60 Betrayal quotes that will help you overcome the trauma

When a person you trust or someone close betrays you, it will cause you a surge of negative emotions. The pain and anger you will feel are indescribable. Betrayal occurs when someone puts their self-interest first before anything else. When someone experiences betrayal, it becomes harder for them to trust others anymore. May these quotes about betrayal help you react to the traumatic feeling effectively and bounce back.

Betrayal quotes that will help you overcome the trauma
1. “It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.” – Nicole Richie

2. “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

3. “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

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

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

6. “Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.” – Toba Beta

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

8. “Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

9. “Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime.” – J.E.B. Spredemann
Betrayal quotes that will help you overcome the trauma
10. “Only those you trust can betray you.” – Terry Goodkind

11. “Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.” – Sara Gruen

12. “Pride had kept her running when love had betrayed her.” – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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

14. “It's a shame that the very people who you protect are the first ones to turn there backs on you.” – Autumn Kohler
Betrayal quotes that will help you overcome the trauma
15. “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

16. “In life you can easily trust someone, but once the trust is broken its very difficult to trust anyone again.” – Sushan Sharma

17. “So this was betrayal. It was like being left alone in the desert at dusk without water or warmth. It left your mouth dry and will broken. It sapped your tears and made you hollow.” – Anna Godbersen

18. “One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though, is the willful slaughter of hope.” – Steven Deitz

19. “The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed.” – Adam Levin
Betrayal quotes that will help you overcome the trauma
20. “Some scars don't hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again.” – Joyce Rachelle

21. “The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.” – Maya Angelou

22. “I think there are two different oceans, the one that plays with you in the summer, and the one that gets so mad in the winter.” – Jodi Picoult

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

24. “Innocence invites protection, yet we might be smarter to protect ourselves against it.” – Megan Johns
Betrayal quotes that will help you overcome the trauma
25. “It's not just about who's being real to your face, but also about who's being real behind your back.” – Anonymous

26. “Grow a thick skin, a very thick skin. And watch your back. For every back, there is a knife.” – Lily Chatterjee

27. “It's particularly hard to take being stabbed in the back close to home. There's always a feeling of betrayal when people of your own group oppose you.” – Catharine MacKinnon

28. “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.” – Muhammad

29. “There is tremendous trauma in the betrayal caused by a perpetual liar as they repeatedly commit psychological abuse.” – Cathy Burnham Martin

30. “You can't keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbors. You know, eventually those snakes are going to turn on whoever has them in the backyard.” – Hillary Clinton

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

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

33. “Words don’t have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess.” – Shannon L. Alder

34. “While stabbing someone's back, you recklessly expose your own.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

35. “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” – William Blake

36. “The knives of betrayal cut deep, and it hurts. But they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your real friends.” – Steve Maraboli

37. “It’s hard to trust somebody when the one person who you completely opened up to is the person who later completely betrayed you.” – Anonymous

38. “I think if people could step inside a person who has been betrayed by the love of their life and feel the agony it causes, no one who is human would have it in their heart to cause someone that much pain and heartache.” – Anonymous

39. “Those who don’t know the value of loyalty can never appreciate the cost of betrayal.” – Anonymous

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

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

42. “A betrayal in a family is much more devastating than a betrayal among friends, or even lovers.” – Ari Aster

43. “Betrayal is one of my biggest fears. Betrayal happens on many different levels all the time, and there is no worse feeling than realizing someone you thought you could trust has gone against you.” – Katie Lee

44. “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

45. “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

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

47. “Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again.” – Anonymous

48. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends.” – Anonymous

49. “It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for are the ones behind the trigger.” – Anonymous

50. “There is always a lesson of a lifetime to learn in every betrayal.” – Edmond Mbiaka

51. “Betray a friend and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.” – Aesop

52. “Sometimes instead of being hurt, you should look at betrayal as a gift. It makes it much easier to sweep it up and toss it out with the rest of the trash. And why is that you ask? Because trash starts to stink, and when it does, it has no more value in your life.” – Donna Schoenrock

53. “Forgive yourself for the blindness that put you in the path of those who betrayed you. Sometimes a good heart doesn’t see the bad.” – Anonymous

54. “An honest enemy is better than a false friend. When in doubt, pay more attention to what people do and less to what they say. Actions not only speak louder than words, they are more difficult to fake.” – Zero Dean

55. “Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another’s pain, can never be such as a worthy mind can fully delight in.” – Samuel Johnson

56. “I’m mature enough to forgive you, but I’m not dumb enough to trust you again.” – Anonymous

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

58. “One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. If you’ve been hurt until it breaks your soul into pieces, your perspective in life will definitely change, and no one and nothing in this world could ever hurt you again.” – Mareez Reyes

59. “I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” – Steve Maraboli

60. “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

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