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If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
I'll never tell a lie. I'll never make a misleading statement. I'll never betray the confidence that any of you had in me. And I'll never avoid a controversial issue.
You can't betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.
The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We're called to have people follow Jesus. We're called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies.
Eugene H. Peterson
As a creator, I always want to betray fans' expectations.
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.
Michel de Montaigne
Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
The fact that we can't easily foresee clues that would betray an intelligence a million millennia farther down the road suggests that we're like ants trying to discover humans. Ask yourself: Would ants ever recognize houses, cars, or fire hydrants as the work of advanced biology?
Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall.
I would rather do what I did than crawl in front of a ritualistic Left and lie the way those other comrades did betray my own soul.
We would betray our values and play into our enemies' hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists, and we should not stand for that.
There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to 'Americanize' him.
Charles Horton Cooley
I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false.
Mary Harris Jones
You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't.
We would betray Mexicans' hopes for change if we felt satisfied with what we've accomplished so far.
I will not betray my country.
If we say we believe in equality for all then we must fight for equality for all, not betray our immigrant sisters.
I think critics are very useful. But I think that they, in a way, betray their position when they stop people looking for themselves.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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