Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 611.)
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  • 69.
    I wonder men dare trust themselves with men.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Apemantus, in Timon of Athens, act 1, sc. 2, l. 43. Seeing that Timon's guests are destroying him.)
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  • 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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