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60 Quotes on Trust That Will Help You Learn to Trust

Are you one of those people who have a hard time trusting people?

Maybe you have been hurt or maybe you have witnessed or heard stories of betrayal? Betrayed or not, do you still have the heart to trust?

Be it a friendship, family relationship, business or personal partnership, any bond is built on trust. Without trust, you have nothing. With it, you can do great things.

Quotes about Trust

Here are 60 quotes on trust that will help you be trust-giving.

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

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

3. “We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” — Walter Anderson

4. “Trust opens up new and unimagined possibilities.” — Robert C. Solomon

5. “Trust leads to approachability and open communications.” — Scott Weiss

6. “Trust is earned when actions meet words.” — Chris Butler

7. “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” — Stephen Covey

8. “A lot of times people don’t trust another person because they are making assumptions that aren’t true.” — Tom LaForce

9. “Trust is involved in all the basic elements of a healthy relationship: namely, love (respect and consideration for another person), communication, commitment, and honesty.” — Harold Duarte-Bernhardt

10. “We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.” — Thomas Moore

11. “People who choose to trust tend to be happier, better be liked by others, and more ethical than less trusting people.” — Joy Cagil

12. “You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing.” — Robert Brault

13. “A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.” — Harold MacMillan

14. “It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.” — Samuel Johnson

15. “The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.” — Abraham Lincoln

16. “Trust, but verify.” — Ronald Reagan

17. “He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” — Lao Tzu

18. “You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible.” — Anton Chekhov

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

20. “When mistrust comes in, loves goes out.” — Irish Proverb

21. “One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.” — E. M. Forster

22. “Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.” — Georg Feuerstein

23. “Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your heart.” — Unknown

24. “Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.” — Lemony Snicket

25. “Whether it’s a friendship or relationship, all bonds are built on trust, without it you have nothing.” — Unknown

26. “The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” — Henry Lewis Stimson

27. “It is more shameful to distrust one’s friends than to be deceived by them.” — François Duc De La Rochefoucauld

28. “Trust and honesty is an investment you put in people.” — Rachel Joy Scott

29. “The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

30. “To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.” — George MacDonald

31. “Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.” — English Proverb

33. “It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.” — Graham Greene

34. “Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.” — John Harold

35. “Trust is something that is difficult to establish. It is very fragile that needs to be taken care of. Once trust breaks or shatters into pieces, it is very difficult to rebuild it.” — K. Cunningham

36. “Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities of which they were previously unaware.” — David Armistead

37. “In life and business, relationships are important. But they are empty unless they are established and based upon trust.” — Horst H. Schulze

38. “There is an antidote to our fears — trust. If we trust God more, we can fear less. What a comforting promise.” — Max Lucado

39. “Not being able to let go and trust those around you can be incredibly stressful. You will be constantly questioning the actions of those around you, never feel in control and generally unhappy.” — David Cannell

40. “After all, damn it, what does being in love mean if you can’t trust a person.” — Evelyn Waugh

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

42. “Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.” — Solon

43. “When you fully trust someone without any doubt, you finally get one of two results: a person for life or a lesson for life.” — Unknown

44. “The best proof of love is trust.” — Joyce Brothers

45. “Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.” — Santosh Kalwar

46. “One of the most valuable things you can do to create higher levels of trust is to trust others more. Don’t wait for them to prove themselves to you. Trust them.” — K. Eikenberry

47. “Trust in a relationship is very crucial. Without trust, a relationship cannot last as a healthy and happy bond.” — Alana Johnson

48. “Trust is the great foundation on which we build our families, workplaces, churches, friendships, and neighborhoods, that raw commitment to trust another person.” — Mark Batterson

49. “What I have come to understand and embrace wholeheartedly is that when I trust myself, God, others and the process of life— moment by moment, without thinking about it— if something violates my trust I always have the option, power, and ability to make a choice to do something about it or not.” — Iyanla Vanzant

50. “How do you build trust? Trust is earned when everyone’s interests are considered and respected. Communication is the key to do this.” — Sheri Levit

51. “Trust is a fragile thing. But it is the most fragile thing in life that are also the most valuable and worth fighting for. No matter where you live or what you do. And although it takes time and tenacity, living a life of trust is always worth it.” — Ed Young

52. “Trust is a business communication skill which, in combination with behavior, either works to build trust or destroy it.” — L. Finkle

53. “And trust is the intangible asset that can help assure the long term sustainability of any organization or enterprise.” — William G. Parrett

54. “Trust is the tie that binds any and all relationships with God, our spouses, our friends, and our community. The more trust we have, the more influence we have.” — Buzz Williams

55. “We should not expect to receive more trust than we dish out.” — Dr. Kenton D. Wiley

56. “Vision and passion cannot inspire without high level of trust; your team needs to believe in you.” — Phillip West

57. “Relationships are important; good relationships are built on trust; trust shows reliability and strength of an individual.” — Levi Lusko

58. “The ability to trust provides bedrock for emotional security and peace of mind.” — Sue Patton Thoele

59. “If you love them and they love you, trust them and don’t worry about it. If you don’t trust them what are you doing with them?” —Charles J. Orlando

60. “Without communication, there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love. Without trust, there’s no reason to continue.” — Unknown

Final Thoughts

Trust is a broad term. It varies in different situations; from your friends, partners and family to your business and work. Nonetheless, it points to only one thing — character. We are trusted because of our way of living. We are able to trust others because of their way of living.

Trusting others is too risky — but that does not excuse you for not giving your faith to others. Sure, not all people are to be trusted, but how can you know whether to trust them or not if you don’t even give them the chance?