Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 51.
    Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Notes on the State of Virginia (1787), Query 14, p. 148, ed. William Peden (1954).)
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  • 52.
    Depend upon this truth, that every man is the worse looked upon, and the less trusted, for being thought to have no religion.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Jan. 8, 1750, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. II, pp. 312-13, London (1774).)
  • 53.
    It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. The Ministry of Fear, bk. 1, ch. 3, sct. 2 (1943).)
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  • 54.
    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.)
  • 55.
    The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Stuart Heisler. Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall (Brandon Hurst), The Remarkable Andrew, rebuking Andrew for not blowing the whistle on corrupt city officials earlier (1941).)
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  • 56.
    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).)
  • 57.
    Children's self-esteem develops in proportion to the depth of trust that is reached in the parent/child relationship.
    (Stephanie Martson (20th century), U.S. family therapist, author. The Magic of Encouragement, ch. 3 (1990).)
  • 58.
    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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  • 59.
    Quotations—always inexact. I don't trust people who cannot even copy out.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, p. 191 (1962). Carnets d'un Biologiste.)
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  • 60.
    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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