Quotes for
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Mistrust



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

William Shakespeare

   

Those who have trusted where they ought not will surely mistrust where they ought not.        -Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

   

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

   
If you have a hard time trusting other people, there's probably a good reason for it.  You can explain the origin of the mistrust, but that's all it is:  the origin.  If you're carrying it around with you, that's your doing, not the doing of whoever caused it in the first place.  If you don't trust others or your situations, you're hurting yourself rather drastically, for you're not allowing yourself to feel fully the world that surrounds you, the beauty in the people and the things in your life.  Perhaps someone will let you down again sometime in the future--in fact, I can almost guarantee it--but what you do with that is what determines how it affects your life, not what that person has done.  If you allow it to make you mistrust others, you're doing a disservice to yourself and those others.  If you accept it for what it is--one person's actions that needn't affect you forever--you'll find life much brighter in the future.     -Tom Walsh
   
The world's greatest need. . . is mutual confidence.  No human being ever knows all the secrets of another's heart.  Yet there is enough confidence between mother and child, husband and wife, buyer and seller. . . to make social life a practical possibility.  Confidence may be risky, but it is nothing like so risky as mistrust.     -Arnold Joseph Toynbee

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make people trustworthy is to trust them; and the surest way to make them untrustworthy is to distrust them and show your mistrust.     -Henry J. Stimson
  
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.     -Joseph Joubert
  
Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.     -Helen Keller
  
Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness.     -William Watson
  
Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.     -Albert Schweitzer
  
It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them.     -François de la Rochefoucauld
  
When mistrust comes in, love goes out.     -Irish saying
  

   

    

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