One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.
~Henry David Thoreau
Our distrust is very expensive.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough.
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
~Henry L. Stimson
We're all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
~Booker T. Washington
I trust everyone. I just don't trust the devil inside them.
~Troy Kennedy-Martin, The Italian Job
You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else.
~Nicolas Walter, About Anarchism
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
~William E. Gladstone, 1866
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your heart.
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card.
~Edgar A. Shoaff
You can only trust yourself... and barely that.
Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.
Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.
Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
~Fred Woodworth, The Match!, No. 79
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
In God we trust, all others we virus scan.
Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.