100 Trust Quotes To Bring More Certainty (In Life and Work)

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

In the next 5 minutes, you’ll discover 100 of the best trust quotes I’ve collected over the years.

My goal is to show you how to bring more certainty to your relationships, your work, and your life. With trust, we all can go a long way.

You’ll discover quotes by Thoreau, Gandhi, Lao Tzu, and many more.


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He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted. Lao Tzu

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The river is wild. You can’t control it. Embrace the chaos. Maxime Lagacé

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Trust yourself, you will start to trust others. Santosh Kalwar

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Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes. Robin Sharma

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


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Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest. Seth Godin

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then. Henry David Thoreau

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Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. George MacDonald


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Those who trust us educate us. George Eliot

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Trust is built with consistency. Lincoln Chafee

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Take no one’s word for anything, including mine – but trust your experience. James Baldwin

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The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered. Osho

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. Rumi


The Best Trust Quotes

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Self-trust is the essence of heroism. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To conquer the unknown you must trust. Yogi Bhajan

I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh. Maya Angelou

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

Trust starts with truth and ends with truth. Santosh Kalwar

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

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It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody. English Proverb

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough. Frank Crane

Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition. Madeleine L’Engle


For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose. Marcus Aurelius

Trust is built slowly. Trust is destroyed quickly. Trust can make complex things possible. The absence of trust can make simple things impossible. Trust powers relationships, businesses, nations. Trust is as precious as it is fragile. The Stoic Emperor

The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others. Roy T. Bennett

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Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear. Simon Sinek

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. William E. Gladstone

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. William Shakespeare

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. Steve Jobs

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go. Natalie Goldberg

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Doubt everything. Find your own light. Buddha

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

Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness. Criss Jami

The wiser you get, the more you trust it will all be fine. Maxime Lagacé

What Is Trust?

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Trust is built when no one is looking. Seth Godin

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 Covey

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

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

Part 2. Trust Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Trust Quotes

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Searching for a famous trust quote or author? Check out these by Emerson, Warren Buffett, Lao Tzu, etc.
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Trust, but verify. Ronald Reagan

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

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

I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you’. There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. Maya Angelou

I believe in trusting. Trust begets trust. Suspicion is foetid and only stinks. He who trusts has never yet lost in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

Even miracles take a little time. Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)

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It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. Warren Buffett

I trust no one, not even myself. Joseph Stalin

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

All it takes is faith and trust. Peter Pan (Disney)

Be courteous to all but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. George Washington

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The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself. Winston Churchill

The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust. Abraham Lincoln

Trust is like the air we breathe – when it’s present, nobody really notices; when it’s absent, everybody notices. Warren Buffett

I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. Henry David Thoreau

Men trust their ears less than their eyes. Herodotus

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

Related: 25 ways to build trust (unstuck.com)

Short Trust Quotes

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One-liners, short trust quotes, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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Self-trust is the first secret of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. Rita Mae Brown

Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder. Maria V. Snyder

Trust your vibes; energy doesn’t lie. Paulo Coelho

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Trust one who has gone through it. Virgil

Keep your promises and be consistent. Be the kind of person others can trust. Roy T. Bennett

A king who trusts no man is weak. Patricia Briggs

Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their bookshelf. Emilia Clarke

As a heuristic, I never trust anyone who is not punctual. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. Aesop

I don’t trust words, I trust actions. Unknown

The best proof of love is trust. Joyce Brothers

Everything ultimately comes down to trust. Marcus Sheridan

It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable. Seneca

Related: 5 Powerful Ways To Develop Self-Trust (thoughcatalog.com)


Inspirational Trust Quotes

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Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Kahlil Gibran

In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got. Flannery O’Connor

Building trust requires nothing more than telling the truth. Simon Sinek (Source)

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve. Norman Vincent Peale

Trust that little voice in your head that says “Wouldn’t it be interesting if..”; And then do it. Duane Michals

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Meir

In this world, there was nothing scarier than trusting someone. But there was also nothing more rewarding. Brad Meltzer

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When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment, you create trust. John C. Maxwell

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. Hermann Hesse

In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere. Adam Grant (Source)

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. Marie Curie

You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide. Ingrid Bergman

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

Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it. Lolly Daskal

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. Martha Nussbaum

Ultimate freedom has nothing to do with your life circumstances – it is the freedom of allowing the self to dissolve into the waves of the ocean. It is the freedom that is born through one’s absolute trust in life. Richard Rudd

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

Related: 101 Simple Ways to Build Trust (embracepossibility.com)

Part 3. Conclusion

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Part 1. I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. C. JoyBell C.

Part 2. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. C. JoyBell C.

Part 3. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. C. JoyBell C.

Part 4. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you. C. JoyBell C.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

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October 20, 2022

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