To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spectacular Friend Betrayal quotations
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.
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.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.
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.
First you have nothing, and then, astonishingly, after ripping out your brain and your heart and betraying your friends and ex-lovers and dreaming like a zombie over the page till you can't see or hear or smell or taste, you have something.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
Your strongest muscle
To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal.
You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
Each betrayal begins with trust.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
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.
All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself
The friendly preacher who fails to warn of the reality of Hell, betrays the Son of God with a kiss.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Sir, if you think that I am that kind of a man, you have missed your mark.
I would rather die a thousand deaths than betray a friend or be false to duty.
Do not fear your enemies. The worst they can do is kill you. Do not fear friends. At worst, they may betray you. Fear those who do not care; they neither kill nor betray, but betrayal and murder exists because of their silent consent.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did".
Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies of freedom, or permit fear and retreat to become American policies — especially in this hemisphere. None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong.
A straw enables you to drink without using your wrist.
A straw is your friend - until you lose eye contact with the straw. Then it will betray you and make you look like an idiot.
I know that I have had friends who would never have vexed or betrayed me, if they had walked on all fours.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
I would never betray a friend to serve a cause.
Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.
Like an enemy I knew as intimately as any friend, I came to know the nagging, constant emptiness of the incongruent life. I ignored myself and lived for people, purposes, and goals that weren't my own. I betrayed who I was and instead accepted a fictional substitute that was defined from the outside in.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
We are inconsolable at being deceived by our enemies and being betrayed by our friends, yet we are often content in be being treated like that by our own selves.
Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!
I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.
You're growing and changing, and eventually, you can go from having all these friends to feeling like you have no one, because you've been betrayed, or you've gone through things. But in this moment, I'm in such a good place with my friends. I feel confident and I'm happy there are people who I can truly trust in my life.
....it cannot be called ingenuity to kill one's fellow citizens, to betray friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; by these means one can aquire power but not glory.
Unless you make allowances for your friends foibles, you betray your own.
Those who cannot conceive of Friendship as a substantive love but only as a disguise or elaboration of Eros betray the fact that they have never had a Friend.