85 Best Trust Quotes To Develop Deep Bonds In Life

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Any bond we form in this life, whether it is a friendship, a family relationship, a business, or an intimate partnership, is founded on trust.

You will forever be alone and utterly unhappy when you don’t trust in anything. However, when you trust in yourself, something, or someone, you can accomplish a great deal. Without it, you will end up with nothing. Please keep this in mind.

Trust can be built and maintained over time through a series of small but consistent actions. It cannot be forced because trust is a personality trait, not a technique, trick, or tool.

We are trusted because of who we are, not because of how we look or communicate.

In that spirit, here is a list of 85 best trust quotes to help you trust more easily in your everyday life.

Allow the wisdom of these quotes to show you the value of trusting yourself and others. To encourage you that trust is a necessary trait for developing the deepest and most meaningful bonds that will help you succeed and be happy in life.

85 Trust quotes

Deep and meaningful trust quotes

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

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

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

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

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

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. – Peter Drucker

Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of. – Bob Vanourek

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

If you don’t have trust inside your company, then you can’t transfer it to your customers. – Roger Staubach

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

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

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

When people honor each other, there is a trust established that leads to synergy, interdependence, and deep respect. Both parties make decisions and choices based on what is right, what is best, what is valued most highly. – Blaine Lee

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

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

The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God’s plan seems like it doesn’t make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us. – Allyson Felix

When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective. – Stephen R. Covey

Trust is built with consistency. – Lincoln Chafee

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

– Graham Greene

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

– Isaac Watts

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Walter Anderson

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

– Roy T. Bennett

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

– Stephen King

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

– Roy T. Bennett

Trust opens up new and unimagined possibilities.

– Robert C. Solomon

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

– Albert Einstein

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

– George Eliot

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

Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.

– Unknown

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

– Alfred Adler

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.

– Henry L. Stimson

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

– Democritus

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

– Frank Crane

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.

– Eric Hoffer

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

– Arthur Ashe

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

– Euripides

Trust not too much to appearances.

– Virgil

In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.

– Hillary Clinton

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

– Harold MacMillan

Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey… Doesn’t try it on.

– Billy Connolly
(Note: I had to include this quote to get a laugh, or at least a smile from you, c’mon now, it’s funny right?)

Trust yourself quotes

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

David Gemmell

Trust yourself, you will start to trust others.

– Santosh Kalwar

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

– James Baldwin

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

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

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

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

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

– Frank Crane

In self-trust all the virtues are comprehended.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.

– Anne Wilson Schaef

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

– William Penn

When I get logical, and I don’t trust my instincts – that’s when I get in trouble.

– Angelina Jolie

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.

– James Broughton

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.

– Billy Wilder

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

– Natalie Goldberg

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

– Claudia Black

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.

– Grantland Rice

We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we’re going. And get the job done.

– Wilma Mankiller

I’ve only ever trusted my gut on everything. I don’t trust my head, I don’t trust my heart, I trust my gut.

– Bryan Adams

Trust quotes for relationships

The glue that holds all relationships together–including the relationship between the leader and the led–is trust, and trust is based on integrity.

– Brian Tracy

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

– George MacDonald

When mistrust comes in, loves goes out.

– Irish proverb

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

– Maya Angelou

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

– Christopher Hitchens

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

Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.

– William P. Young

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

– Confucius

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

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

– Julianne Moore

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

– William Shakespeare

Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.

– Eminem

Trust is the first step to love.

– Munshi Premchand

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

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.

– Barbara Smith

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.

– Charles Kingsley

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

– Doris Lessing

I think a good friend, to me, is all about trust and loyalty. You don’t ever want to second-guess whether you can tell your friend something.

– Lauren Conrad

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.

– Cher

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

– Ulysses S. Grant

What is trust in life?

Trust is putting your faith in something or someone but not in a religious manner. It is believing in yourself as well as other people’s abilities, sincerity, and good intentions.

