An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. 1st movement.


Alfred Adler (1870-1937, Austrian psychiatrist)


The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.


Clara Barton (1821-1912, American humanitarian)


The expectation of an unpleasantness is more terrible than the thing itself.


Marie Bashkirtseff


I feel there are two people inside of me -- me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.


Kim Basinger (1953-, American actress)


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


Warren G. Bennis (1925-, American psychologist, management educator, and consultant)


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 (1915-1982, Swedish-born American screen, stage actress)


Trust cannot thrive in an environment where we preach teamwork and cooperation, but seldom recognize or reward it.


Wayne R. Bills (American communication consultant and professional speaker)


Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.


Claudia Black


Every advance in social progress removes us more and more from the guidance of instinct, obliging us to depend upon reason for the assurance that our habits are really agreeable to the laws of health.


Emily Blackwell


To see a shadow and think it is a tree that is a pity; but to see a tree and to think it a shadow can be fatal.


Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963, American writer)


Build a little fence of trust around today; Fill the space with loving deeds, And therein stay. Look not through the sheltering bars Upon tomorrow; God will help thee bear what comes of joy and sorrow.


Mary F. Butts


The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes that he who distrusts them.


Camillo Benso, Conte di Cavour (1810-1861, Piedmonts statesman, premier)


I cannot give them my confidence; pardon me, gentlemen, confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.


William Pitt Chatham (1708 -1778, British statesman)


Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.


John Churton Collins


Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love -- and to put its trust in life.


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924, Polish-born British novelist)


Who would not rather trust and be deceived?


Eliza Cook (1818-1889, British poet)


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


Frank Crane (American actor)


Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry.


Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658, British Parliamentarian General)


He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master.


John Dryden (1631-1700, British poet, dramatist, critic)


Trust everybody, but cut the cards.


Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936, American journalist, humorist)


Power is strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another.


Agnes Whistling Elk


No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted.


Elsa Einstein (1920-, Wife of Albert Einstein)


Self-trust is the essence of heroism.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Self-trust is the first secret to success.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


The highest compact we can make with our fellow is -- "Let there be truth between us two forevermore."


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.


Betty Friedan (1921-, American feminist writer)


Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.


Shakti Gawain (American human potential teacher)


We need to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.


Shakti Gawain (American human potential teacher)


I move on feeling and have learned to distrust those who don't.


Nikki Giovanni (1943-, American poet)


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


The history of human growth is at the same time the history of every new idea heralding the approach of a brighter dawn, and the brighter dawn has always been considered illegal, outside of the law.


Emma Goldman (1869-1940, American anarchist)


Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.


Graham Greene (1904-1991, British novelist)


Genius is expansive, irresistible, and irresistibly expansive. If it is in you, no cords can confine it.


Gail Hamilton (1833-1896, American writer, humorist)


All I can do is act according to my deepest instinct, and be whatever I must be crazy or ribald or sad or compassionate or loving or indifferent. That is all anybody can do.


Katharine Butler Hathaway


Today's shocks are tomorrow's conventions.


Carolyn Heilbrun (1926-, American author, educator)


Decisions, particularly important ones, have always made me sleepy, perhaps because I know that I will have to make them by instinct, and thinking things out is only what other people tell me I should do.


Lillian Hellman (1905-1984, American playwright)


Individuals learn faster than institutions and it is always the dinosaur's brain that is the last to get the new messages.


Hazel Henderson


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


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


Go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize after something's been done than to get permission ahead of time.


Grace Murray Hopper


When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.


Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American journalist, author)


Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.


Nancy Kerrigan (1977-, American figure skater)


My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.


Eartha Kitt


Trust that still, small voice that says, This might work and I'll try it.


Diane Mariechild


TRUST: I know that you will not -- deliberately or accidentally, consciously or unconsciously -- take unfair advantage of me. I can put my situation at the moment, my status and self-esteem in this group, our relationship, my job, my career, even my life, in your hands with complete confidence.


Douglas Murray McGregor (1906-1964, American management theorist, educator)


If women believed in their husbands, they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.


Marianne Moore (1887-1972, American poet)


A faithful companion is a sure anchor.




What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can longer believe you.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


I have seldom known a person who deserted the truth in trifles and then could be trusted in matters of importance.


Babe Paley


I'm not going to limit myself just because some people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.


Dolly Parton (1946-, American musician, country singer, actress, songwriter)


You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish artist)


I'm often wrong, but never in doubt.


Ivy Baker Priest


Trust Allah (God), but tie up your camel.


Arabian Proverb (Sayings of Arabian origin)


If you buy cheap meat, when it boils you smell what you have saved.


Arabic Proverb


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


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Everyone's companion is no one's friend.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


If you conduct yourself properly, then fear no one.


Iraqi Proverb


Don't trust someone who tells you all of his troubles and keeps you from all of his joys.


Jewish Proverb (Sayings of Jewish origin)


Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.


Jewish Proverb (Sayings of Jewish origin)


Trust your best friend as you would your worst enemy.


Mexican Proverb (Sayings of Mexican origin)


Trust, but verify.


Russian Proverb (Sayings of Russian origin)


Don't trust a hungry man to watch your rice.


Tibetan Proverb (Sayings of Tibetan origin)


She knew how to trust people... a rare quality, revealing a character far above average.


Cardinal Jean Francois de Retz (1613-1679, French statesman, prelate)


Instinct is a powerful form of natural energy, perhaps comparable in humans to electricity or even atomic energy in the mechanical world.


Margaret A. Ribble


Instinct is a powerful form of natural energy, perhaps comparable in humans to electricity or even atomic energy in the mechanical world.


Margaret A. Ribble


Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.


Joan Rivers (1933-, American comedian, talk show host, actress)


Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.


Helen Rowland (1875-1950, American journalist)


You may have your suspicions, your fears, you may even believe there is something, somewhere, terribly, drastically wrong, but because someone else is in charge, because there is a part of the system above you which you don't know, you don't question it, you even distrust your own doubts.


Graham Swift (1949-, British novelist, short-story writer)


Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.


Anne W. Schaef


Don't trust the person who has broken faith once.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Love all, but trust a few.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Trust in the person's promise who dares to refuse what they fear they cannot perform.


Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892, British Baptist preacher)


Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will.


Mary W. Stewart


The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.


Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1930, American statesman)


I go by instinct.... I don't worry about experience.


Barbara Streisand (1942-, American singer, actress, director)


Trust me not at all, or all in all.


Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892, British poet)


Though he slay me, I shall yet trust Him.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


To Death I yield, but not to Doubt, who slays before!


Edith M. Thomas


Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.


Author Unknown


In God we trust; all others must pay cash.


Author Unknown


Learn to care and share with others; have faith and trust in them and you will find these assets for yourself.


Author Unknown


Suspect him the most who trusts the least.


Author Unknown


Trust one who has tried.


Virgil (c. 70 - 19 BC, Roman poet)


Trust your gut.


Barbara Walters (1931-, American TV personality)


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 (1874-1956, American businessman, founder of IBM)


Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts -- only then can you be successful.You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people tend to be satisfied with what you do.


Raquel Welch (1940-, American actress)


If you can't trust people, who can you trust?


Hohn Widdiconbe


One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


My father used to say: "Never suspect people, It's better to be deceived or mistaken, which is only human, after all, than to be suspicious, which is common."


Stark Young


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