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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

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

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

Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life. ~Georg Feuerstein

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

Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your heart. ~Author Unknown

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

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

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

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can 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, "Memorandum on the Effects of Atomic Bomb," to Harry S. Truman, September 11th 1945

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, letter to Dorothy Connable, February 17th 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

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

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

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

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"

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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