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Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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).)
  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. The Presidential Papers, preface (1963).)
  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    ... 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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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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