Quotations About
trust

Mary Alice: Trust is a fragile thing. Once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom. But once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover. Of course the truth is, we never know who we can trust. Those we’re closest to can betray us, and total strangers can come to our rescue. In the end, most people decide to trust only themselves. It really is the simplest way to keep from getting burned.

Isaac: It’s taken me a lot of years, but I’ve come around to this: If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. And if you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you. I’m an awfully smart man, and Mark Sabath is an idiot. He had you, and he blew it. You’re gonna do great here Jeremy, but you’ve gotta trust us.

The Hungry and the Hunted (season 1, episode 3)
Posted in: Sports Night

Anakin Skywalker: I feel lost.
Padmé: Lost?
Anakin Skywalker: Obi-Wan and the Council don’t trust me.
Padmé: They trust you with their lives.
Anakin Skywalker: Something’s happening. I’m not the Jedi I should be. I want more. And I know I shouldn’t.

Women do have an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted, but that some men are too innocent to protect themselves.

The Sound and the Fury (1929)
Posted in: William Faulkner

Three can keep a secret, if two are dead.

His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools — the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans — and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, “You can’t trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there’s nothing you can do about it, so let’s have a drink.”

Small Gods
Posted in: Terry Pratchett

“I like the idea of democracy. You have to have someone everyone distrusts,” said Brutha. “That way, everyone’s happy.”

Small Gods
Posted in: Terry Pratchett

A man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom. I think that is the fundamental basis of business.

Testimony to the Pujo Committee (1912)
Posted in: J.P. Morgan

Rapunzel: I have made the decision to trust you.
Flynn Rider: A horrible decision really.

Posted in: Tangled