Best Treacherous Quotes & Sayings In Life

These treacherous quotes will inspire you. Treacherous guilty of or involving betrayal or deception; or (of ground, water, conditions, etc.) presenting hidden or unpredictable dangers.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging treacherous quotes, treacherous sayings, and treacherous proverbs.

Motivational Treacherous Quotes

  1. “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” ~ John Green
  2. “Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons On this treacherous path.” ~ Rumi
  3. “The ethical rule is from Samuel Johnson who believed that maintenance of easily removable ignorance by a responsible office holder was treacherous malfeasance in meeting moral obligation. The prudential rule is that underlying the old Warner & Swasey advertisement for machine tools: “The man who needs a new machine tool, and hasn’t bought it, is already paying for it”. The Warner & Swasey rule also applies, I believe, to thinking tools. If you don’t have the right thinking tools, you, and the people you seek to help, are already suffering from your easily removable ignorance.” ~ Charlie Munger
  4. “Herein lies a riddle: How can a people so gifted by God become so seduced by naked power, so greedy for money, so addicted to violence, so slavish before mediocre and treacherous leadership, so paranoid, deluded, lunatic?” ~ Philip Berrigan
  5. “For the innocent, the past may hold a reward. But for the treacherous, it’s only a matter of time before the past delivers what they truly deserve.” ~ Kevin McCarty

  6. “Mistrust is the fuel for so much mental pain, so many mental disorders. I am not talking here about the suspicions we sometimes have of one another, the distant but lurking sense that perhaps our lover lies to us, our best friend whispers behind our back. I am talking about a belief that betrayal inundates the atoms of the universe, is so woven into the workings of the world that every step is treacherous, and that below the rich mud lies a mine.” ~ Lauren Slater
  7. “A faithless woman, if known to be such by the person concerned, is but faithless; if she is believed faithful, she is treacherous.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
  8. “And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.” ~ Thomas Paine , Treacherous quotes friend
  9. “He who uses trickery should at least make use of his judgment to learn that he can scarcely hide treacherous conduct for very long among clever men who are determined to find him out, although they may pretend to be deceived in order to disguise their knowledge of his deceitfulness.” ~ Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
  10. “If Christ came back he would drive his treacherous servants out of the temple with a whip.” ~ Joseph Goebbels

  11. “The most dangerous thing you can do is to take anyone impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide. You might think love of humanity, in general, was safe, but it is not. If you leave out justice you will find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials “for the sake of humanity”, and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  12. “Disturbers are to be rebuked, the low spirited to be encouraged, the infirm to be supported, objectors confuted, the treacherous guarded against, the unskilled taught, the lazy aroused, the contentious restrained, the haughty repressed, the poor relieved, the oppressed liberated, the good approved, the evil borne with, and all are to be loved!” ~ Saint Augustine
  13. “Custom is a violent and treacherous school mistress. She, by little and lithe, slyly and unperceived, slips in the foot of her authority; but having by this gentle and humble beginning, with the benefit of time, fixed and established it, she then unmasks a furious and tyrannic countenance, against which we have no more the courage or the power so much as to lift up our eyes.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  14. “Once you’ve started down that road to self-discovery, no matter how treacherous the path before you, you can’t turn back. The universe doesn’t allow it.” ~ Lisa Unger
  15. “Few are sufficiently wise to prefer censure which is useful to praise which is treacherous.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  16. “Oh, how great is the power of truth! which of its own power can easily defend itself against all the ingenuity and cunning and wisdom of men, and against the treacherous plots of all the world.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  17. “Treacherous assassins, enemies of the people, and worthy of everyone’s ridicule are those who, under the pretext of guiding future generations, teach them an isolated system of doctrines and whisper in their ear (instead of the sweet message of love) the barbarous gospel of hate.” ~ Jose Marti
  18. “Hope is the most treacherous of all human fancies.” ~ James F. Cooper
  19. “Dwarves are not heroes, but a calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don’t expect too much.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  20. “The world around you is not equipped to provide the help you need to make it through this often treacherous journey.” ~ Thomas S. Monson

