Trust Quotes on trusting others and being trusted

trust quotes

To what extent we should trust others? Am I trusted enough? To find the answers let’s take a deep dive into Trust Quotes. These quotes are wise feelings and well thought after observations of great minds about this complex issue called “Trust”.

Trust Quotes – should we trust others and if yes to what extent?


“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” — Goethe


“To trust is a virtue. It is weakness that begets distrust.” — Gandhi


“The trust which we put in ourselves causes us to feel trust in others.” — La Rochefoucauld


“He who doesn’t trust himself can never really trust anyone else.” — Cardinal De Retz


“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.” — James MacDonald


“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” — Frank Crane

“Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.” — Thomas Fuller


“Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” — Emerson


“Trust them little who praises all, those less who censures all, and them least who are indifferent about all.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater


“Trust everybody, but cut the cards.” — Finley Peter Dunne


“Trust your ears less than your eyes.” — “Men trust their ears less than their eyes.” — Herodotus

Quotes on Trust


“Hear willingly, but trust not hastily.” — Cleobulus


“Men cannot be trusted always to know their true rational interests.” — Plato


“I wonder of people who dare trust themselves with others.” — Shakespeare


“They who mistrusts the most should be trusted the least.” — Theognis


“It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.” — Old proverb

“The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than they who distrusts them.” — Conte Camillo ci Cavour


“The soul and spirit that animates and keeps up society is mutual trust.” — Robert South


“I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.” — Thoreau


“The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.” — Henry Lewis Stimson


“People who can be relied upon are always in demand. The scarcest thing in the world is a thoroughly reliable person.” — Hetty Green

“Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.” — Solon

“Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.” — Laurence Sterne

“Fear not, but trust in providence, wherever thou may’st be.” — Thomas Hayne Bayly

“Trust not fortune.” — Sophist saying

“Don’t trust in fortune until you are in heaven.” — Philippine proverb

“Seize now and here the hour that is, nor trust some later day!” -Horace

“Woe to him whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love — and to put its trust in life!” Joseph Conard

“Trust not thy feeling, for whatever it be now, it will quickly be changed.” — Thomas à Kempis

“Oh yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill!” – Tennyson


“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” — Shakespeare

“It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.” — Emerson

“Trust those not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater

“When you have found the master passion of a man, remember never to trust to him where that passion is concerned.” — Lord Chesterfield

“To persevere, trusting in what hopes one has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.” — Euripides

“Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself.” — La Rochefoucauld

“Self-trust is the essence of heroism.” — Emerson

“Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.” —Thoreau

“Never trust a friend
who deserts you in a pinch.” — Aesop

“Consider the little mouse, how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts its life to one hole only.” — Plautus