Quotations About / On:
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).)
Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 611.)
The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.
(Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), British philosopher, political theorist, jurist. speech, Jan. 29, 1828, to House of Commons, on educational reform.)
Use the Force, Luke. Let go, Luke. Luke, trust me.
(George Lucas (b. 1944), U.S. director, screenwriter. The spirit of Obi Wan Kenobi (Alec Guiness), Star Wars, assisting Luke in battle (1977).)
I wonder if I can trust you. But then, uncertainty is part of life's fascination, isn't it?
(Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. "Dr. Stein" (Peter Cushing), The Revenge of Frankenstein, speaking to his new assistant (1958).)
A good marriage ... is a sweet association in life: full of constancy, trust, and an infinite number of useful and solid services and mutual obligations.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "On Some Verses of Virgil," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 5, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
I don't know much about death and the sorriest lesson I've learned is that words, my most trusted guardians against chaos, offer small comfort in the face of anyone's dying.
(Alison Hawthorne Deming (b. 1946), U.S. poet. Temporary Homelands, "Inside the Wolf," p. 60, Mercury House, San Francisco (1994).)
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).)
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).)
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).)