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Quotes About Trust

These quotes about trust are inspirational as well as revealing, and some controversial. Your definition of trust can be explored using these quotes as a starting point and as a debating point. Use these quotes as speck openers or endings.
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The danger is that once trusted and broken now shy is not a motto that will support the building of future relationships.
Byron Pulsifer

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

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

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

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

You can't trust without risk but neither can you live in a cocoon.
Byron Pulsifer

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

We're all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
Mignon McLaughlin

What is it about politics that seems to ignore trust unless at election time?
Byron Pulsifer

All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is an equal failing to trust everybody and to trust nobody.
English Proverb

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

Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
Calvin Coolidge

Trust, but verify.
Ronald Reagan

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
Robert Browning

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie

believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust noone but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Marilyn Monroe

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 F. Drucker

I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it.
Oprah Winfrey

Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
Jewish Phrases

The person who trusts is happy; the person who doubts is wise.
Proverb

Base yourself in loyalty and trust. Don't be companion with those who are not your moral equal. When you make a mistake, don't hesitate to correct it.
Confucius Saying

Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?
Ansel Adams



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