Quotes on trust


One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.  ~E.M. Forster

I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Our distrust is very expensive.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough.  ~Frank Crane

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.  ~Henry L. Stimson

We’re all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.  ~Booker T. Washington

I trust everyone.  I just don’t trust the devil inside them.  ~Troy Kennedy-Martin, The Italian Job

You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing.  ~Robert Brault,

Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else.  ~Nicolas Walter, About Anarchism

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.  Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.  ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country – and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.  ~Charles Krauthammer

Trust your own instinct.  Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.  ~Billy Wilder

Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.  ~Alfred Adler

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  ~William Shakespeare

A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card.  ~Edgar A. Shoaff

Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.  ~Lemony Snicket

Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.  ~George MacDonald

Government is an unnecessary evil.  Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.  ~Fred Woodworth, The Match!, No. 79

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year.  ~Paul Sweeney

In God we trust, all others we virus scan.  ~Author Unknown

Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.  ~Helen Rowland

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