Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 61.
    Quotations—always 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.)
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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    ... 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.)
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  • 64.
    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).)
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  • 65.
    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).)
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  • 66.
    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.)
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  • 67.
    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).)
  • 68.
    The natural order will emerge only if we let go of the fear of the disorder, we trust each other.
    (Judith Malina (b. 1926), U.S. actor and stage producer. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).)
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  • 69.
    In short, let it be your maxim through life, to know all you can know, yourself; and never to trust implicitly to the informations of others.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Mar. 16, 1759, 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. IV, p. 173, London (1774).)
  • 70.
    One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "What I Believe," pt. II (1939), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).)
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