Treason Quotes

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Patrick Henry
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third — ['Treason!' cried the Speaker] — may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”
Patrick Henry

Alan Moore
“Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!”
Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Dorothy L. Sayers
“The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way for false statements by intention. And a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Abraham Lincoln
“Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung”
Abraham Lincoln

Dorothy L. Sayers
“To make a deliberate falsification for personal gain is the last, worst depth to which either scholar or artist can descend in work or life.

(Letter to Muriel St. Clare Byrne, 8 September 1935)”
Dorothy L Sayers, The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

Terry Pratchett
“Raising the flag and singing the anthem are, while somewhat suspicious, not in themselves acts of treason.”
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

Bauvard
“If you want to change the world, just change yourself. The world needs traitors.”
Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

Ana Claudia Antunes
“He started to estrange her...
And they became strangers
Who knew each other's heart,
So broken as they drifted apart.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Lisa Shearin
“It's not treason if you win.”
Lisa Shearin, Bewitched & Betrayed

John le Carré
“Treason is very much a matter of habit, Smiley decided.”
John Le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Terry Goodkind
“To question me once is a simple mistake, Lieutenant. Twice is treason. We execute traitors.”
Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“It is a human characteristic, which has been richly exploited in every era, that while hope of survival is still alive in a man, while he still believes his troubles will have a favorable outcome, and while he still has the chance to unmask treason or to save someone else by sacrificing himself, he continues to cling to the pitiful remnants of comfort and remains silent and submissive. When he has been taken and destroyed, when he has nothing more to lose, and is, in consequence, ready and eager for heroic action, his belated rage can only spend itself against the stone walls of solitary confinement. Or the breath of the death sentence makes him indifferent to earthly affairs.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle

S.A. Chakraborty
“Praise be to God, have I actually silenced you for once? I should have accused you of treason earlier in our conversation and saved myself your insufferable comments.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass

Toba Beta
“A successful coup ain't a treason.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Amit Abraham
“Treacherous people do not last only memories of their treason last.
So will it last with emotions mixed, of love and hate for treacherous ones.”
Amit Abraham

Sharon Kay Penman
“He’d passed the longest night of his life locked in mortal combat with his ghosts, calling up and then disavowing twenty years of memories. He would banish that bitch from his heart if it meant cutting her out with his own dagger. And when at last he allowed himself to grieve, he did so silently and unwillingly, his tears hidden by the darkness, his rage congealing into a core of ice.”
Sharon Kay Penman, Devil's Brood

S.A. Chakraborty
“Can we delay bloodshed for at least a few days? I didn't cross a cursed lake in a giant wooden bowl so I could be beheaded for treason before I had a chance to sample some royal cuisine."
"That's not the punishment for treason," Ali murmured.
"What's the punishment for treason then?"
"Being trampled to death by a karkadann."
Lubayd paled and this time, Ali knew it wasn't due to seasickness. "Oh," he choked out. "Don't you come from an inventive family?”
S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper

Tan Twan Eng
“It only takes one letter of the alphabet to change reason to treason.”
Tan Twan Eng, The Gift of Rain

James Baldwin
“The romance of treason never occurred to us for the brutally simple reason that you can't betray a country you don't have. (Think about it).”
James Baldwin, Dark Days

Thomas Dixon Jr.
“As it drew nearer, excitement grew intense. Swarms of adventurers expecting the overthrow of the Government crowded into Washington.”
Thomas Dixon Jr., The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

Shawn Callon
“Operatives (spies), as well as agents, typically fall into three categories - the idealists, the money-hungry and the afraid."

Walter Talbot, CIA Head of Station, Paris”
Shawn Callon, The Diplomatic Spy: Welcome to clever illusion and cold-hearted treachery

Cheryl Low
“When did your dabbling in disobedience become full blown treason?”

“I do not dabble. I am an expert in all things.”
Cheryl Low, Detox in Letters

Steven Magee
“The British know USA Independence Day on July 4th as ‘Treason Day’.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I affectionately know Independence Day, July 4th, as ‘Treason Day’.”
Steven Magee

Philip K. Dick
“Para Mary, o problema era claro: ali estava uma possibilidade de trabalho, a qual devia ser aproveitada sem hesitação; Feld pagava bem e a atividade televisiva proporcionaria enorme prestígio; todas as semanas, no final do programa de Coelho Hentman, o nome de Chuck, como um dos escritores, surgiria na tela, para todo o mundo não-comuna. Mary sentiria orgulho, e aí residia o fator-chave: o trabalho do marido seria notavelmente criativo. E para Mary, a criatividade era o abre-te-sésamo da vida; o trabalho para a CIA, programando simulacros para propaganda que tagarelavam mensagens para africanos, latino-americanos e asiáticos incultos, não dava asas à criatividade; as mensagens costumavam ser as mesmas e, de qualquer maneira, a CIA era dona de má reputação nos círculos liberais, vanguardistas e sofisticados frequentados por Mary.”
Philip K. Dick, Clans of the Alphane Moon

John le Carré
“He thought about treason and wondered whether there was mindless treason in the same way, supposedly, as there was mindless violence.”
John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Thomas Dixon Jr.
“Treason is an easy word to speak. A traitor is one who fights and loses. Washington was a traitor to George III.”
Thomas Dixon Jr., The Clansman

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Gunnar:
'Vile words to use,
thou Valkyrie,
thou slayer of men,
and sword-hearted!"

Brynhild:
'If sword I had,
I would slay thee now,
for thy secret treason,
for thy sundered oaths!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún

“Lord Baelish, what you suggest is treason.”

“Only if we lose.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“War is like fire. You cannot control it.
Once you start it. Everyone will die or be hurt by it. Including innocent people and it is difficult to stop it.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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