Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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.).)
  • 34.
    The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
    (Marian Wright Edelman (20th century), U.S. author and child advocate. As quoted in Richard B. Stolley, "Our Future Depends on How We Treat America's Children," Money (May 1995).)
  • 35.
    The natural order will emerge only if we let go of the fear of the disorder, we trust each other.
    (Judith Malina (b. 1926), U.S. actor and stage producer. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).)
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  • 36.
    One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "What I Believe," pt. II (1939), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).)
  • 37.
    I have Johnsonised the land; and I trust they will not only talk, but think, Johnson.
    (James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, p. 8, Oxford University Press (1980). Advertisement for the second edition.)
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  • 38.
    Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
    (Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 1, ch. 12, by Ida Husted Harper (1898). In an 1860 letter to William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips, defending her decision to assist a woman who had run away, with her child, from an abusive husband. Garrison and Phillips were abolitionists who favored assisting runaway slaves.)
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  • 39.
    Trust a woman—as a DOCTOR!—NEVER!
    (Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress. As quoted in Pioneer Work for Women, ch. 5, by Elizabeth Blackwell (1895). The reaction of the prominent Shakespearean actress when approached in 1857 by Drs. Blackwell and Maria E. Zackrzewska for a donation to their "New York Infirmary for Women and Children," which had opened in May of that year.)
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  • 40.
    I do not trust them out of my sight, or in it.
    (Kenneth Kolb, and Nathan Juran. Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, speaking of his crew, recruited from prison (1958).)
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