Quotations About / On:
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).)
Quotationsalways 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.)
... 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.)
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).)
Mistrust makes life difficult. Trust makes it risky.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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).)
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.)
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.).)
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).)