Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
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).)
Quotationsalways 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.)
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).)
... like a woman made frigid, I had to learn response, to trust this possibility for fruition that had not been before.
(Tillie Olsen (b. 1912), U.S. essayist and story writer. Silences, part 1 (1978).
Written in 1962, on trying to compose fiction after many years of being "silenced" by the demands of raising four children, keeping house, and holding a full-time job.)
If someone calls me vain and mean, I know that he trusts me and has something to confess to me.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 1, p. 124, AMS Press (1990).)
So much missing, no sense of self, no core, no trust. Only a deep hollow we need to fill.
(Sister Michele, Indian nun. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 35 (January 16, 1994).
On child prostitutes in Thailand, whom she counselled.)
The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
(Marian Wright Edelman (20th century), U.S. author and child advocate. As quoted in Richard B. Stolley, "Our Future Depends on How We Treat America's Children," Money (May 1995).)