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BETRAYAL QUOTES: Betrayal doesn’t come from your enemies (2022)

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These “betrayal quotes” will help you rediscover yourself and persevere despite the pain.

The worst part about betrayal is that it does not come from your enemies. Furthermore, despite the good things you’ve done for them, they still treat you this way.

Continue reading this list of betrayal quotes if you want to know how to deal with backstabbers and betrayers.

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Best Betrayal Quotes and Sayings

1. “The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve been used and lied to by someone you trusted.” – Anonymous

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

3. “Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger.” – Anonymous

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

5. “I’m not mad, I’m hurt. There’s a difference.” – Anonymous

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

7. “The worst kind of hurt is betrayal because it means that someone is willing to hurt you just to make themselves feel better.” – Anonymous

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8. “When someone betrays you, it is a reflection of their character, not yours.” – Anonymous

9. “He who trusts the world, the world betrays him.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS

10. “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

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

12. “Betrayal leaves us at a fork in the road. We can become stuck in a bad moment forever or we can put it behind us for good. We decide our path.” – Carmen Harra

13. “Life is not about who’s real to your face, it’s about who’s real behind your back.” – Anonymous

Famous Quotes About Betrayal

14. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius

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

16. “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

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

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

19. “Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Eminem

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

21. “Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.” – Coco J. Ginger

22. “Betrayal answers betrayal, the mask of love is answered by the disappearance of love.” – Albert Camus

23. “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.” – Shannon L. Alder

24. “Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!” – J. K. Rowling

Quotes About Betrayal in Love and Relationships

25. “True love is tested when betrayed.” – Anonymous

26. “I didn’t fall in love with you, I fell in love with the person you pretended to be.” – Anonymous

27. “Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.” – Anonymous

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

29. “What had seemed like love was a betrayal.” – Claudia Gray

30. “Love grows where trust is laid, and love dies where trust is betrayed.” – Anonymous

31. “I loved you at your darkest though you crucified me at mine.” – Lennon Hodson

32. “Love comes to those who still hope after disappointment, who still believe after betrayal, and who still love after they’ve been hurt.” – Anonymous

33. “Being hurt by someone you love is the worst feeling ever.” – Anonymous

34. “Betrayal is so emotionally charged because the act of betrayal violates a couple’s core agreement―the promise to care for each other and keep each other safe.” – Anonymous

35. “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.” – Sean Lennon

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36. “I tried to keep us together, but you were so busy keeping secrets.” – Anonymous

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

38. “The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

39. “Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.” – Anonymous

Betrayal Quotes by Friends

40. “Friends are supposed to be there for you when you cry, not the reason you cry.” – Anonymous

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41. “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.” – Anonymous

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

43. “I didn’t lose a friend, I just realized I never had one.” – Anonymous

44. “I’d rather have no friends than fake ones.” – Anonymous

45. “Hell is being betrayed by a trusted friend.” – Anonymous

46. “The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.” – Tupac Shakur

47. “There are ways you can trust an enemy you can’t always trust a friend. An enemy’s never going to betray your trust.” – Daniel Abraham

48. “You don’t lose friends, you just learn who your real friends are.” – Anonymous

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

50. “The knives of betrayal and drama cut deep and hurt―but they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your true friends.” – Steve Maraboli

51. “There is a big difference between being betrayed by an enemy and being betrayed by a friend. The latter hurts more.” – Anonymous

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

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53. “Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.” – 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. “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

Betrayal Quotes by Family Members

56. “You knew exactly what you were doing. That’s what hurts the most.” – Anonymous

57. “Why would you do that to me after I gave you everything that I had?” – Anonymous

58. “Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore.” – Kristin Cast

59. “I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment. Not to hurt you, but so that you could finally understand how much you hurt me.” – Anonymous

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60. “All wounds have the ability to heal. The only exception is the wound created by the betrayal of a loved one.” – Anonymous

61. “No pain can ever be compared to the pain of being betrayed by someone so special to your heart.” – Anonymous

62. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.” – Anonymous

63. “It’s bad enough when you are betrayed by an enemy, but it is infinite times more painful when this betrayal is perpetrated by a loved one.” – Anonymous

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Quotes About Loyalty and Betrayal

64. “Even the people who betray you are part of the plan.” – Anonymous

65. “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

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

67. “Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime.” – J.E.B. Spredemann

