Quotations About / On:
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.)
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.)
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.)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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).)
Age appears to be best in four thingsold 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.)