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Top 32 Backstabbing Betrayal Quotes

Backstabbing Betrayal Quotes

This post contains some of the best backstabbing betrayal quotes.

Backstabbing Betrayal Quotes

1. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” ― Brené Brown

2. “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

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

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4. “Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.” ― Sara Gruen

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

6. “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” ― William Blake

7. “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

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

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9. “The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed.” ― Adam Levin

10. “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

11. “Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.” ― George R.R. Martin

12. “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

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

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

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

16. “Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.” ― Arthur Miller

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17. “Only those you trust can betray you.” ― Terry Goodkind

18. “Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.” ― Toba Beta

19. “Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

20. “Betrayals don’t cancel each other out. They just hurt more.” ― Carley Fortune

21. “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

22. “We can depend on nobody in this world, and sometimes we even betray ourselves” ― Dean Cavanagh

23. “Betrayal isn’t ridiculous. It’s the reason empires fall.” ― Marisha Pessl

24. “When we fail, our pride supports us, and when we succeed it betrays us.” ― Charles Colton

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

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26. “Of course, adult life is not always so simple. Some issues need to be revisited—not dropped—and talk is essential to this process. We need words to begin to heal betrayals, inequalities, and ruptured connections.” – Harriet Lerner

27. “Pretending can involve misguided acts of self-sacrifice, and grave, ongoing deceptions, shored up by lying and self-betrayal. Too much of the self (our wants, beliefs, priorities, values) disappears or becomes negotiable under relationship pressure.” – Harriet Lerner

28. “We can all think of situations where one person’s terrible behavior (a profound betrayal) is arguably responsible for causing the other person’s reaction, and we are taught to view human transactions in simple cause-and-effect terms. But relationship systems typically don’t operate in a simple linear fashion.” – Harriet Lerner

29. “It’s easier to let go of rudeness from a stranger than to move on from the inexplicably hurtful actions of someone we have trusted and relied upon. Yet whether we have experienced a small hurt or a big betrayal, we don’t need to forgive the actions of an unapologetic offender to find peace of mind. We do need, over time, to dissipate its emotional charge. We need to accept the reality that sometimes the wrongdoer is unreachable and unrepentant—or perhaps long dead—and we have a choice as to whether we continue to carry the wrongdoing on our shoulders or not.” – Harriet Lerner

30. “Letting go is certainly not easy, but forgiveness need not be a part of that process when the wrongdoer has done nothing to earn it. There is no one path to healing.” – Harriet Lerner

31. “It can take great courage to open a conversation and apologize for something we wish we had handled differently in the past. Perhaps we don’t want to be intrusive, or we’re concerned about how our apology will be received and what would happen next. If the other person hasn’t brought the subject up we may assume that we shouldn’t, either.” – Harriet Lerner

32. “The need for apologies and repair is a singularly human one—both on the giving and receiving ends. We are hardwired to seek justice and fairness (however we see it), so the need to receive a sincere apology that’s due is deeply felt. We are also imperfect human beings and prone to error and defensiveness, so the challenge of offering a heartfelt apology permeates almost every relationship” – Harriet Lerner

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