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Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 51.
    That of all the several ways of beginning a book which are now in practice throughout the known world, I am confident my own way of doing it is the best—I'm sure it is the most religious—for I begin with writing the first sentence—and trusting to Almighty God for the second.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1765), vol. 8, ch. 2, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
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  • 52.
    I swear by the mighty power of Amon-Ra, whose anger can shatter the world, and by the dread power of Set, that I will never betray my trust as High Priest of Karnak.
    (Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane (1905-1983), U.S., and Christy Cabanne. Andoheb (George Zucco), The Mummy's Hand, as he assumes the office of High Priest (1940).)
  • 53.
    Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Laoco"n, in Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 48-9.)
  • 54.
    I trust the time is nigh when, with the universal assent of civilized people, all international differences shall be determined without resort to arms by the benignant processes of civilization.
    (Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886), U.S. president. Second annual message (1882). Ed. James D. Richardson, Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. 8 (1897).)
  • 55.
    In any case, if you ever leave me with a handsome man, do not tell me that you trust me because, let me warn you: that is not what will prevent me from deceiving you, if I want to. On the contrary.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Methuen (1963). Jessica to her husband Hugo in Dirty Hands, act 3, sc. 5, Gallimard (1948).)
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  • 56.
    ... 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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  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    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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  • 59.
    We term sleep a death ... by which we may be literally said to die daily; in fine, so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.
    (Thomas Browne (1605-1682), British physician, author. Religio Medici, pt. 2, sct. 12 (1643).)
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  • 60.
    Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Vischer's Aesthetics," Poems (1858).)
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