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Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 41.
    For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 224.)
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  • 42.
    The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Rambler, no. 13.)
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  • 43.
    Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 44.
    The people know that they need in their representative much more than talent, namely, the power to make his talent trusted.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 45.
    While I enjoy the friendship of the seasons I trust that nothing can make life a burden to me.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 145, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 46.
    A sufficiently great and generous trust could never be abused.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, February 12, 1843, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 57, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    The older I get the more I trust in the law according to which the rose and the lily bloom.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, November 9, 1829, to Karl Friedrich Zelter.)
  • 48.
    No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 9, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 49.
    The whole value of history, of biography, is to increase my self-trust, by demonstrating what man can be and do.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, July 24, 1838, at Dartmouth College. "Literary Ethics," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).)
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  • 50.
    He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's oath.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 6, l. 18-9.)
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