Trust is a relationship of reliance. A trusted party is presumed to seek to fulfill policies, ethical codes, law and their previous promises.
- A person who trusts no one cannot be trusted.
- Jerome Blattner, as quoted in Microeconomic Theory second edition: Concepts and Connections (2013) by Michael E. Wetzstein, Routledge; and in Quotes on Trustworthiness at academicintegrity.org
- You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.
- Frank Crane, quoted in Business Education World, Vol. 15 (1935) p. 172.
- 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. It is vain to hurry it. By trusting it to the end it shall ripen into truth, and you shall know why you believe.
- In Reason, Nature, Truth, he dares to trust:
Ye Fops, be silent: and ye Wits, be just.
- Samuel Johnson in The Tragedy of Irene (1749), Prologue.
- As it is necessary not to invite robbery by supineness, so it is our duty not to suppress tenderness by suspicion; it is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
- To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald, The Marquis of Lossie (1877), Chapter IV.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 816-17.
- The greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel.
- Francis Bacon, Essays, Of Counsel.
- Build a little fence of trust
Fill the space with loving work,
And therein stay;
Look not through the sheltering bars
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
- Mary Frances Butts, Trust.
- Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
- Eliza Cook, Love On.
- Trust in God, and keep your powder dry.
- A little trust that when we die
We reap our sowing, and so—Good-bye.
- George B. DuMaurier, Trilby, inscribed on his Memorial Tablet, Hampstead Churchyard.
- Dear, I trusted you
As holy men trust God. You could do naught
That was not pure and loving—though the deed
Might pierce me unto death.
- George Eliot, The Spanish Gypsy (1868), Book III.
- Trust men, and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, On Prudence.
- I too
Will cast the spear and leave the rest to Jove.
- Homer, Iliad, Book XVII, line 622. Bryant's translation.
- Thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed.
- Isaiah. XXXVI. 6.
- O holy trust! O endless sense of rest!
Like the beloved John
To lay his head upon the Saviour's breast,
And thus to journey on!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hymn, Stanza 5.
- That, in tracing the shade, I shall find out the sun,
Trust to me!
- Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton), Lucile (1860), Part II, Canto VI, Stanza 15.
- "Eyes to the blind"
Thou art, O God! Earth I no longer see,
Yet trustfully my spirit looks to thee.
- Alice Bradley Neal, Blind, Part II.
- You may trust him in the dark.
- Roman proverb cited by Cicero.
- I well believe
Thou wilt not utter what thou dost not know;
And so far will I trust thee.
- Let every eye negotiate for itself,
And trust no agent.
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