A collection of quotes on and about trust.


“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you."

Friedrich Nietzsche 


“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

Ernest Hemingway


“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”

George MacDonald


“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”

Oscar Wilde


“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”



“Those who trust us educate us.”

George Eliot


“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”

Thomas Paine


“For trust not him that hath once broken faith”

William Shakespeare


"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."

Albert Einstein 


"Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust."

Oliver Wendell Holmes


"One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life."

E.M. Forster


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

Anton Chekhov