Trust Quotes

Most popular trust quotes

Trust is the highest form of human motivation.  It brings out the very best in people.

motivation persuasion

Trust those who trust you and distrust those who are suspicious of others.
Trust is far less expensive and more reliable than compulsion.


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.
— Psalm 146:3


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


Love cannot live where there is no trust.


I wonder men dare trust themselves with men.


What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?


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


The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.


The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.


A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Trust only movement; what a person does is what he means.
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.


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

For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.


Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.
Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and leaders together.
Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody.


It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
We have to mistrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal.


Trust and integrity are precious resources, easily squandered, hard to regain.


One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
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

You can never give complete authority and over-all power to anyone until the trust can be proven.
Trust men, and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.


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.


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 trust—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.