115 Trust Quotes to Help Yo Build Trust

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Trust means “a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” These trust quotes show what it means to be trusting and trustworthy.

When we trust someone, we have confidence in them and in their honesty and integrity. We believe that they will do the things they say they will. We recognize their abilities and strengths, and we place our faith in them.

Trust can be a fragile thing, but it is the foundation on which all relationships are built.

Trust is integral to happy and fulfilling relationships, whether they are professional or personal. Without trust, relationships fail because one or both parties feel insecure or let down.

Building trust is crucial for the survival of your friendships, romantic relationships, and workplace connections.

You can do this by being open and transparent in the beginning; being dependable, consistent, and reliable; and taking responsibility when things don’t work out quite how you planned.

In that spirit, here are the best trust quotes to help you trust more easily. So whether you’re starting a new relationship, want to be more trusting of others, or work on being trustworthy yourself, you’ll find the perfect trust quote here.

Trust Quotes

Lao Tzu trust quote
“He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” – Lao Tzu

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

William Shakespeare

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

Ernest Hemingway

Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.

Santosh Kalwar

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corie ten Boom

Trust, but verify.

Ronald Reagan

George MacDonald quote
“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” – George MacDonald

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

Eric Sevareid

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

Maya Angelou

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

Anton Chekhov

Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.

Arthur Ashe

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

Albert Einstein

Aesop trust quote
“Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.” – Aesop

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

Abraham Lincoln

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.

Lord Byron

A man trusts another man when he sees enough of himself in him.

Gregory David Roberts

It’s good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.

Benito Mussolini

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

Stephen King

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.


“Fear leads to more fear, and trust leads to more trust. ” – Dean Ornish

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

Roy T. Bennett

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

Kahlil Gibran

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Abraham Lincoln

I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason.

Stanley Baldwin

Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.


Newt Gingrich quote
“You can’t trust anybody with power.” – Newt Gingrich

Sometimes you don’t know who you can and cannot trust. I still learn that over and over again.

Demi Lovato

It’s a delight to trust somebody so completely

Jeff Goldblum

I trust no one, not even myself.

Joseph Stalin

Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.

Roy T. Bennett

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

Walter Anderson

William Young quote
“Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.” – William P. Young

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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


If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.

Selena Gomez

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

Brad Meltzer

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Joel Osteen quote
“Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!” – Joel Osteen

The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.

Rene Descates

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

Zig Ziglar

I trust myself. You need that to survive.

Yoko Ono

Trust is not an obsession, it’s an extension of love. When we truly love someone, we give them our heart to hold in their hands. And when that love is returned, that very trust is balm to our souls.

Julie Lessman

Marianne Williamson quote "Trust is very hard if you don't know what you're trusting"
“Trust is very hard if you don’t know what you’re trusting.” – Marianne Williamson

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.

Richard Rohr

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

Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.

Jodi Picoult

Suzanne Collins trust quote
“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” – Suzanne Collins

We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.

Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

Trust your instincts, and make judgements on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.

David Gemmell

Trust opens up new and unimagined possibilities.

Robert C. Solomon

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.

Finley Peter Dunne

Jean Shepherd quote
“In God we trust, all others pay cash.” – Jean Shepherd

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

Winston Churchill

One of the reasons I don’t trust the media is you can’t have a double standard for guys you like and dislike.

Charles Barkley

When truth takes a backseat to ego and politics, trust is lost.

Patrick Lencioni

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

George Eliot

I read the New York Times but I don’t trust all of it

David Byrne

Anonymous trust quote
“Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.” – Unknown

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

Warren Bennis

Trust is that rare and priceless treasure that wins us the affection of our heavenly Father.

Brennan Manning

Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.

Paolo Coelho

People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.

Shannon L. Adler

Troy Kennedy-Martin quote
“I trust everyone. I just don’t trust the devil inside them.” – Troy Kennedy-Martin

Trust is not the same as faith. A friend is someone you trust. Putting faith in anyone is a mistake.

Christopher Hitchens

To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy can indulge; the poor cannot afford it.

E.M. Forster

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

Frank Crane

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

Thomas Paine

Dan Howell quote
“Don’t trust people who tell you other people’s secrets.” – Dan Howell

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.


Trust is like blood pressure. It’s silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly.

Frank Sonnenberg

Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.

Oliver Cromwell

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Trust is only gained when one person risks and doesn’t get harmed. It grows as both people increasingly risk and don’t get harmed in the process.

Glen Williams

Santosh Kalwar quote
“Trust yourself, you will start to trust others.” – Santosh Kalwar

Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Always tell the truth or the truth will tell on you.

Frank Sonnenberg

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

Oprah Winfrey

The primary reason people believe in anything is because others believe.

Brian Norgard

Only those you trust can betray you.

Terry Goodkind

“In self-trust all the virtues are comprehended.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are smarter than you think. Give them a chance to prove themselves.

Tim Ferris

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

Agatha Christie

Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.

Lawrence Welk

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.

Joyce Brothers

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lincoln Chafee quote
“Trust is built with consistency.” – Lincoln Chafee

Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.

Julianne Moore

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.

Robert E. Lee

Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There’s never a reason to trust someone. If there’s a reason, then it’s not trust.

Gerald Morris

Stephen Coven quote
“Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people.” – Stephen Covey

If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself – so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed.

Alan Watts

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.

Harold Macmillan

Never trust the version that people give of themselves — it is utterly unreliable.

Robert Greene

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.

Booker T. Washington

It is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together.

H.L. Mencken

Beau Mirchoff quote
“A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust.” – Beau Mirchoff

Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. Go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.

Lesley Ann Warren

Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.

Maria V. Snyder

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

James Baldwin

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust.

Albert Einstein

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

Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.

Isaac Watts

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.

Doris Lessing

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

Lolly Daskal

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

Alfred Adler

A king who trusts no man is weak.

Patricia Briggs

They that trust in the Lord shall never be confounded!

George Muller

Virgil quote
“Trust one who has gone through it.” – Virgil

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