Betrayal is a terrible thing; when the person you least expected hurts you or stabs you in the back, it really hurts. Sometimes we are the one who have done the hurtful and heart-breaking thing to another.

Sometimes, betrayal was avoidable and at other times, there was no way we could have seen it coming but whatever the case is, the truth is that betrayal is a part of life. The only problem is that we often do not know how to handle it.

Here’s a selection of some insightful quotes that we can learn from and helps to deal with betrayals better:

“If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.”

Toba Beta

“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.”

Heather Brewer

“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”


“Never be silent with persons you love and distrust,” …… “Silence betrays.”

L.M. Montgomery

“Betrayal and dishonor is usually an inside job. Keep it ‘sucka-free’, loved one!”

T.F. Hodge

“We can depend on nobody in this world, and sometimes we even betray ourselves”

Dean Cavanagh

“Love never betrays. People do.”

Rohit Sharma

“While stabbing someones back, you recklessly expose your own.”

Matshona Dhliwayo

“Forgiveness is a transformative act because it asks you to be a more empathetic and compassionate person, thereby making you better than the person you were when you were first hurt.”

Kamand Kojouri

“Downfall, failure and death cannot be far from any man who made counterfeit friends his ally and support.”

Bamigboye Olurotimi

“Respect when earned, should be protected because when lost, it would be hard to recover it. When one trusts and relies on you so much and you take it for granted, the day such a person would take a decision to disrespect you, forget it, you are a goner”


“There are different kinds of infidelity, but betrayal is betrayal wherever you find it.”

Jeanette Winterson