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83 Quotes to Address Your Trust Issues

Dayna Remus
Jul 26, 2022
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Trust is an integral part of life. A firm belief in another person allows us to rest easy and because it is so important, it is very easily broken. If your trust has been broken lately, here are 83 quotes to address those pesky trust issues.

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If you have ever had your trust broken, you probably know how it feels to have difficulty believing what people say, even when they're being sincere. Trust issues can make it difficult for you to have long-lasting and healthy relationships.

But the good news is trust can be rebuilt after it has been broken. Your trust issues don't have to be a permanent feature of your personality or relationships.

If you're wondering what the value of trust is or how to rebuild it after a betrayal, these 83 quotes are perfect for you.

J.M. Barrie’s quote: “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” | Image: AmoDays

J.M. Barrie’s quote: “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” | Image: AmoDays

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QUOTES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUST

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

“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 the same again.” — Walter Anderson

“Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.” — Sophocles

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie

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Anton Chekhov’s quote: “You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” | Image: AmoDays

Anton Chekhov’s quote: “You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” | Image: AmoDays

“Without trust, there can be no genuine peace. Neither in politics nor the quiet individuality of the heart and spirit.” — Timothy Zahn

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“I believe the greatest compliment in the world is trust." — Jennifer McAlister

"Trust is a very delicate area and needs to be built over time. Any one act can destroy faith which takes years to build." — Dr. Rachel Venturini

“To earn trust, one must be vulnerable. It is the only path to real intimacy.” — Ellen Miley Perry

“Trusting your intuition often saves us from disaster.” — Anne Wilson Schae

Stephen Covey’s quote: “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” | Image: AmoDays

Stephen Covey’s quote: “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” | Image: AmoDays

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

“If we truly trust no one, we cannot survive.” — Megan Whalen Turner

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

“We're paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple.” ― Harper Lee

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

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Megan Whalen Turner’s quote: “If we truly trust no one, we cannot survive.” | Image: AmoDays

Megan Whalen Turner’s quote: “If we truly trust no one, we cannot survive.” | Image: AmoDays

“Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust.” — Albert Einstein

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“You have to trust or you're only living half a life.” — J.D. Robb

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

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

“We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.” ― David Levithan

J.D. Robb’s quote: “You have to trust or you're only living half a life.” | Image: AmoDays

J.D. Robb’s quote: “You have to trust or you're only living half a life.” | Image: AmoDays

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“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” — Thomas Paine

“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 a balm to our souls.” — Julie Lessman

“He who wants to build peace starts by building trust. Without trust, peace is impossible.” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana

QUOTES ON HOW TO BUILD TRUST

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

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“Effective two-way communication is responsible for building the trust in a company and keeping the employees happy.” — Pooja Agnihotri

Isaac Watts’ quote: “Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.” | Image: AmoDays

Isaac Watts’ quote: “Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.” | Image: AmoDays

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“In healthy development, trust evolves. How do we decide whether to trust? We share a feeling with someone and watch their reaction; if the response feels safe, if it is caring, noncritical, non-abusive, the first step of trust has developed. For trust to grow, this positive response must become part of a relatively reliable pattern… Trust develops with consistency over time.” — E. Sue Blume

“Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.” — Roy T. Bennett

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

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

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“Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.” — Rick Warren

Roy T. Bennett’s quote: “Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.” | Image: AmoDays

Roy T. Bennett’s quote: “Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.” — Isaac Watts

“Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.” — Paolo Coelho

“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

“Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

“The easiest way to gain someone's trust is to deserve it. This should be pretty easy, assuming you're just being you and being real. Minimal effort too.” — Ashley Lorenzana

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Glen Williams’ quote: “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.” | Image:  AmoDays

Glen Williams’ quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

“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

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“A man trusts another man when he sees enough of himself in him.” — Gregory David Roberts

“Consistently delivering on your promise value reinforces trust.” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive

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

 Roy T. Bennett’s quote: “Keep your promises and be consistent. Be the kind of person others can trust.” | Image: AmoDays

Roy T. Bennett’s quote: “Keep your promises and be consistent. Be the kind of person others can trust.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Most of us consider trust to be built slowly, with verification, and in degrees. ...trust is created by a combination of things and, while the end result is almost magical, the process cannot be rushed.” Mac Richard

