Quotes and Sayings about Treason



"America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape."
- William Blum
(Related: Patriotism, Religion, America, Murder, State)

"I think Bush's immigration proposal is treason and he should be impeached."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Treason)

"Bad literature is a form of treason."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Literature, Treason)

"The only people I've ever heard saying that disagreeing with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld is un-American or treasonous are people who disagree with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: People, Saying)

"Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Corporations, Treason)

"Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Corporations, Treason)

"Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?"
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Humor, Men, Murder, Treason, Will)

"Cynicism is intellectual treason."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Cynicism, Treason)

"This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Love, Fate, Hate, Kings, May, Old, Treason)

"The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Deed, Reason, Right, Temptation, Wrong)

"I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Americans, May, Saying, Treason, Wonder)

"The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation, the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Purpose, Language, Treason, Unity)

"Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason."
- John Harington
(Related: Reason, Treason)

"It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms."
- King Hassan II
(Related: Intentions)

"If this be treason, make the most of it!"
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Treason)

"A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Criticism, Freedom, Improvement, Law, Speech, State, Treason)

"Disunion by force is treason."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Force, Treason)

"I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Funny, Life, Commitment, Sincerity, Wounds)

"I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Treason)

"We ought instead of retreating should follow up the enemy and take Richmond. And in full view of all responsible for such declaration, I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason."
- Philip Kearny
(Related: Cowardice, Enemy, Order, Treason)

"There are only two ways to remove the president - if he violates the constitution or commits high treason. How could anyone accuse me of treason after I had terminated Israel's occupation of South Lebanon in 2000."
- Emile Lahoud
(Related: Constitution, Israel, Occupation, President, Treason)

"The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Sacrifice, Duty, Guilt, Treason, Will)

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason."
- Ovid
(Related: Reason, Treason)

"Pity is treason."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Pity, Treason)

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: American, Criticism, President, Public)

"No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human world, but that loyal love shall be able in due time to oppose to just that deed of treason its fitting deed of atonement."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Love, Time, Cruelty, Deed, Deep, Treason, World)

"The world, as transformed by this creative deed, is better than it would have been had all else remained the same, but had that deed of treason not been done at all."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Deed, Treason, World)

"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Music, Man)

"That we are to stand by the President right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: American, President, Public, Right, Wrong)

"The people of our state will no longer tolerate advocates of treason."
- George Smathers
(Related: People, State, Treason, Will)

"Ingratitude is treason to mankind."
- James Thomson
(Related: Ingratitude, Mankind, Treason)

"All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Men, Nations, Treason)

"John Brown was tried for treason, murder, and inciting slaves to insurrection."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Murder, Treason)