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Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 61.
    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.)
  • 62.
    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).)
  • 63.
    In any case, if you ever leave me with a handsome man, do not tell me that you trust me because, let me warn you: that is not what will prevent me from deceiving you, if I want to. On the contrary.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Methuen (1963). Jessica to her husband Hugo in Dirty Hands, act 3, sc. 5, Gallimard (1948).)
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  • 64.
    ... there has been a very special man in my life for the past year. All I'll say about him is that he's kind, warm, mature, someone I can trust—and he's not a politician.
    (Donna Rice (b. c. 1962), U.S. model and actress. As quoted in People magazine, p. 266 (March 7-14, 1994). In 1987, Rice had been pursued by the news media and abandoned by her lover, Gary Hart. A married U.S. Senator and candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination, after public disclosure of their affair.)
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  • 65.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Laurence Sterne, trust, woman, world
  • 66.
    To my fancy, one looks back on life, it has only two responsibilities, which include all the others: one is the bringing of new life into existence; the other, educating it after it is brought in. All betrayals of trust result from these original sins.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. Letter, July 1, 1892, to Charles Franklin Thwing. Henry B. Adams and His Friends, p. 269, ed. Harold Dean Cater.)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Vischer's Aesthetics," Poems (1858).)
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  • 69.
    The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
    (Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Memorandum, May 22, 1945. published in William Hillman, Mr. President, pt. 3 (1952).)
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  • 70.
    I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. repr. In All the Year Round (1860). The narrator (Mr. Sampson), in Hunted Down, ch. 2, New York Ledger (1859).)
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