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Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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.)
  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by T. Seltzer (1923). "The Spirit of Place," Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 1, Doubleday (1959).)
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  • 47.
    Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Pascal," sct. 23, "Summary of the Life-Worshipper's Creed," Do What You Will (1929).)
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  • 48.
    ... there has been a very special man in my life for the past year. All I'll say about him is that he's kind, warm, mature, someone I can trust—and he's not a politician.
    (Donna Rice (b. c. 1962), U.S. model and actress. As quoted in People magazine, p. 266 (March 7-14, 1994). In 1987, Rice had been pursued by the news media and abandoned by her lover, Gary Hart. A married U.S. Senator and candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination, after public disclosure of their affair.)
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  • 49.
    Trust me, my dear Eugenius ... "there are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse."
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick (1768), ch. "The Pulse. Paris." Ed. Gardner D. Stout, Jr., University of California Press (1967).)
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  • 50.
    To my fancy, one looks back on life, it has only two responsibilities, which include all the others: one is the bringing of new life into existence; the other, educating it after it is brought in. All betrayals of trust result from these original sins.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. Letter, July 1, 1892, to Charles Franklin Thwing. Henry B. Adams and His Friends, p. 269, ed. Harold Dean Cater.)
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