Quotes about betrayal

A collection of quotes on the topic of betrayal.

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Corneliu Zelea Codreanu photo

„The young man who joins a political party is a traitor to his generation and to his race.“

—  Corneliu Zelea Codreanu Romanian politician 1899 - 1938

For My Legionaries: The Iron Guard (1936), Politics

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„I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it was always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals came easily.“

—  Cormac McCarthy, book All the Pretty Horses

Variant: Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it is always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals come easily.
Source: All the Pretty Horses

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„I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Variant: I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

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„Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.“

—  Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

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„I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.“

—  Meryl Streep American actress 1949

Misattributed to Meryl Streep (and widely disseminated on the Internet as of August/September 2014), this quote is allegedly a translation of a text by the author José Micard Teixeira, the original of which begins (in Portuguese): "Já não tenho paciência para algumas coisas, não porque me tenha tornado arrogante..."
Misattributed

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„I Hate Myself And I Want To Die.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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Citát „If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.“
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„If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

No known source in Twain's works.
The earliest known source is a Usenet post from November 2000 https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=israel.francophones/j_b0peHVcJw/YN5cG6Pdk6QJ.
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„Believe you can and you're halfway there.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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„Believe everything you read“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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„I’m worse at what I do best.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: I´m worse at what I do best and for this gift I feel blessed.