47 Quotes About Betrayal of Love


Having a loved one step in and betray your trust in life can break your faith in others. These quotes about betrayal of love capture the difficulty and hurt that is experienced in these types of circumstances.

“A broken heart bleeds tears.”

“A final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works.”

“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.”

“All trust involves vulnerability and risk, and nothing would count as trust if there were no possibility of betrayal.”

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

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

“Betrayal can only happen if you love.”

“Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer.”

“Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources.”

“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”

“Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.”

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

“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 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.”

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

“I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.”

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

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

“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 and marriage are wonderful arenas in which to place a character. We are most likely to risk our morals and beliefs while in love. Betrayal gives tremendous insights into a character as well.”

“Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.”

“Love has a particular trait: it has a task or purpose to fulfill – to abide.”

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

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.”

“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.”

“Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.”

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

“The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo.”

“The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other.”

“The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.”

“The surest way to hurt yourself is to give up on love, just because it didn’t work out the first time.”

“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 only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell.”

“There is no greater blessing than a family hand that lifts you from a fall; but there is not lower curse than a family hand that strikes you when you’re down.”

“Those who really love you don’t mean to hurt you and if they do, you can’t see it in their eyes but it hurts them too.”

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

“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.”

“Trust can take years to build, but only a second to break.”

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

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

“What kind of living will it be when you – Oh, God! Would you like to live with your soul in the grave?”

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

“With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt, because love is an amazing feeling.”

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

After you suffer from a betrayal, there are many ways you have to go about repairing and healing your life so you can move on and find a way to love another again.

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