Selected Quotes about Trust

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. -- John Adams

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, adapted

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

For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends. -- Aeschylus

Relationships and trust. This is the bedrock of life. -- Mukesh Ambani

We've got thousands of investors counting on us. And we're a team of thousands of employees all counting on each other. That's fun. -- Jeff Bezos

A person who trusts no one can't be trusted. -- Jerome Blattner

Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted person in another person's life. -- Joyce Brothers

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. -- Rita Mae Brown

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody. -- Agatha Christie

Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him. -- Cicero

Who would not rather trust and be deceived? -- Eliza Cook

Trust is the foundation of total quality, and trust is made up of both character (what a person is) and competence (what a person does). -- Stephen Covey

I confess that I cannot understand how we can plot, lie, cheat and commit murder abroad and remain humane, honorable, trustworthy and trusted at home. -- Archibald Cox

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. -- Frank Crane

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough. -- Frank Crane

Trust is such a central requirement for doing business that unless one believes in the fundamental decency of humanity it would be difficult to operate without becoming paranoid. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. -- Democritus

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust. -- Demosthenes

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I." And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I." They don't think "I." They think "we"; they think "team." They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. -- Peter Drucker

Trust everybody, but cut the cards. -- Finley Peter Dunne

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our distrust is very expensive. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the first secret of success. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once I began following my own instincts, sales took off and I became a millionaire. And that, I think, is a key secret to every person's success, be they male or female, banker or pornographer: Trust in your gut. -- Larry Flynt

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

If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him. -- Thomas Fuller

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee. -- Thomas Fuller

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. -- Indira Gandhi

The value of having everybody get the complete picture and trusting each person with it far outweighs the risk involved. -- Bill Gates

When I'm trusting and being myself ... everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously. -- Shakti Gawain

The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have. -- Shakti Gawain

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself. -- Graham Greene

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. -- Frank Herbert

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. -- Frank Herbert

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master. -- Thomas Jefferson

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. -- Thomas Jefferson

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. -- Samuel Johnson

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. -- Samuel Johnson

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -- John F. Kennedy

Keep calm, think clearly, keep an open mind, keep going, ask someone who has gone before you for some guidance, trust, and keep the faith in a higher power wanting the best for you. -- Robert Kiyosaki

Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything. -- Johann K. Lavater

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

It's a bit more dangerous. Low-level pilots have the ability to descend before they get into trouble. But we have a great deal of confidence in our crew and our craft. -- Dave Liniger

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. -- George MacDonald

He got a corporation mind. He don't believe in nature; he puts his trust and distrust in man. -- Norman Mailer

Trust is the key issue! The growing gap between executive compensation and what the "poles" receive does little to increase this. -- Chuck Martin

We will be a better country when each religious group can trust its members to obey the dictates of their own religious faith without assistance from the legal structure of their country. -- Margaret Mead

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe ... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. -- H. L. Mencken

There are people I know who won't hurt me. I call them corpses. -- Randy K. Milholland

It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better. -- Benito Mussolini

A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust. -- Nanette Newman

But the life that no longer trust another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer. -- Martha Nussbaum

People use Google because they trust us. -- Larry Page

You should trust whoever is handling your e-mail. -- Larry Page

A man who doesn't trust himself can never truly trust anyone else. -- Cardinal de Retz

A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else. -- Cardinal De Retz

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

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. -- J. K. Rowling

Love all, trust a few. -- William Shakespeare

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

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust. -- Henry L. Stimson

A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. -- Barbra Streisand

You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. -- Barbra Streisand

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. -- Mother Teresa

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

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. -- James Thurber

Trust one who has gone through it. -- Virgil

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

Money is a special mirror; it tells us stories about ourselves if we choose to look in it. And from this wonderful symbol, "money", we learn trust and faith and hope. -- Stuart Wilde

Unlimited trust should only be placed in the real Word of the Revelation that we encounter in the faith transmitted by the Church. -- Pope Benedict XVI

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. -- Zig Ziglar

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