An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience.


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924, Polish-born British novelist)


It is all right to rat, but you can't re-rat.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British statesman, Prime Minister)


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 (1879-1970, British novelist, essayist)


We are much harder on people who betray us in small ways than on people who betray others in great ones.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


One has not the right to betray even a traitor. Traitors must be fought, got betrayed.


Charles Peguy (1873-1914, French poet, philosopher)


To betray you must first belong.


Harold Philby


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