Treachery Quotes

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J.K. Rowling
“What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed?" said Black, with a terrible fury in his face. "Only innocent lives, Peter!"
"You don't understand!" whined Pettigrew. "He would have killed me, Sirius!"
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Lemony Snicket
“We are respecting our parents' wishes....They didn't want to shelter us from the world's treacheries. They wanted us to survive them.”
Lemony Snicket, The End

“I love the juice but I loathe sticky fingers. Clean hands, Sansa. Whatever you do, make certain your hands are clean.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

David Gemmell
“There is a darkness in you. In all of us, probably. Beasts we keep chained. Ordinary men have to keep the chains strong, for if we let the beast loose then society will turn upon us with fiery vengeance. Kings though...well, who is there to turn upon them? So the chains are made of straw. It is the curse of kings, Helikaon, that they can become monsters. And they invariably do.”
David Gemmell, Shield of Thunder

C.S. Lewis
“The witch would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.”
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe / The Magician's Nephew

Emily Brontë
“I'd be glad of a retaliation that wouldn't recoil on myself; but treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends: they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies.”
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

David Gemmell
“Hate is the father of all evil.”
David Gemmell, Fall of Kings

Margaret Atwood
“How easy it is, treachery. You just slide into it.”
Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

Lloyd Alexander
“It is strange,' he said at last. 'I had longed to enter the world of men. Now I see it filled with sorrow, with cruelty and treachery, with those who would destroy all around them.'
'Yet, enter it you must,' Gwydion answered, 'for it is a destiny laid on each of us. True, you have seen these things. But there are equal parts of love and joy.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron

Yukio Mishima
“Amid the moon and the stars, amid the clouds of the night, amid the hills which bordered on the sky with their magnificent silhouette of pointed cedars, amid the speckled patches of the moon, amid the temple buildings that emerged sparkling white out of the surrounding darkness - amid all this, I was intoxicated by the pellucid beauty of Uiko's treachery.”
Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Jacqueline Carey
“To recongnize that the treachery of one member of a house does not taint all born within it”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Tim O'Brien
“There is always the threat of tomorrow's treachery, or next year's treachery, or the treachery implicit in all the tomorrows beyond that.”
Tim O'Brien, In the Lake of the Woods

George Bernard Shaw
“The solid earth sways like the treacherous sea beneath the feet of men and spirits alike when the innocent are slain in the name of law, and their wrongs are undone by slandering the pure of heart.”
George Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan

كامل الشناوي
“إن الغدر جريمة عند من لا يغدرون ... وهو عند الغادرين قدرة على الخداع بذكاء”
كامل الشناوي, ساعات

Wilhelm II
“Weakness is not treachery, but it fulfills all its functions.”
Kaiser Wilhelm II

كامل الشناوي
“سألتنى: هل هناك ما هو أشد غدراً من البحر ؟
وقلت: نعم ... بعض الرجال ... وكل النساء !”
كامل الشناوي, ساعات

“Tragedy springs from its own peculiar sorcery, with treachery, born of envy or ambition, a usual instigator. Treachery is apparent only after the events staged are well over, as we know, its victims dead, or living and smarting under its tricks, realizing too late how they have been misused: if indeed they are ever cognizant of its role, if still players, to this wonder and rue. Most unacceptable is its subtlety, the double-face which double-deals, the Iago perpetrators hidden for decades, smiling the smiles of polite and not so polite society. They nod and wave, heroes to many; sly politicians these Claudiuses. Time favours the Macbeths and forgets the maligned. The former enjoy live, some even oblivious to their lies as being lies, for they prefer to bask in blessings, aping the certainties of creed, cheating death and duty while in pavilions of ease. They succeed on their success, trite or vast; wealth for some, and enviably, fame for the few. The unaware, their victims, float off to obscurity on ruptured vessels of injustice to theater lands unknown, never really knowing why, if the job's done property. Normality is, truthfully, life's whore, readily embraced and conveniently embracing; secretly, it has the clap. Thinking of plot should then give pause. The treacherous cheat fate and re-write, their 'intended history'. Call it fate. They become authors of an illicit story, penmen of their own gods, living their own fresh creation through a new, egregious, utilitarian drama that is untouched by either truth or beauty.”
Barnaby Allen, Pacific Viking

