Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 21.
    Always seek the general and never quite trust it.
    (Joseph Epstein (b. 1937), U.S. writer. The Middle of My Tether, "But I Generalize," W.W. Norton (1983).)
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  • 22.
    When understanding would be too difficult, I become trusting.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 23.
    Depend upon this truth, that every man is the worse looked upon, and the less trusted, for being thought to have no religion.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Jan. 8, 1750, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. II, pp. 312-13, London (1774).)
  • 24.
    I would not trust a mouse to a woman if a man's judgment could be had.
    (Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), British novelist. As quoted in Woman in Sexist Society, ch. 20, by Elaine Showalter (1971).)
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  • 25.
    Sometimes I think we're the only two lawyers in Washington who trust each other.
    (Elizabeth Dole (b. 1936), U.S. lawyer and government official. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 13 (August 3, 1987). Speaking of her husband, Senator Robert Dole, who was also a lawyer.)
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  • 26.
    Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
    (Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. repr. In Heart's Desire (1988). "Heaven and Nature," Harper's (New York, March 1988).)
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  • 27.
    It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. The Ministry of Fear, bk. 1, ch. 3, sct. 2 (1943).)
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  • 28.
    The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Stuart Heisler. Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall (Brandon Hurst), The Remarkable Andrew, rebuking Andrew for not blowing the whistle on corrupt city officials earlier (1941).)
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  • 29.
    The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
    (Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1930), U.S. statesman. quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, Sept. 30,1992).)
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  • 30.
    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).)
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