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Betrayal Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about betrayal
  1. #1
    “Though I do hate him as I do hell pains,
    Yet, for necessity of present life,
    I must show out a flag and sign of love—
    Which is indeed but sign.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    character
    Iago
    concept
    Betrayal
  2. #2
    “Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
    Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
    Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
  3. #3
    “The moment of betrayal is the worst, the moment when you know beyond any doubt that you’ve been betrayed: that some other human being has wished you that much evil.”
  4. #4
    “And Vin liked solitude. When you’re alone, no one can betray you.”
  5. #5
    “Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concept
    Betrayal
  6. #6
    “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”
  7. #7
    “I’m not really sure why. But... do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much - pain, frustration, anger... and I still loved her. I still do.”
  8. #8
    “The jungle is shut to me, and I must forget your talk and your companionship; but I will be more merciful than ye are. Because I was all but your brother in blood, I promise that when I am a man among men I will not betray ye to men as ye have betrayed me.”
  9. #9
    Certainly he took no pains to hide his thoughts, and certainly I read them like print. In the immediate nearness of the gold, all else had been forgotten: his promise and the doctor’s warning were both things of the past, and I could not doubt that he hoped to seize upon the treasure, find and board the Hispaniola under cover of night, cut every honest throat about that island, and sail away as he had at first intended, laden with crimes and riches.
  10. #10
    “Ay, let her rot, and perish and be damned
    tonight, for she shall not live. No, my heart is turned
    to stone. I strike it, and it hurts my hand. O, the
    world hath not a sweeter creature! She might lie by
    an emperor’s side and command him tasks.”
  11. #11
    “Ye have told me so often to-night that I am a man (though indeed I would have been a wolf with you to my life’s end) that I feel your words are true.”
  12. #12
    “Beware of pride and arrogance, Charles, for they may betray you.”
  13. #13
    “You teach me now how cruel you’ve been—cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort.”
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The Jungle Book
tigers · adventure · bears
The Jungle Book
elephants · alligators and crocodiles
The Elephant's Child
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