vincent Bugliosi
    A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices.
    — Vincent Bugliosi
    The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.
    — Tupac Shakur
    tags: betrayal  chance  friends 
    The East European small countries have a sense of betrayal, of having been forgotten by Western leaders.
    — Tony Judt
    tags: betrayal  leader 
    We fall for... the theories of betrayal very easily, and one of the things that's always depressed me about the left, ever since I started in politics, is their ability to imbibe the propaganda of the right and regurgitate it to the left.
    — Tony Blair
    tags: betrayal  right  politics 
    Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
    — Tom Cochrane
    Betrayal, in one form or another, is at the very heart of the world of intelligence.
    — Thomas Powers
    The moment Eve bit into the apple, her eyes opened and she became free. She exposed the truth of what every woman knows: to find our sovereign voice often requires a betrayal.
    — Terry Tempest Williams
    tags: betrayal  truth  women  moment  eyes 
    Universities are no longer educational in any sense of the word that Rousseau would have recognised. Instead, they have become unabashed instruments of capital. Confronted with this squalid betrayal, one imagines he would have felt sick and oppressed.
    — Terry Eagleton
    Betrayal of any kind is hard, but betrayal by one's religion is excruciating. It makes you want to rage and weep.
    — Sue Monk Kidd
    tags: betrayal 
    Betrayal was the greatest of all crimes, for it took all that was human within a person and made it a thing of pain. In the face of that, murder itself was surcease: it was quick, and it ended the anguish and despair of a life without hope.
    — Steven Erikson
    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.
    — Steven Dietz
    tags: betrayal  death  die  hope 
    Who would have thought that [director] Cameron Crowe had a movie as bad as Vanilla Sky in him? It's a punishing picture, a betrayal of everything that Crowe has proved he knows how to do right.
    — Stephanie Zacharek
    tags: betrayal  thoughts  right  sky  bad  movie 
    Under examination by the camera, a human body becomes for its inhabitant a field of betrayal more than a ground of communication, and the camera's further power is manifested as it documents the individual's self-conscious efforts to control the body each time it is conscious of the camera's attention to it.
    — Stanley Cavell
    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
    tags: betrayal  trust  bad 
    It's never the enemy without who brings you down. It's always the enemy within." " Nick "Guard your back, Nick. It's the one you don't see coming. The one you trust whose betrayal is most lethal. They know your weakness and they know how to hit the lowest. It's when your back is turned and your guard is down that they move in for the kill." " Kyrian
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Beware the viper in your closet. Isn't that another thing you're always saying, Father? Ambition and jealousy are at the heart of all betrayals. (Ryssa)
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Believe me, I know and I almost made the same mistake you did. Evil is seductive. It's what makes the two of them so dangerous. (Jericho) No. It's our willingness to believe their lies and to see what we want to see that makes it so dangerous. Even when we know better, we lie to ourselves and that's where the true betrayal is. (Jared)
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    With me being in so many pain from when you have a betrayal from your best friend - who was my husband - and the girl got pregnant, I couldn't even get out of bed. The only thing that saved me was my stand-up. I would get on stage and just talk about stuff, and I made people laugh. A lot of women e-mail me and say, 'How do you smile? How do you laugh at something like this?' That's how I do it. I laugh because that's how I get through pain.
    — Sherri Shepherd
    How does newness come into the world? How is it born? Of what fusions, translations, conjoinings is it made? How does it survive, extreme and dangerous as it is? What compromises, what deals, what betrayals of its secret nature must it make to stave off the wrecking crew, the exterminating angel, the guillotine? Is birth always a fall? Do angels have wings? Can men fly?
    — Salman Rushdie
    There are two things in Indian history - one is the incredible optimism and potential of the place, and the other is the betrayal of that potential - for example, corruption. Those two strands intertwine through the whole of Indian history, and maybe not just Indian history.
    — Salman Rushdie
    For only when faithfulness turns to betrayal And betrayal into trust Can any human being become part of the truth.
    — Rumi
    tags: betrayal  truth  trust  human 
    Behavior of such cunning cruelty that only a human being could have thought of or contrived it we call 'inhuman,' revealing thus some pathetic ideal standard for our species that survives all betrayals.
    — Rose Macaulay
    Betrayal would be a different sort of sick.
    — Robin McKinley
    tags: betrayal 
    I would say that failure to terraform Mars constitutes failure to live up to our human nature and a betrayal of our responsibility as members of the community of life itself
    — Robert Zubrin
    You can quickly go from having passion and love to passion and hate when an act of betrayal happens.
    — Robert Sternberg
    tags: betrayal  hate  passion 
    Pulling a gun's trigger can be an appalling act. But if it is suicidal drawing fire to save someone, it has an utterly different meaning. Placing your hand on someone's arm can be an act of deep compassion or the first step of betrayal. The punch line? It's all about context, and the biology of context is vastly more complicated than the biology of the behavior itself.
    — Robert M. Sapolsky
    Jon Land writes great fiction, and Betrayal reads like the best of it. The fact that it's true makes the story all the more riveting. . . . A sobering indictment of our law enforcement system and one man's relentless quest to see justice done.
    — Robert Leuci
    The sap of Spring in the young wood a-stir Will celebrate with green the Mother, And every song-bird shout awhile for her; But we are gifted, even in November Rawest of seasons, with so huge a sense Of Her nakedly worn magnificence We forget cruelty and past betrayal, Heedless of where the next bright bolt may fall.
    — Robert Graves
    tags: betrayal  past  young  cruelty  mother 
    All trust involves vulnerability and risk, and nothing would count as trust if there were no possibility of betrayal.
    — Robert C. Solomon
    I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit.
    — Richard Branson
    tags: betrayal  believe  spirit 
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