betrayal

A Quote by Ayn Rand on betrayal, courage, and greatness

Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on betrayal and style

It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style betrays us.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on affection, appreciation, beauty, betrayal, children, enthusiasm, friendship, garden, health, honesty, intelligence, laughter, life, people, respect, and world

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Attributed to Emerson but not found in any of his writings.

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on betrayal, death, dogs, lies, and time

Ten years ago she split the air To seize what she could spy Tonight she bumps against a chair, Betrayed by milky eye. She seems to pant, Time up, time up! My little dog must die, And lie in dust with Hector's pup; I So, presently, must I.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Versus, I949. For a Good Dog, st. 3

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on betrayal, hypocrisy, lies, promises, and trust

There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on abuse, betrayal, hypocrisy, lies, and trust

Four characteristics constitute anyone who possesses them a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he abandons it: when he is trusted he betrays his trust, when he talks he lies, when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he abuses.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on betrayal, facts, fear, heaven, justice, and mistakes

I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes)

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A Quote by Henry Peter, Lord Brougham on betrayal, errors, good, guilt, men, metaphor, and mind

In my mind, he was guilty of no error - he was chargeable with no exaggeration - he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said that all we see about us, Kings, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the State, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve good men into a box.

Henry Peter Brougham (1778 - 1868)

Source: Present State of the Law, Feb. 7, 1828.

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on betrayal and love

HYD, Absolon, they gilte tresses clere; Ester, ley thou thy meknesse al a-doun; Hyd, Jonathas, al thy frendly manere; Penalopee, and Marcia Catoun, Mak of your wyfhod no comparisoun; Hyde ye your beautes, Isoude and Eleyne, Alceste is here, that al that may desteyne. Thy faire bodye, let hit net appere, Lavyne; and thou, Lucresse of Rome toun, And Polixene, that boghte love so dere, Eek Cleopatre, with al thy passioun, Hyde ye your trouthe in love and your renoun; And thou, Tisbe, that hast for love swich peyne: Alceste is here, that al that may desteyne. Herro, Dido, Laudomia, alle in-fere, Eek Phyllis, hanging for thy Demophoun, And Canace, espyed by thy chere, Ysiphile, betrayed with Jasoun, Mak of your trouthe in love no boft ne soun; Nor Ypermistre or Adriane, ne pleyne; Alceste is here, that al that may desteyne.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Prologue To The Legend Of Good Women

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on betrayal and faith

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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