Trust Quotes

The trust quotes on this page are organized under these headings:

  • Government
  • Living Life
  • Love
  • Relationships
  • Self-confidence
  • Spirituality
  • Team Building

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    If people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
    Barack Obama

    I trust no one, not even myself.
    Joseph Stalin

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    Trust Quotes and Living Life

    A man who doesn’t trust himself can never truly trust anyone else.
    Cardinal de Retz

    As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
    Anton Chekhov

    We are never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.
    Walter Anderson

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    Trust Quotes and Love

    The best proof of love is trust.
    Joyce Brothers

    To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
    George MacDonald

    When mistrust comes in, loves goes out.
    Irish saying

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    Trust Quotes and Relationships

    It takes years to build up trust – and only seconds to destroy it.

    The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
    Ernest Hemingway

    He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.
    Trust quote from Lao Tzu

    I am not upset that you lied to me - I am upset that from now on I cannot believe you.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
    William Shakespeare

    Trust men and they will be true to you – treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I never trust people’s assertions. I always judge of them by their actions.
    Ann Radcliffe

    People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The influence is false, a gift confers no rights.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Trust Quotes and Self-confidence

    Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
    Benjamin Spock

    Trust the little voice in your head that says “Wouldn’t it be interesting if …” And then do it.
    Duane Michals

    Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.
    Billy Wilder

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    Trust Quotes and Spirituality

    Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
    Khalil Gibran

    I know God will not give me anything I cannot handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.
    Mother Teresa

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    Trust Quotes and Team Building

    Trust is the confidence among team members that their peers’ intentions are good, and that there is no reason to be protective or careful around the group. Teammates are vulnerable with one another; they are confident that their respective vulnerabilities will not be used against them.
    Trust quotes from Patrick Lencioni

    On a team, trust is all about vulnerability, which is difficult for most people.
    Patrick Lencioni

    Trust is the foundation of real teamwork (there is nothing touchy-feely about this).
    Patrick Lencioni

    Achieving vulnerability-based trust (where team members have overcome their need for invulnerability) is difficult because in the course of career advancement and education, most successful people learn to be competitive with their peers, and protective of their reputations. It is a challenge for them to turn those instincts off for the good of the team, but that is exactly what is required.
    Patrick Lencioni

    Like a good marriage, trust on a team is never complete; it must be maintained over time.
    Patrick Lencioni

    The key ingredient to building trust is not time. It is courage.
    Patrick Lencioni

    Members of trusting teams admit weaknesses and mistakes, take risks in offering feedback and assistance, and focus time and energy on important issues, not politics.
    Patrick Lencioni

    Members of trusting teams accept questions and input about their areas or responsibility, appreciate and tap into one another’s skills and experiences, and look forward to meetings and other opportunities to work as a group.
    Patrick Lencioni

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