Guy de Maupassant
“She hardly gave a thought to Julien; nothing in him surprised her any longer. But the double treachery of the Countess, her friend, disgusted her. Everyone in the world was a traitor, a liar, a deceiver, and tears came into her eyes. One sometimes weeps over one's illusions with as much bitterness as over a death.”
Guy de Maupassant, Une vie

“Never treat any person as a means to an end, but always as an end in themselves.”
Marty Rubin

“Betrayal of men can cost the life of the betrayed, but betrayal of the Lord will come at cost of the life of the betrayer, beware!”
Royal Raj S

André Aciman
“We may dream of loyalty in us and in others but find treachery everywhere, more in us perhaps than in others.”
André Aciman

Merlin Franco
“You too, Caesar?”
Merlin Franco, A Dowryless Wedding

“By this time I was thoroughly terrified, not so much fearing death as the treachery of my own kind.”

Joe R. Lansdale
“I put my coffee cup on the table next to hers and she stood and I held her and we kissed. The earth didn't move and my heart didn't stop, but it was quite all right just the same.

Then we had our hands all over each other, and we started moving toward the bedroom, molting clothes along the way. Under the covers we danced the good, slow dance, and she let loose with that laugh I loved so much, the one as sweet and happy as the song of a bird.

And I did not care to remember then that even the most predatory of birds, the shrike, can sing.”
Joe R. Lansdale, Savage Season

“Treachery can't be forgiven.
Michael could have forgiven it, but people never forgive themselves and so they would always be dangerous.”
Puzo Mario, The Godfather

Richard Lee Byers
“I'm an inexhaustible font of tricks, haven't you noticed?" Pharaun beamed at the assembled paupers and said, "How would you all like to assist two masters of the Academy engaged in a mission of vital importance? I assure you, Archmage Baenre himself will wax giddy with gratitude when I inform him of your aid."

His audience stared back at him, fear in their eyes. One of the female commoners produced a bone-handled, granite-headed mallet and threw it. Ryld caught it and hurled it back. The makeshift weapon thudded into the center of the laborer's forehead, and she collapsed.

"Would anyone else care to express a reservation of any sort?" Pharaun asked. He waited a beat. "Splendid, then just stand still. I assure you, this won't hurt."

The Master of Sorcere pulled a wisp of fleece from a pocket and recited an incantation. With a soft hissing, a wave of magical force shimmered through the room. When it touched the paupers, they changed, each into a facsimile of Ryld or Pharaun himself. Only a single child remained unaffected.

"Excellent," said Pharaun. "Now all you have to do is go outside, at which point, I recommend you scatter. With luck, many, if not all of you, will survive.”
Richard Lee Byers, Dissolution

Romain Gary
“It was obviously a typical human enterprise, very much of this earth, with nothing true or sincere about it, and doomed irremediably to the usual exploitations and treachery...”
Romain Gary, The Roots of Heaven

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A third party in your marriage will do three things to you:
Seduce your spouse, wreck your home and take your place.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Stewart Stafford
“A dynasty is nothing but the successful orchestration of treachery.”
Stewart Stafford

“I'm just a simple believer;
that believer who sees God in living species,
that believer who is looking for balanced ways,
that believer who believes on human-nature than zodiacs,
that believer who trust on talent more than attention seeker,
that believer who bleed blood for loyalty,
that believer who learnt honesty from treachery,
that believer who afraid to love of silence,
that believer who played strong findings for life,
finally that believer who is smiling with life with bite of pain........”
Sonal Takalkar

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