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Quotations about Trust

I think that 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

Trust comes into her heart, as rivers come to the sea. ~Ik Marvel (Donald Grant Mitchell, 1822–1908), Dream Life: A Fable of the Seasons

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

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

You can only trust yourself... and barely that. ~Paige Wilson

There comes a point in a relationship when you realize that you trust someone enough to let them keep their secrets. ~Robert Brault,

Love is a monopoly — but it is not always a trust. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor

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

Suspicion begets suspicion. ~Publilius Syrus, 1st century BCE, from the Latin by D. Lyman, 1856

A suspicious mind distrusts the whole world. ~Publilius Syrus, 1st century BCE, from the Latin by D. Lyman, 1856

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, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Twelfth: The Penultimate Peril, 2005,

Some men keep their word because no one will take it. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor

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

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. ~Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery, 1901

You cannot stop trusting people in life but I have learned to be a little bit careful. The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them. ~Ernest Hemingway, 1953

"'The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.'"
"Elton John?"
"Close. Ernest Hemingway. In his own way, sort of the rock star of his time."
~Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures, 2009

Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you — but trusting them not to. ~Author unknown

Trust is the mother of deceit. ~English proverb

Yet 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, "Political Suicide," in The Washington Post, 1994

A voice from old heroic days,
When life was counted dust,
Weighed in the scale with nobler things,
Honour, and faith, and trust.
~J.J. Britton (1832–1913), "The London"

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

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