Quotations About / On: TRUST

  • 31.
    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).)
  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 224.)
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  • 37.
    The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Rambler, no. 13.)
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  • 38.
    Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 39.
    The people know that they need in their representative much more than talent, namely, the power to make his talent trusted.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 40.
    While I enjoy the friendship of the seasons I trust that nothing can make life a burden to me.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 145, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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