  21. “Of the two powers, the two categories that take possession of us when we enter the world (from where?), space is by far the less mysterious. It, too, undergoes transformations. Time, on the other hand, is a hostile element, truly treacherous, I would even say against human nature.” ~ Stanislaw Lem
  22. “She Knows three things: (a) that men are less treacherous than women; (b) that they never notice what a woman is wearing because they’re always mentally undressing her, (c) that as long as you’ve got breasts,thighs,buttocks and belly in good trim, you can conquer the world.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  23. “Unless a writer is extremely old when he dies, in which case he has probably become a neglected institution, his death must always be seen as untimely. This is because a real writer is always shifting and changing and searching. The world has many labels for him, of which the most treacherous is the label of Success.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  24. “It is no solution to define words as violence or prejudice as oppression, and then by cracking down on words or thoughts pretend that we are doing something about violence and oppression. No doubt it is easier to pass a speech code or hate-crimes law and proclaim the streets safer than actually to make the streets safer, but the one must never be confused with the other… Indeed, equating “verbal violence” with physical violence is a treacherous, mischievous business.” ~ Jonathan Rauch
  25. “In this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.” ~ George Graham Vest

  26. “Depression is so treacherous – it can be so alluring as well as punishing. After all, it’s yours and yours alone – no one else can interfere with it.” ~ Margo Jefferson
  27. “The work you are treating is one full of dangerous hazard, and you are treading over fires lurking beneath treacherous ashes.” ~ Horace
  28. “Assume the worst. About everybody. But don’t let this poisoned outlook affect your job performance. Let it all roll off your back. Ignore it. Be amused by what you see and suspect. Just because someone you work with is a miserable, treacherous, self-serving, capricious and corrupt asshole shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying their company, working with them or finding them entertaining.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  29. “It is just as foolish to complain that people are selfish and treacherous as it is to complain that the magnetic field does not increase unless the electric field has a curl. Both are laws of nature.” ~ John von Neumann
  30. “You three have done quite enough today: all of you and your feckless, treacherous god.” ~ Janet Morris

  31. “Its from the deep waters that we come. And we are heartfelt and treacherous like those waters. We come with an unflinching devotion to the mystical and to God – representing life and embracing death.” ~ Lisa Bonet
  32. “I cannot write in English, because of the treacherous spelling. When I am reading, I only hear it and am unable to remember what the written word looks like.” ~ Albert Einstein
  33. “..there she is, and I am watching her through plexiglass, and she looks like Margo Roth Spiegelman, this girl I have known since I was two–this girl who was an idea that I loved. And it is only now, when she closes her notebook and places it inside a backpack next to her and then stands up and walks toward us, that I realize that the idea is not only wrong by dangerous. What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.” ~ John Green
  34. “Frodo drew himself up, and again Sam was startled by his words and his stern voice. ‘On the Precious? How dare you?’ he said. ‘Think! Would you commit your promise to that, Smeagol? It will hold you. But it is more treacherous than you are. It may twist your words. Beware!” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  35. “An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

  36. “How can I explain purposely setting foot on a path so blatantly treacherous? Was the fun in the fall?” ~ Ellen Hopkins
  37. “I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease. It begins in your mind, always. One moment you are feeling calm, self-possessed, happy. Then fear, disguised in the garb of mild-mannered doubt, slips into your mind like a spy.” ~ Yann Martel
  38. “The late great Horace Lloyd Swithin (1844-1917), British essayist, lecturer, satirist, and social observer, wrote in his autobiographical Appointments, 1890-1901 (1902), “When one travels abroad, one doesn’t so much discover the hidden Wonders of the World, but the hidden wonders of the individuals with whom one is traveling. They may turn out to afford a stirring view, a rather dull landscape, or a terrain so treacherous one finds it’s best to forget the entire affair and return home.” ~ Marisha Pessl
  39. “the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  40. “Here’s a note to the parents of addicted children: Choose your music carefully…There are millions of treacherous moments.” ~ David Sheff

  41. “She was one of those Southerners who knew from an early age that the South could never be more for them than a fragrant prison, administered by a collective of loving but treacherous relatives.” ~ Pat Conroy
  42. “We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  43. “Banking is a very treacherous business because you don’t realize it is risky until it is too late. It is like calm waters that deliver huge storms.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  44. “Yes, yes,” said the Beast, “my heart is good, but still I am a monster.” Among mankind,” says Beauty, “there are many that deserve that name more than you, and I prefer you, just as you are, to those, who, under a human form, hide a treacherous, corrupt, and ungrateful heart.” ~ Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
  45. “In this treacherous world Nothing is the truth nor a lie. Everything depends on the color Of the crystal through which one sees it” ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca

