Good Trust Quotes to Live By

We’ve put together some good trust quotes for your own reflection or to share with others. Believing in someone is the foundation of all kinds of relationships. And it is also one of the most complex elements of human relationships.

Once it is gone, it is almost impossible to build it again. It is also a paradoxical element. Even though you cannot put your faith in everyone, you cannot lead a happier life without putting your faith in others.

These quotations have been said by great men and women. Share their thoughts with others or refer to them often to realize the importance of this quality in your life.

Quotes about Trust

Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Albert Einstein

Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
Mona Sutphen

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

Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen R. Covey

Trust is like a vase. Once it’s broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be same again.
Walter Anderson

Trust is like blood pressure. It’s silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly.
Frank Sonnenberg

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Keeping the Faith

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.
Gordon A. Eadie

Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.
Warren Bennis

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.
Frank Crane

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

Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.
Eric Sevareid

It is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest, that holds human associations together.
H. L. Mencken

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Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

A person who trusts himself and depends on himself has true happiness. That person does not need anyone else’s approval to be happy or to feel confident in his own skin.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

Don’t believe words; always trust actions.

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

Know yourself, love yourself, trust yourself, learn to spend time in your own company and listen to your innermost self.
Etta Sawyerr

Trust yourself to be able to confront and work through your emotions. If you believe you can’t do it, you won’t do it and you’ll become stuck. If you believe you can do it, you will.
Sam Owen

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
E.M. Forster

Trust Definition

“Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something” from Merriam-Webster.

Reliability in Relationships

Betrayal is the worst … and the key to moving past it is to identify what led up to it in the first place.
Charles J. Orlando

I’m not upset that you lied to me; I’m upset that from now on, I can’t believe you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is only one way to rebuild trust once it has been broken: over time.
Charles J. Orlando

Don’t trust the person who has broken faith once.
William Shakespeare

When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.
Stephen R. Covey

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake

It was a mistake, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.
David Levithan

Trust is a gift. Don’t try to exchange it for something else.
Charles J. Orlando

The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Thomas J. Watson


The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.
Stephen King

Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.

Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.
Isaac Watts

People ask me why it’s so hard to trust people, and I ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise.

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Robert E. Lee

Trust is the easiest thing in the world to lose and the hardest thing in the world to get back.
R. Williams

Broken people lead to broken hearts. That’s why it’s so important to heal from one relationship before starting another.
Mandy Hale

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
David Hume

Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

Whoever believes in Him shall not have everlasting life in torment.

Trust Quotes – Conviction Counts

I trust no one, not even myself.
Joseph Stalin

Don’t trust anyone over 30.
Pat Boone

Like everybody and trust no one.
Lauren Conrad

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
Agatha Christie

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

Never trust anyone who wants what you’ve got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
Eubie Blake

You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
Marilyn Monroe

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Lemony Snicket

Trust nothing but your intuition. Your intuition will tell you who to trust.

Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
Lawrence Welk

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.
J. K. Rowling

Professions People Place Their Faith In (and Don’t)

From Gallup poll: Percentage of U.S. adults saying the following profession have high/very high honest and ethical standards:

  • Nurses: 82%
  • Military Officers: 71%
  • Grade School Teachers: 66%
  • Medical Doctors: 65%
  • Pharmacists: 62%
  • Police Officers: 56%
  • Judges: 43%
  • Clergy: 42%
  • Bankers: 25%
  • TV Reporters: 23%
  • Lawyers: 18%
  • Business Executives: 16%
  • Lobbyists: 8%

Nurses come out on top, with 82% of Americans considering them to have high or very high honesty and ethical standards. Lobbyists, well, not so much.


I’ve learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it, and to not try and hide it.
Sarah McLachlan

Silence was the first prayer I learned to trust.
Patricia Hampl

A person who never learned to trust confuses intensity with closeness, obsession with care, and control with security.
Patrick Carnes

Trust is only gained when one person risks and doesn’t get harmed. It grows as both people increasingly risk and don’t get harmed in the process.
Glen Williams

Trust opens up new and unimagined possibilities.
Robert C. Solomon

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

By Andy Atticus

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