Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 61.
    Mistrust makes life difficult. Trust makes it risky.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 62.
    It is when fortune is the most propitious that she is least to be trusted.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.)
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  • 63.
    Seize the day [Carpe diem]: trust not to the morrow.
    (Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 11, l. 8 (23 B.C.).)
  • 64.
    I have Johnsonised the land; and I trust they will not only talk, but think, Johnson.
    (James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, p. 8, Oxford University Press (1980). Advertisement for the second edition.)
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  • 65.
    Trust a woman—as a DOCTOR!—NEVER!
    (Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress. As quoted in Pioneer Work for Women, ch. 5, by Elizabeth Blackwell (1895). The reaction of the prominent Shakespearean actress when approached in 1857 by Drs. Blackwell and Maria E. Zackrzewska for a donation to their "New York Infirmary for Women and Children," which had opened in May of that year.)
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  • 66.
    I do not trust them out of my sight, or in it.
    (Kenneth Kolb, and Nathan Juran. Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, speaking of his crew, recruited from prison (1958).)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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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  • 69.
    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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  • 70.
    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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