Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 71.
    He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's oath.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 6, l. 18-9.)
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  • 72.
    Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Message to Congress, July 4, 1861.)
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  • 73.
    I am trusted with a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog; therefore I have decreed not to sing in my cage.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don John, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 1, sc. 3, l. 32-3. Although treated generously by his brother Don Pedro, after fighting as his enemy, Don John grudgingly compares himself to a muzzled or hobbled animal, or a caged bird.)
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  • 74.
    The whole value of history, of biography, is to increase my self-trust, by demonstrating what man can be and do.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, July 24, 1838, at Dartmouth College. "Literary Ethics," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).)
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  • 75.
    What a fool Honesty is! and Trust, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Autolycus, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 595-6. He finds it easy to cheat the honest shepherds.)
  • 76.
    I think all men know better than they do; know that the institutions we so volubly commend are go-carts and baubles; but they dare not trust their presentiments.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Napoleon; or, the Man of the World," Representative Men (1850).)
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  • 77.
    The older I get the more I trust in the law according to which the rose and the lily bloom.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, November 9, 1829, to Karl Friedrich Zelter.)
  • 78.
    While I enjoy the friendship of the seasons I trust that nothing can make life a burden to me.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 145, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 79.
    The people know that they need in their representative much more than talent, namely, the power to make his talent trusted.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 80.
    Age appears to be best in four things—old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Apophthegms, no. 97 (1625). Quoting Alonso of Aragon.)
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