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

69. “When you realize you’ve been deeply betrayed, fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s anger and frustration. Then disappointment and disillusionment.” – José N. Harris

Quotes About People’s Betrayal

70. “Beware the person that stabs you and then tells the world they’re bleeding!” – Jill Blakeway

71. “I regret opening up to some people, they didn’t deserve to know me like that.” – Anonymous

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

73. “Everyone has a reason for cheating, but no excuse will ever change the hurt and betrayal it causes.” – Anonymous

74. “You learned my secrets, scars, bruises, flaws, and then you left.” – Anonymous

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

76. “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

77. “I may be many things, and there are even more I am not, but I would never do to you what you did to me, and I think that says a lot.” – Jessica Katoff

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

Betrayal Quotes to Help You Overcome the Pain

79. “Betrayal doesn’t only break your heart but also darkens your soul. You’ll never forget the pain like a fog that forever lingers in the depths of your mind.” – Anonymous

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

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

82. “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

83. “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

84. “Sometimes, instead of being hurt, you should look at betrayal as a gift. It makes it that 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

Betrayal Love Quotes for Him and Her

85. “I have been constantly betrayed and deceived all my life.” – Taylor Caldwell

86. “Don’t be sorry. I trusted you. My mistake, not yours.” – Anonymous

87. “If a girl ever steals your man, there’s no better revenge that letting her keep him. Real men―can’t be stolen.” – Anonymous

88. “The worst mistake a man can make is to betray a woman who actually fought the world for him and stood by him and supported him when he was going through the worst in his life.” – Anonymous

89. “Do you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her? Never mind physically but betray her in his mind, in the very “poetry of his soul”. Well, it’s not easy but men do it all the time.” – Mario Puzo

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

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

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

Quotes to Help You Forgive Someone Who Has Betrayed You

93. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

94. “In return for my love, they are my accusers, but I give myself to prayer.” – Psalm 109:4 (NKJV)

95. “When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?” – Shannon L. Alder

96. “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 7:12 (ESV)

97. “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.” – Mark 11:25 (NASB)

98. “We met less than a week ago and in that time I’ve done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance―all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I’m able.” – Marissa Meyer

99. “For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.” – Matthew 6:14-15 (NASB)

100. “For it is not an enemy who taunts me―then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me―then I could hide from him. But it is you, a man, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend. We used to take sweet counsel together; within God’s house, we walked in the throng.” – Psalm 55:12-14 (ESV)

Bible Verses About Betrayal

101. “Jesus asked Judas, ‘Are you betraying the son of man with a kiss?’” – Luke 22:48 (CEV)

102. “My close friends detest me. Those I loved have turned against me.” – Job 19:19

103. “After Jesus had said these things, he was deeply troubled and told his disciples, ‘I tell you for certain that one of you will betray me.’” – John 13:21 (CEV)

104. “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” – Genesis 12:3 (NLT)

105. “Even my closest friend whom I trusted, the one who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.” – Psalm 41:9

106. “All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.” – Romans 3:23 (CEV)

107. “Instead, take up the matter with your neighbor, and don’t betray another person’s confidence. Otherwise, anyone who hears will make you ashamed, and your bad reputation will never leave you.” – Proverbs 25:9-10

108. “Do your best to win God’s approval as a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed and who teaches only the true message.” – 2 Timothy 2:15 (CEV)

109. “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips.” – Romans 1:29 (NIV)

110. “Your relatives, members of your own family―even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.” – Jeremiah 12:6 (NIV)

111. “A false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape.” – Proverbs 19:5 (NLT)

112. “Then he came to the disciples and said, ‘Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But look―the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Up, let’s be going. Look, my betrayer is here!’” – Matthew 26:45-46 (NLT)

113. “My relatives stay far away, and my friends have turned against me. My family is gone, and my close friends have forgotten me.” – Job 19:13-14

114. “Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.” – Isaiah 53:10 (NIV)

115. “The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: ‘You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.’ So Judas came straight to Jesus. ‘Greetings, Rabbi!’ he exclaimed and gave him the kiss. Jesus said, ‘My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for.’ Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him.” – Matthew 26:48-50

116. “Do you think that I came to bring peace to earth? No indeed! I came to make people choose sides. A family of five will be divided, with two of them against the other three. Fathers and sons will turn against one another, and mothers and daughters will do the same. Mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law will also turn against each other.” – Luke 12:51-53 (CEV)

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