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I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between
betraying my country and betraying my friend,
I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
- E. M. Forster

They talk of a man betraying his country,
his friends, his sweetheart.
There must be a moral bond first.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
- Joseph Conrad

The art of the critic in a nutshell:
to coin slogans without betraying ideas.
The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
- Walter Benjamin

A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
- Lawrence Durrell

 

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
- Marilyn Monroe

God makes me play well.
That is why I always make the sign of a cross when
I walk out on to the pitch.
I feel I would be betraying him if I didn't.
- Diego Maradona

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend,
I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
- E. M. Forster

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I felt like I was betraying my family.
But I knew that trying to explain my emotions in a
movie like this was more important than leaving them unspoken.
- John Robinson

I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery,
for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty,
as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ,
and the blood of His people.
- Donald Cargill

I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister.
I'm a real person operating in the world.
For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong.
It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children.
- Nicole Kidman

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is,
or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country.
There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country,
who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations
in his private connections.
- Samuel Adams

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready
to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -
a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals.
I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs
and wishes of those outside the power structure.
And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic
party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
- Camille Paglia

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
- Elie Wiesel

A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset,
will generally, in the end, betray itself.
- Titus Livius

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.
- John Dryden

You can't betray yourself too often,
or you become somebody else.
- Ed Harris

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray,
what charm can soothe her melancholy,
what art can wash her guilt away?
- Oliver Goldsmith

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel
and don't betray each other.
- Taylor Caldwell

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.
- James Madison

Love is whatever you can still betray.
Betrayal can only happen if you love.
- John le Carre

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
- William Wordsworth

We would betray Mexicans' hopes for change if we felt
satisfied with what we've accomplished so far.
- Vicente Fox

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
- William Penn

I am not unaware that leaders betray,
and sell out, and play false.
- Mary Harris Jones

The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power,
and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
- Noam Chomsky

The chief internal enemies of any state are those public
officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
- Dalton Trumbo

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.
- Elia Kazan

The public weal requires that men should betray,
and lie, and massacre.
- Michel de Montaigne

Lovers have a right to betray you...
friends don't.
- Judy Holliday

To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes
to betray you without witnesses.
- Don J. Manuel

Alas!
how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
- Ovid

I'd rather betray the world than let the world betray me.
- Cao Cao

Freedom is fragile and must be protected.
To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure,
is to betray it.
- Germaine Greer

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

If fans are going to turn on me because of this,
they weren't my fans anyway.
I couldn't betray a whole 25 years of record making and not do this.
I had to.
- John Mellencamp

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

To betray, you must first belong.
- Kim Philby

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.
- Richard Russo

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.
- Charles Horton Cooley

You can never betray the people who are dead,
so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs,
but I'm here.
I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,
but he doesn't.
- Anita Brookner

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

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

The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted
in detail by the American media during the months after
September 11 only betray the inability of the government
to determine the magnitude of the danger.
- Jurgen Habermas

To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance
to exercise fully their influence within the federal
government would be to betray the historical role Quebec
has always played in Confederation,
and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.
- Kim Campbell

Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself.
He belongs to his character, to his author,
to his public.
He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first,
not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not
only to the image of the past,
but to the past itself.
- Theodor Adorno

Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth;
it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being.
- Paul de Man

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained.
He betrays himself.
He breaks out.
He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people
at the risk of life itself.
- Martin Luther

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.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Your representative owes you, not his industry only,
but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving
you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke

To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
- Lord Chesterfield

The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror,
democracy betrays its own essence.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul.
Everything betrays us: voice, silence,
eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
- Jean Racine

It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think
his medium is limiting him,
and I think we all recognize this.
- Steve Albini

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
- Confucius

An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true,
and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt
for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.
- Nance O'Neil

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.
- John Thorn

Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics
a free hand to abuse and murder non believers.
Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights
which animate any democracy with meaning.
- Armstrong Williams

In the case of my book, I don't think it's really the
coming-out gay novel that everyone really needed,
even though it was received as such.
The boy is too creepy, he betrays his teacher,
the only adult man with whom he's enjoyed a sexual experience,
etc.
- Edmund White

When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known
immorality he abuses his trust;
he sacrifices not only his own interest,
but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
- Noah Webster

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love comes to those who still hope
even though they've been disappointed,
to those who still believe
even though they've been betrayed,
to those who still love
even though they've been hurt before.
- Anonymous

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini


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