39 Quotes About Friends Betraying You


Dealing with betrayal from a friend can be one of the biggest disappointments and hurtful things ever experienced. Finding a way to mend and repair the emotional pain can put you on a path of forgiveness. These quotes about friends betraying you highlight some of the most common traits found with these types of individuals.

“A man who trusts can never be betrayed, only mistaken.”

“All a man can betray is his conscience.”

“All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself.”

“Backstabbers specialize in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person.”

“Be careful to whom you trust. Betrayal always come from the persons you trusted.”

“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”

“Each betrayal begins with trust.”

“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.”

“False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.”

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

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

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

“I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.”

“If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.”

“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”

“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 was a mistake, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”

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

“Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.”

“Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t.”

“Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep.”

“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.”

“No one ever really pays for betrayal in silver…. The price of any betrayal always comes due in flesh.”

“People are complicated creatures. On the one hand, able to perform great acts of charity. On the other, capable of the most underhanded forms of betrayal. It’s a constant battle that rages within all of us.”

“Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.”

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

“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.”

“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.”

“There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.”

“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 laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.”

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

“To understand loyalty you need to experience betrayal.”

“We can tolerate our true enemies, but not the back stabbers and betrayers.”

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

“When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.”

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

“Your life must be filled with such incredible loneliness that your only joy comes from destroying everyone else’s happiness.”

There are many lessons we can learn about betrayal that are difficult to understand.

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