Quotes of Disloyalty

“ Bad literature is a form of treason. ”

- Joseph Brodsky

“ Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken. ”

- George MacDonald

“ They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls. ”

- Sir Edward Coke

“ Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin! ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Write on my gravestone: "Infidel, Traitor." — infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people. ”

- Wendell Phillips

“ Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love. ”

- John le Carré

“ This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate. ”

- Thomas Dekker

“ O villainy! Ho! let the door be lock'd. Treachery! seek it out. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Bad men trust no one because they know the treachery of which they themselves are capable. ”

- Dean Koontz

“ Strafford who was hurried hence / 'Twixt treason and convenience. ”

- John Cleveland

“ To me, that's treason. ”

- Alice Cooper

“ There's such divinity doth hedge a king That treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned. ”

- Eminem

“ If this be treason, make the most of it! ”

- Patrick Henry

“ The pain of their losses has been compounded by the betrayal of their own government. ”

- Connie Mack

“ Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness. ”

- Leon Trotsky

“ It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ She represents the un-vowed aspiration of the male human being, his potential infidelity — and infidelity of a very special kind, which would lead him to the opposite of his wife, to the "woman of wax" whom he could model at will, make and unmake in any way he wished, even unto death. ”

- Marguerite Duras

“ I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit… ”

- Thomas Paine

“ Life is not an easy matter.... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness. ”

- Karl Wallenda

“ It is difficult for me to talk to you because I really feel duped. More importantly, I feel you betrayed millions of readers... As I sit here today, I don't know what is true, and I don't know what isn't. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ For right is right, since God is God and right the day must win. To doubt would be disloyalty, to falter would be sin. ”

- Frederick W. Faber

“ Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader. ”

- Douglas William Jerrold

“ The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time. ”

- Horace Mann

“ Ingratitude is treason to mankind. ”

- James Thomson

“ Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. ”

- Edward M. Forster

“ Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. ”

- Blaise Pascal
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