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Betrayal Quotes

Beyond Betrayal: Inspirational Betrayal Quotes to Heal and Grow

Have you hurt your partner by behaving in ways that violated their trust within your relationship? If so, you are not alone. Studies report that just over half of relationships have been damaged by some form of betrayal and one point or another.

From the searing pain of infidelity to the subtle art of deception, betrayal strikes at the heart of relationships.

The following quotes may offer insight and inspiration if you or someone you know is seeking solace and healing.

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

~ Barbara Kingsolver

Healing does not mean that issue will never hurt you again—healing means that hurt will never control you again.

~ Unknown

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.

~ Shannon L. Alder

No matter how badly people treat you, never drop down to their level, just know you’re better and walk away.

~ Unknown

There is always a lesson of a lifetime to learn in every betrayal.

~ Edmond Mbiaka

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. If you’ve been hurt until it breaks your soul into pieces, your perspective in life will definitely change, and no one and nothing in this world could ever hurt you again.

~ Mareez Reyes

Forgive yourself for the blindness that put you in the path of those who betrayed you. Sometimes a good heart doesn’t see the bad.

~ Unknown

Love comes to those who still hope after disappointment, who still believe after betrayal, and who still love after they’ve been hurt.

~ Anonymous

All trust involves vulnerability and risk, and nothing would count as trust if there were no possibility of betrayal.

~ Robert C. Solomon

Forgive others, not because they deserve it, but because you deserve peace.

~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

~ Caroline Myss

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.

~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

Betrayal is a deep knife wound that only heals with time, forgiveness, and a willingness to rebuild trust.

~ Unknown

Betrayal may shatter our faith in others, but it should never shatter our faith in ourselves.

~ Unknown

Betrayal is a painful reminder that trust should be earned and never taken for granted.

~ Unknown

In the face of betrayal, we have the power to rise above and become stronger than ever before.

~ Unknown

The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies; it comes from those you trust the most.

~ Anonymous

Betrayal can be extremely painful, but it’s up to you how much that pain damages you permanently.

~ Emily V. Gordon

Trust is like a vase. Once it's broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be same again.

~ Carol Brady

Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.

~ Ziad K. Abdelnour

Betrayal annihilates trust. The more trust there is to begin with, and the more deception is involved, the more damage is done.

~ Sandra Lee Dennis

The total act of betrayal is broken trust.

~ Anonymous

Each betrayal begins with trust.

~ Martin Luther

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

~ Suzanne Collins

Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.

~ Patti Roberts

To forgive someone who hurt you is easy but to trust them again is next to impossible.

~ Unknown

Betrayal can only happen if you love.

~ John le Carre

Some trust losses are necessary in life to grow.

~ Unknown

Only those you trust can betray you.

~ Terry Goodkind

Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it.

~ Christine Feehan

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

~ George Macdonald

Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.

~ Santosh Kalwar

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

~ Ernest Hemingway

When trust is broken, sorry means nothing.

~ Unknown

Sometimes the strongest hearts are the ones that love again after being broken.

~ Unknown

Sometimes you have to be broken to be whole again.

~ Unknown

It takes a lot of strength and courage to forgive, but it takes an even greater strength to rebuild trust.

~ Unknown

Rebuilding trust is a process of actions, not words. It requires consistency, transparency, and genuine remorse.

~ Unknown

In the midst of betrayal, remember that healing begins with self-love and self-forgiveness.

~ Unknown

Healing from betrayal is a personal journey. It's about finding inner strength, learning to trust yourself again, and creating a better future.

~ Unknown

Betrayal is the deepest wound, and only forgiveness can heal its scar.

~ Unknown

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

~ Lewis B. Smedes

Trust is fragile, handle it with care. Once broken, it takes time and effort to rebuild, but it is possible.

~ Unknown

Betrayal is difficult to process. It is difficult to understand, even on the most basic level.

~ Jon Bush

Betraying someone once can be a mistake. Betraying someone twice is a choice.

~ Garima Soni

Betrayal is only betrayal when it’s done as an act of carelessness towards our partners.

~ Rosana Nassar

Love never betrays. People do.

~ Rohit Sharma

That’s the thing with betrayal- it’s always the people you love.

~ Fatima Bhutto

Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore.

~ P.C. Cast

I thought of betrayal and how it came so easily—in a word, a glance, a gesture.

~ Juliet Marillier

Relationships are tricky. People change over time. And once you’ve been betrayed, it’s difficult to trust again.

~ Unknown

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.

~ Lauren Conrad

That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets.

~ Amy Tan

When someone betrays you, it is a reflection of their character, not yours.

~ Happy Pitroda

Even loss and betrayal can bring us awakening.

~ Buddha

Trusting you was my choice; betraying me was your decision.

~ Unknown

Two people, who were together once, are now strangers because of a pillar called betrayal. This is perhaps the saddest thing.

~ Warsan Shire

Betrayal is like death: you never think it will happen to you.

~ Marty Rubin