Trust Quotes

Most popular trust quotes

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. - Aesop quote.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

advice

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. - Louis B. Mayer quote.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
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. - William P. Young quote.
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.
To trust is a virtue. It is weakness that begets distrust. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
To trust is a virtue. It is weakness that begets distrust.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

compliments

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. - Charlie Munger quote.
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.

marriage

If you don't allow for self-serving bias in the conduct of others, you are, again, a fool. - Charlie Munger quote.
If you don't allow for self-serving bias in the conduct of others, you are, again, a fool.
The best proof of love is trust. - Dr. Joyce Brothers quote.
The best proof of love is trust.

love

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

character

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

conceit

He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.
Always do what you say you are going to do. It is the glue and fiber that binds successful relationships.

promises relationships

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. - George Eliot quote.
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.

the human condition

The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him. - Ernest Hemingway quote.
The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him.

other people

Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry. - Oliver Cromwell quote.
Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.

competition

Put not your trust in princes.
— Psalm 146:3

biblical

I wonder men dare trust themselves with men. - William Shakespeare quote.
I wonder men dare trust themselves with men.

men

Never put anything on paper, my boy, and never trust a man with a small black moustache. - P. G. Wodehouse quote.
Never put anything on paper, my boy, and never trust a man with a small black moustache.
You can never give complete authority and over-all power to anyone until the trust can be proven. - Bill Cosby quote.
You can never give complete authority and over-all power to anyone until the trust can be proven.
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. - Benjamin Spock quote.
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.

parenting adolescence

We have to mistrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal. - Tennessee Williams quote.
We have to mistrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal.

betrayal

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

greatness

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect. - Stephen Leacock quote.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.

honesty

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

integrity

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? - George Eliot quote.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

loneliness

Love cannot live where there is no trust. - Edith Hamilton quote.
Love cannot live where there is no trust.

love

Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody. - Agatha Christie quote.
Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody.

money

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

persuasion motivation

Trust only movement; what a person does is what he means. - Alfred Adler quote.
Trust only movement; what a person does is what he means.
Alfred Adler Essays in Individual Psychology: Contemporary Application of Alfred Adler’s Theories
Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and leaders together. - Warren Bennis quote.
Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and leaders together.
If, fundamentally, you don't trust people, then there is no line, no point in time beyond which people suddenly become trustworthy.
For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first. - Suzanne Collins quote.
For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.
Our distrust is very expensive. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
Our distrust is very expensive.
One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life. - Edward Forster quote.
One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
Edward Forster The Personal Philosophies of Certain Eminent Men and Women
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself. - Graham Greene quote.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them. - Ernest Hemingway quote.
The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. - Samuel Johnson quote.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. - Stephen King quote.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. - George MacDonald quote.
Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance, and without any visible reason. - Lord Chesterfield quote.
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance, and without any visible reason.
I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. - Confucius quote.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Trust those who trust you and distrust those who are suspicious of others. - Nassim Nicholas Taleb quote.
Trust those who trust you and distrust those who are suspicious of others.
Trust is far less expensive and more reliable than compulsion.

persuasion