Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 61.
    Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
    (Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. repr. In Heart's Desire (1988). "Heaven and Nature," Harper's (New York, March 1988).)
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  • 62.
    Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
    (Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936), U.S. journalist, humorist. "Casual Observations," Mr. Dooley's Philosophy (1900).)
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  • 63.
    The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
    (Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1930), U.S. statesman. quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, Sept. 30,1992).)
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  • 64.
    Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
    (Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. "The Fox and the Goat," Fables.)
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  • 65.
    In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. The Presidential Papers, preface (1963).)
  • 66.
    Mistrust makes life difficult. Trust makes it risky.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 67.
    It is when fortune is the most propitious that she is least to be trusted.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.)
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  • 68.
    Seize the day [Carpe diem]: trust not to the morrow.
    (Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 11, l. 8 (23 B.C.).)
  • 69.
    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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  • 70.
    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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