Trust Quotes

Most popular trust quotes

Trust is the highest form of human motivation.  It brings out the very best in people.
β€” Steven Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

motivation persuasion

If you don't allow for self-serving bias in the conduct of others, you are, again, a fool.
Put not your trust in princes.
β€” Psalm 146:3

biblical

Our distrust is very expensive.
The best proof of love is trust.

love

Love cannot live where there is no trust.

love

I wonder men dare trust themselves with men.

men

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

loneliness

He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

advice

The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them.
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.

character

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

compliments

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Trust only movement; what a person does is what he means.
β€” Alfred Adler (Essays in Individual Psychology: Contemporary Application of Alfred Adler’s Theories)
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
To trust is a virtue. It is weakness that begets distrust.
Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.

competition

I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.
The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him.

other people

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

conceit

For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.
Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and leaders together.
Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody.

money

We have to mistrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal.

betrayal

Trust and integrity are precious resources, easily squandered, hard to regain.
β€” Sissela Bok (Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life)

integrity

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
β€” Edward Forster (The Personal Philosophies of Certain Eminent Men and Women)
Never put anything on paper, my boy, and never trust a man with a small black moustache.
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.

the human condition

Trust men, and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

greatness

You can never give complete authority and over-all power to anyone until the trust can be proven.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.

honesty

Always do what you say you are going to do. It is the glue and fiber that binds successful relationships.

promises relationships

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance, and without any visible reason.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
If, fundamentally, you don't trust people, then there is no line, no point in time beyond which people suddenly become trustworthy.
You cannot produce trust just like you cannot 'do' humility. It either is or is not. Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved. Because you do not know that I love you, you cannot trust me.
Parental trust is extremely important in the guidance of adolescent children as they get further and further away from the direct supervision of their parents and teachers.  I don't mean that trust without clear guidance is enough, but guidance without trust is worthless.

adolescence parenting

The highest form that civilization can reach is a seamless web of deserved trustβ€”not much procedure, just totally reliable people correctly trusting one another. . . . In your own life what you want is a seamless web of deserved trust. And if your proposed marriage contract has forty-seven pages, I suggest you not enter.

marriage