  46. “A beautiful woman risking everything for a mad passion. A few wild weeks of happiness cut short by a hideous, treacherous crime. Months of voiceless agony, and then a child born in pain. The mother snatched away by death, the boy left to solitude and the tyranny of an old and loveless man. Yes, it was an interesting background. It posed the lad, made him more perfect as it were. Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  47. “A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words. Those that seem clearest are often the most treacherous.” ~ Amin Maalouf
  48. “And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  49. “In Europe life retreats out of the cold, and exquisite fireside myths have resulted—Balder, Persephone—but [in India] the retreat is from the source of life, the treacherous sun, and no poetry adorns it because disillusionment cannot be beautiful. Men yearn for poetry though they may not confess it; they desire that joy shall be graceful and sorrow august and infinity have a form, and India fails to accommodate them.” ~ E. M. Forster
  50. “We have been naive enough to believe that we were invincible; that we could run blind through the hairpin turns of life at treacherous speeds and never crash.” ~ Jodi Picoult

  51. “That’s exactly what I’m talking about. That’s the evil that’s seducing you. The malevolent power that is crawling through your blood tempting you onto a treacherous path that will cost you everything you love and hold dear. You have to let that anger go before it’s too late. Vengeance always turns inward and it will consume you until nothing’s left but an empty hole that nothing can fill. (Ambrose)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  52. “You can’t blame anyone else… You have to make your own choices and live every agonizing day with the consequences of those choices. He knew this. That’s why he deserted us like we deserted those civilians. He saw the road ahead, a steep, treacherous mountain road. We’d all have to hike that road, each of us dragging the boulder of what we’d done behind us. He couldn’t do it. He couldn’t shoulder the weight.” – Philip Adler” ~ Max Brooks
  53. “It is odd, the twists that life will sometimes take. The ewe that you think will give birth with ease dies bringing forth a two-headed lamb. Or the ski trail that you have been told is treacherous, you navigate easily.” ~ Edith Pattou
  54. “Friendship is love as much as any romance. And like any love, it’s difficult and treacherous and confusing. But in the moment when your knees touch, there’s nothing else you could ever want.” ~ Rachel Cohn

  55. “Innate in nearly every artistic nature is a wanton, treacherous penchant for accepting injustice when it creates beauty and showing sympathy for and paying homage to aristocratic privilege.” ~ Thomas Mann
  56. “..and I thought how liking a boy was just the same as believing you wanted to know a secret – everything was better when you were denied and could feel tormented by curiousity or loneliness. But the moment of something happening was treacherous. It was just so tiring to have to worry about whether your face was peeling, or to have to laugh at stories that weren’t funny.” ~ Curtis Sittenfeld
  57. “She passed these years in a distant corner of her mind. A dry, barren field, out beyond wish and lament, beyond dream and disillusionment. There, the future did not matter. And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and it accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  58. “If I had died it would have been even better for you political bratchnies, would it not, pretending and treacherous droogs as you are.’ But all that came out was er er er.” ~ Anthony Burgess

  59. “Never an illness, nor the absence of grandeur, no, nothing is able to kill the best in us, that kindness, dear sir, we are afflicted with: beautiful is the flower of man, his conduct, and every door opens on the beautiful truth and never hides treacherous whispers. I always gained something from making myself better, better than I am, better than I was, that most subtle citation: to recover some lost petal of the sadness I inherited: to search once more for the light that sings inside of me, the unwavering light.” ~ Pablo Neruda
  60. “”Very” is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. For example, would you rather hear the mincing shallowness of “I love you very much” or the heart-slamming intensity of “I love you”?” ~ Florence King
  61. “Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years, Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe Are brackish with the salt of human tears! Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow Claspest the limits of mortality! And sick of prey, yet howling on for more, Vomitest thy wrecks on its inhospitable shore, Treacherous in calm, and terrible in storm, Who shall put forth on thee, Unfathomable sea?” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  62. “As far as fidelity is concerned, there is no animal in the world as treacherous as man.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  63. “It is perhaps common in the world for individuals and nations to suffer for their noble qualities more than for their ignoble ones. For nobility is an occasion for pride, the most treacherous of sentiments.” ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  64. “October is the cruelest month of any election year, but by then, the pain is so great that even the strong are like jelly and time has lost all meaning for anybody still involved in a political campaign. By that time, even candidates running unopposed have abandoned all hope of victory and live only for the day when they will finally be free to seek vengeance on all those treacherous bastards who once passed themselves off as loyal friends and allies and swore they were only in it because they all shared the same hopes and dreams.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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