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Betray Quotes

We’ve collected the best Betray Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Letitia James, Livy, Dan Gilbert, Wentworth Miller, John Dryden. Use them as an inspiration.

Under the not-so-watchful eye of ACS, children continue to die avoidable deaths. This is beyond unacceptable and betrays our moral conscience.
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor never will betray you.
Growing up, I was a target. Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test, and there were a thousand ways to fail, a thousand ways to betray yourself, to not live up to someone else‘s standards of what was accepted, of what was normal.
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
I’m not being cynical, but I have to find work that is allowing me to pay bills and keep our lives going in a way that we’re used to and trying not to betray my political beliefs while I’m doing it. Listen, it’s a tough thing to do.
I think people need fantasy, but I think they also need to know that they’re not being lied to. I think sometimes the fantasy can betray people and become more difficult for people’s lives than just truth. I can’t stand delusion. Delusion makes me sick.
Those who say that life is worth living at any cost have already written an epitaph of infamy, for there is no cause and no person that they will not betray to stay alive.
Sidney Hook
To betray, you must first belong.
Kim Philby
I have left my home, my family, and my job, and I am raising my voice. To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one’s self.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
Men who betray women also betray other men. Women shouldn’t feel so special.
Our love for the Founders leads us to abandon, and even to betray, the very principles they fought for.
Being a successful Hollywood actress may be challenging, but little did I know that the very body that had always been my calling card would betray me.
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
It’s very difficult to think that you’re with someone that you know, and all of a sudden you don’t know them: it turns out that they betray you. It’s painful, but it’s best to turn the page.
Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep.
Ray Davies
Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment‘s notice, who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow – that’s vulnerability.
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die with the onset of manhood: the dream is to play endlessly, past the time when you are called home for dinner, past the time of doing chores, past the time when your body betrays you past time itself.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
I’ll never tell a lie. I’ll never make a misleading statement. I’ll never betray the confidence that any of you had in me. And I’ll never avoid a controversial issue.
I recognise why I have such a strong inability to forgive certain people who betray me. It’s chiselled in, like a name on a tomb stone.
The beauty of performance for me is finding details with which to betray character.
Jefferson Mays
You have to respect who the character is. It has its own internal truth, and you can’t betray that. And if you don’t betray that, it will not betray you.
Actors betray. Technicians don’t. Movies are made by technicians.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
Where I grew up, the one unmistakable sign of homosexuality was to betray some interest in your appearance.
The tendency of people skirting 30s and 40s is to feel lethargic or weak. But trust me, most of it is in your head. If you keep pushing and challenging yourself, your body will not betray your will.
Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t.
My children came out as individuals in their own right. They were not my products. They had their own characters and were very strong-minded. I gave them a lot of freedom when they were still very young. The one thing they got from me is morals. They would never betray anyone. They are really good people.
The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We’re called to have people follow Jesus. We’re called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies.
The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
If you entrust your data to others, they can let you down or outright betray you.
Men who do not contend in earnest can have little warmth and fervor in what they undertake, and are more than half prepared to betray the cause, in the vindication of which they have engaged their services.
We would betray Mexicanshopes for change if we felt satisfied with what we’ve accomplished so far.
Instead of playing heroes and righteous people, I’d rather portray characters with problems of conscience who have to lie, to betray, and then have to cope with that. They feel more true to me.
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
You don’t have to have a physical relationship with someone other than your spouse or significant other to betray him or her.
Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think his medium is limiting him, and I think we all recognize this.
What I do and what I love, I don’t betray that. Sometimes people say you have to tolerate it. No, you have to do what you think necessary, what your heart tells you, and go where the Almighty leads you.
If anything betrays my Ashkenazi Jewish heritagebesides the Casper-the-friendly-ghost-like skin tone – it’s my love of fishy fish.
The ability of the press to print their stories without the government trying to get them to betray their sources is as essential to a free press as the ink it is printed with. Otherwise, who will hold accountable those who hold power over us?
There’s always been a religious strain in me. I can’t get rid of it. I don’t want to get rid of it. I’m not involved in a church, but I understand that impulse to believe in something that’s never going to betray you.
He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
If my career continues along its current arc, people will probably look at me and see a writer who is obsessed with the relationship between rich and poor and with how the rich somehow or other always manage to betray the poor, even when they don’t mean to.
Without the name, any flower is still more or less a stranger to you. The name betrays its family, its relationship to other flowers, and gives the mind something tangible to grasp. It is very difficult for persons who have had no special training to learn the names of the flowers from the botany.
I treat everyone as a friend, but if they betray me, that’s it. They’re out of my life in one way or another.
Michael Rosenbaum
But we’re born as children and we look at the world with open eyes… And we don’t judge and we don’t betray. We’re not jealous. We’re not envious. We’re not even weary, which is a danger also as kids. They have to learn a certain amount of awareness.
Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that’s their downfall.
Simone Schwarz-Bart
If we say we believe in equality for all then we must fight for equality for all, not betray our immigrant sisters.
You can’t betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.
I would rather do what I did than crawl in front of a ritualistic Left and lie the way those other comrades did betray my own soul.
Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one’s guilt by one’s looks.
Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection.
When Zionism becomes co-extensive with Jewishness, Jewishness is pitted against the diversity that defines democracy, and if I may say so, betrays one of the most important ethical dimensions of the diasporic Jewish tradition: namely, the obligation of co-habitation with those different from ourselves.
There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to ‘Americanize’ him.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.
For Donald Trump, any opposition, either personal, ideological, or political is treason. Anyone who stands in his path betrays the Great Leader. Anyone who fails to take the knee is a traitor.
To deny that human beings are filled with anti-social passions betrays a denial of reality and a lack of self-awareness. One has to be taught nonsense for a great many formative years to believe it.
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us – when we succeed, it betrays us.
As a writer, I have learned that each time I pick up my pencil I betray someone.
Terry Tempest Williams
Deception can cost billions. Think Enron, Madoff, the mortgage crisis. Or in the case of double agents and traitors, like Robert Hanssen or Aldrich Ames, lies can betray our country. They can compromise our security. They can undermine democracy. They can cause the deaths of those that defend us.
We had a simple choice: Either betray our values or keep our values and leave Russia to try to do something new.
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
Joseph Story
The fact that we can’t easily foresee clues that would betray an intelligence a million millennia farther down the road suggests that we’re like ants trying to discover humans. Ask yourself: Would ants ever recognize houses, cars, or fire hydrants as the work of advanced biology?