Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    ... 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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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).)
  • 77.
    I trust the time is nigh when, with the universal assent of civilized people, all international differences shall be determined without resort to arms by the benignant processes of civilization.
    (Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886), U.S. president. Second annual message (1882). Ed. James D. Richardson, Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. 8 (1897).)
  • 78.
    The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Stuart Heisler. Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall (Brandon Hurst), The Remarkable Andrew, rebuking Andrew for not blowing the whistle on corrupt city officials earlier (1941).)
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  • 79.
    Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Laoco"n, in Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 48-9.)
  • 80.
    It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. The Ministry of Fear, bk. 1, ch. 3, sct. 2 (1943).)
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