59+ Best Family Betrayal Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational family betrayal quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Family Betrayal Quotes

Loyalty makes you family, while blood ties you together.

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. Arthur Miller

You weren’t at fault. Because I believed whatever you said, it was mine

For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first. Suzanne Collins

If you have faith in yourself, no one else will deceive you

To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal. Malcolm X

Life is about who is really behind your back, not about who is really in front of you

Though those that are betray’d Do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor Stands in worse case of woe. William Shakespeare

The story is spun by passions: We are betrayed by the false self

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. Tennessee Williams

There would have to be trust before there could be treachery

One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope. Steven Dietz

Excuse me for caring. I’m sorry I tried. Sorry for everything. But most of all, I regret having allowed you in.

There is no greater blessing than a family hand that lifts you from a fall; but there is not lower curse than a family hand that strikes you when you’re down. Wes Fessler

Protect me from my friends, Lord; I know my foes

The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood. Maya Angelou

I’m old enough to forgive you, but I’m not stupid enough to believe you can be trusted again

It’s a shame that the very people who you protect are the first ones to turn there backs on you. Autumn Kohler

We have to be wary of one another. Our sole line of defense against betrayal is it.

Trust thy self, and another shall not betray thee. Benjamin Franklin

You can count on the person who betrayed you once to do so again. Toxic family captions

Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within. George Meredith

Being stabbed in the back close to home is particularly difficult to handle. A sense of betrayal is always present when members of your own group disagree with you.

Lord, defend me from my friends; I can account for my enemies. Charles D’Hericault

You must occasionally give up on individuals. They don’t care, not because you don’t, but because they do

Be certain that he who has betrayed thee once will betray thee again. Johann Caspar Lavater

Being let down by the one person you believed would never hurt you hurts more than anything else

Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side. Barbara Kingsolver

Watch out for the individual who stabs you and then claims to be the one bleeding

Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. Jean Genet

Some folks won’t stand behind you They are loyal because they need you Their loyalty shifts as soon as their needs do.

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against Betrayal Tennessee Williams

Betraying someone means that they were willing to hurt you in order to benefit themselves, which is the worst sort of hurt.  family betrayal quotes

It’s hard to tell who has your back from who has it long enough just to stab you in it . Nicole Richie

Our families are meant to be our safe havens. We frequently discover our worst heartbreak there

Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations-but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families. Junot Diaz

Every act of treachery has its ideal time, a head or tails coin with salvation on the other side

Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it. Marshall McLuhan

Even though individuals who are betrayed feel the treason keenly, the traitor is in a worse situation

Relationships are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven’t got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die. Oscar Wilde

Betrayal, in my opinion, is worse than death. You see, I was able to imagine death, but I was unable to imagine betrayal

It was a mistake, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you. David Levithan

You broke my confidence by betraying me

I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray. Albert Camus

They ask me why I don’t visit after burning the bridge

The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies It comes from Friends and loved ones. Ash Sweeney

The only truth that endures is betrayal

My love for you was bulletproof but you’re the one who shot me. Pierce The Veil

When your own family fails you, it stings the most

A traumatic experience of love can occur when a child’s experience of love, caring and affection collides with an on going experience of abuse and betrayal. The union of love, trust and safety becomes fractured, while notions of love and betrayal become linked in tragic partnership. Jennifer J. Freyd

Sometimes the only one speaking the truth is the black sheep

Betrayal. A form of abandonment. Often the abandonment is difficult to see because the betrayer can be still close, even intimate, or may be intruding in your life. Yet your interests, your well-being is continually sacrificed. Patrick Carnes

There are not many whole eggs in a shattered nest

The worst families are those in which the members never really speak their minds to one another; they maintain an atmosphere of unreality, and everyone always lives in an atmosphere of suppressed ill feeling. Walter Bagehot

They express how they feel about you by how they treat you

Far from being the basis of good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontent. Edmund Leach

They have the option to betray me, but I decide not to

Family history, of course, has its proper dietary laws. One is supposed to swallow and digest only the permitted parts of it. the halal portions of the past, drained of their redness, their blood. Salman Rushdie