It is also about letting others know the real you, the good, the bad, and the ugly you, being accepted for who you are without fear of being judged, scrutinized, or having your confidences thrown back at you in contempt, ridicule, or disapproval.

Trust is something that has to be there first before a bond is formed and developed further, whether it be intimate relations, friendships, work, or business relationships.

Importance of having trust

If you are to make it in this life, whether in your personal or professional pursuit, you need to learn to trust. In yourself and in others. Here are 7 other reasons why trust is essential:

  • You have a sense of safety and security. Trusting the people with whom you interact provides you with psychological safety, which is important in both personal and professional relationships. Trusting your coworkers, for example, allows you to contribute ideas, thoughts, or opinions without fear of jeopardizing your reputation or job. On the domestic front, an example can be the relationship between a parent and a child, where a child who trusts their parent is not afraid that something they do or say will cause their parent to stop loving them.
  • Trust allows you to open up. Again, because you have a sense of safety with the people you trust, you can express yourself, your feelings, ideas, or any random thought that comes to mind, no matter how ridiculous, without being judged. The trust you have in your family or other relationships promotes open communication and mutual respect. This brings us to…
  • Improved communication. When there is trust in any kind of relationship, you can rest assured that your communication is open and honest. You can tell your partner what you feel, your boss a suggestion or grievance, or your friend about an important event. They listen respectfully to what you say and you do the same to them. There is no need to walk on eggshells with your relationships when there is trust.
  • Quick decision-making. Because trust develops over time, you will rely on your trust in the person you are dealing with to have good intentions. In so doing, you have a faster time coming to a decision because it is based in part on past performance.
  • Encourages self-confidence. Trust in yourself and others boosts your self-confidence, allowing you to be more creative and take more risks, knowing that your output will be validated based on its merit. And if it does not meet anyone’s standards, you will not be mocked, but rather guided or encouraged to improve.
  • Increased productivity. You are more likely to go above and beyond what is expected of you if trust exists in your personal or professional environment. In the workplace, for example, if you devise a better way of doing things that will result in the streamlining of data processing or report preparations, you can discuss it with your superior for approval and implementation. At home, you can develop hacks, tips, and tricks to increase your productivity because your household trusts you and you know you are an authority in that particular area.
  • Improves relationships. Trust is the foundation of all healthy, happy relationships, romantic or otherwise. It’s much easier to be vulnerable when you believe someone respects and loves you. Vulnerability is what allows for genuine, close connection. The journey to a place of trust also fosters closeness. Others feel more at ease and safe with each experience that demonstrates a person’s trustworthiness.

How to build trust

Trust is a delicate concept that can never be imposed on anyone. Rather, it is something that is built over time. So, how do you foster trust? Based on the wisdom of the quotes in this article, trust is built as follows:

  • By having the courage to take risks.
  • Conversing with others in a genuine, honest, and open manner.
  • When you trust others in order to gain trust in return.
  • By being consistent in your actions, no matter how small.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of any information given to you, that is, not being a tattletale.
  • When you listen to your hunches, instincts, inner voice, gut, or whatever you want to call that subconscious part of you.
  • By trusting your judgment and allowing your ideas, no matter how ridiculous, to flourish.
  • When moral principles, beliefs, and philosophies are shared.
  • By allowing yourself to be vulnerable,
  • When kindness is received especially in times of need.


To conclude, trust is a delicate concept that can only be built and maintained over time through a series of small but consistent actions. It cannot be forced because trust is a personality trait, not a technique, trick, or tool.

And if you are to make it in this life, whether in your personal or professional pursuit, it is important that you learn how to trust. In yourself and in others.

Finally, the ways you can build trust, among others, is to take the courage and trust yourself and others, allowing yourself to be vulnerable around others, listening to your instinct or inner voice, and being generally open and honest in your intentions. Doing so will also encourage other people’s trust in you.

With this, please allow the wisdom of the quotes shared in this article to show you the value of trusting yourself and others. To encourage you that trust is a necessary trait for developing the deepest and most meaningful bonds that will help you succeed and be happy in life.

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