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Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 71.
    Doctor, I want you to make it known to your government that it can trust us implicitly, for we do not want any of your territory. We only want your trade.
    (William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Letter, Butt to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, November 21, 1909. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide, 1: 215, Doubleday, Doran & Company (1930). Taft to Dr. Wu, the Chinese Minister.)
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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    To place absolute trust on another human being is in itself a disaster, both ways, since each human being is a ship that must sail its own course, even if it go in company with another ship.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1923). Kangaroo, ch. 11, Viking Compass (1951).)
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  • 74.
    Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. Letter, June 22, 1752, to her daughter, Lady Bute. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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).)
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