Quotations About / On: TRUST
Trust, but look for the exits.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
(Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936), U.S. journalist, humorist. "Casual Observations," Mr. Dooley's Philosophy (1900).)
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).)
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
(Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. "The Fox and the Goat," Fables.)
In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
(Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. The Presidential Papers, preface (1963).)
Mistrust makes life difficult. Trust makes it risky.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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.)