Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 61.
    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).)
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  • 62.
    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).)
  • 63.
    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).)
  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    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).)
  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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.)
  • 68.
    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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  • 69.
    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).)
  • 70.
    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).)
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