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Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 21.
    Children's self-esteem develops in proportion to the depth of trust that is reached in the parent/child relationship.
    (Stephanie Martson (20th century), U.S. family therapist, author. The Magic of Encouragement, ch. 3 (1990).)
  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. The Presidential Papers, preface (1963).)
  • 24.
    Quotations—always inexact. I don't trust people who cannot even copy out.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, p. 191 (1962). Carnets d'un Biologiste.)
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  • 25.
    ... like a woman made frigid, I had to learn response, to trust this possibility for fruition that had not been before.
    (Tillie Olsen (b. 1912), U.S. essayist and story writer. Silences, part 1 (1978). Written in 1962, on trying to compose fiction after many years of being "silenced" by the demands of raising four children, keeping house, and holding a full-time job.)
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  • 26.
    If someone calls me vain and mean, I know that he trusts me and has something to confess to me.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 1, p. 124, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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.).)
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