"Forgiveness is instant and unearned, but trust must be earned." ― Rick Warren

QUOTES ON THE COURAGE TO TRUST

“Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.” ― Alysha Speer

“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

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“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” — Paolo Coelho

Maya Angelou’s quote: “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” | Image: AmoDays

Maya Angelou’s quote: “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” | Image: AmoDays

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

“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. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust, I live.” ― Herman Hesse, Bäume

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. 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. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. 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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“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” — Maya Angelou

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

Richard Rohr’s quote: “Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river.” | Image: AmoDays

Richard Rohr’s quote: “Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river.” | Image: AmoDays

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“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead, you relax, and float.” ― Alan Watts

“Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn. Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.” ― Neil Gaiman

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

“You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too--even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.” ― Mitch Albom

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QUOTES ON PRACTICING DISCERNMENT

“Trust is not the same as faith. A friend is someone you trust. Putting faith in anyone is a mistake.” — Christopher Hitchen

Maya Angelou’s quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

Maya Angelou’s quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

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

“Trust, but verify.” — Ronald Reagan

“Men trust their ears less than their eyes.” — Herodotus

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

“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

Marcus Tullius Cicero’s quote: “The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.” | Image: AmoDays

Marcus Tullius Cicero’s quote: “The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Trust is very hard if you don’t know what you’re trusting.” — Marianne Williamson

“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

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

“Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.” ― Doris Lessing

"Positive people also tend to know who to trust and who their friends should be." ― Jennifer N. Smith

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Eric Sevareid’s quote: “Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.” | Image: AmoDays

Eric Sevareid’s quote: “Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.” | Image: AmoDays

“Never trust someone that claims they care nothing of what society thinks of them. Instead of conquering obstacles, they simply pretend they don't exist.” ― Tiffany Madison

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“I do listen fairly well, though, a talent people often mistake for trustworthiness.” ― Adam Langer

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

“Test a man with pennies; if he passes then put him over your business.” ― Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

“People will reveal who they are if you just pay attention.” ― Germany Kent

Maria V. Snyder’s quote: “Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.” | Image: AmoDays

Maria V. Snyder’s quote: “Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Be leary when someone is trying to insist that you can trust them." ― Terraine Francois

QUOTES ON HOW TO TRUST YOURSELF

“Trust yourself. Don't be scared of trying something new if you feel a deep impulse.” — Helena Angel

“Without self-trust, we can never become wise because we will continue to look outside ourselves for the answer.” ― M.J. Ryan

“At times, you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” ― Alan Alda

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“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” — Oprah Winfrey

M. J. Ryan’s quote: “Without self-trust, we can never become wise because we will continue to look outside ourselves for the answer.” | Image: AmoDays

M. J. Ryan’s quote: “Without self-trust, we can never become wise because we will continue to look outside ourselves for the answer.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Listen to your inner voice. Trust your intuition. It’s important to have the courage to trust yourself.” — Dawn Ostroff

“A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.” — Marilyn Monroe

“The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” — Gisele Bundchen

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ― Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skills.” ― Sylvia Clare

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Helena Angel’s quote: “Trust yourself. Don't be scared of trying something new if you feel a deep impulse.” | Image: AmoDays

Helena Angel’s quote: “Trust yourself. Don't be scared of trying something new if you feel a deep impulse.” | Image: AmoDays

“Trust your intuition. It is the best friend you will ever have.” ― Judith Orloff

“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” ― Dr. Benjamin Spock

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“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ― Dean Koontz

Alan Alda’s quote: “At times, you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.” | Image: AmoDays

Alan Alda’s quote: “At times, you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.” | Image: AmoDays

Once trust has been broken, it's challenging to open up again. But, by realizing the importance of trust, using practical tools to build it up, and finding the courage to put faith in others, you can slowly find your way back to deeper connections.

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Of course, to build a healthy sense of trust, you still need a level of discernment -- a route to protect you from those who may harm you combined with the ability to recognize those who are trustworthy.

One of the best ways to do this is to learn to trust yourself first. Then you can tap into the power of your intuition. When you trust that gut feeling, it is hard to go wrong.

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