Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.

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

The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo.

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Even though we are deceived, still believe.

Though we are betrayed, still forgive. Love completely even those who hate you.

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

To betray you must first belong.

If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.

Et tu, Brute?

Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.

A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman.

A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.

Freedom is fragile and must be protected.

To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.

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.

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?

The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.

If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death.

Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavors to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children.

To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.

How we glow over these novels of passion, when the story is told with any spark of truth and nature! And what fastens attention, in the intercourse of life, like any passage betraying affection between two parties? Perhaps we never saw them before and never shall meet them again. But we see them exchange a glance or betray a deep emotion, and we are no longer strangers. We understand them and take the warmest interest in the development of the romance. All mankind love a lover.

Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired.

This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through man's passions, nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise.

The individual (no matter how well-meaning he might be, no matter how much strength he might have, if only he would use it) does not have the passion to rip himself away from either the coils of Reflection or the seductive ambiguities of Reflection; nor do the surroundings and times have any events or passions, but rather provide a negative setting of a habit of reflection, which plays with some illusory project only to betray him in the end with a way out: it shows him that the most clever thing to do is nothing at all.

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.

If you load responsibility on a man unworthy of it he will always betray himself.

One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.

There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character.

Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.

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.

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.

Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall.

We would betray our values and play into our enemies' hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists, and we should not stand for that.

Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal.

Do not betray the people.

I feel betrayed by own mother.

I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That's universal in women's friendships.

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.

Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.

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.

To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.

Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate.

I prefer to betray the electorate.

The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.