35 Overcoming Betrayal Quotes and Sayings

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If you have ever been cheated on or suffered from someone seriously lying to you, than you probably experienced feelings of betrayal. These emotions can contribute to later feelings of mistrust in someone and can leave you feeling angry and sad. Here are some great betrayal quotes and sayings that help to put things into perspective and hopefully bring a little comfort.

“A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman’s heart.”

“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.”

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

“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”

“Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.”

“Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.”

“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.”

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”

“He, who had done more than any human being to draw her out of the caves of her secret, folded life, now threw her down into deeper recesses of fear and doubt.”

“Her only way home was to betray her friend.”

“I could never hurt him enough to make his betrayal stop hurting. And it hurts, in every part of my body.”

“I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.”

“I think in the end, you would have stayed with me, out of obligation…or maybe comfort. Maybe I was safe to you, and you needed to feel that.”

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

“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.”

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

“It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her.”

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”

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

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

“It’s very easy to get a boy to leave the room. It’s much harder to get him to leave your thoughts.”

“No one fights dirtier or more brutally than blood; only family knows it’s own weaknesses, the exact placement of the heart.”

“Only yesterday I was no different than them, yet I was saved. I am explaining to you the way of life of a people who say every sort of wicked thing about me because I sacrificed their friendship to gain my own soul.”

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”

“The human race is unimportant. It is the self that must not be betrayed.”

“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.”

“Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names.”

“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.”

“Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints.”

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”

“We met less than a week ago and in that time I’ve done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you.”

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

“Why shouldn’t I hate her? She did the worst thing to me that anyone can do to anyone else. Let them believe that they’re loved and wanted and then show them that it’s all a sham.”

“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.”

“You teach me now how cruel you’ve been – cruel and false.”

Finding a way to emotionally heal from betrayal will help you to move forward in your life and find some everlasting peace.

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