Trust Issues

Sunday, July 23, 2017 – Trust Issues

I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me. ~ Donald J. Trump

Trust me, I’m like a smart person. ~ Donald J. Trump

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. ~ Thomas Jefferson

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. ~ Robert E. Lee

Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don’t, or they wouldn’t have to say they did. ~ Harvey Fierstein

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

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. ~ Abraham Lincoln, speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved – commitment to a scenario. ~ Jean Baudrillard

The credibility of the teller is the ultimate test of the truth of a proposition. ~ Neil Postman

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. ~ Edward R. Murrow

For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap. ~ Richard Cobden

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

I want to leave behind me the name of a fellow who never bullied a little boy, or turned his back on a big one. ~ Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown’s Schooldays

I trust no one, not even myself. ~ Joseph Stalin

It’s good to trust others but not to do so is much better. ~ Benito Mussolini

Well, I sort of don’t trust anybody who doesn’t like Led Zeppelin. ~ Jack White

Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes. ~ Cicero

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

The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people. ~ Paulo Freire

In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms. ~ H. L. Mencken

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

Tricks you need to transform something which appears fantastic, unbelievable, into something plausible, credible, those I learned from journalism. The key is to tell it straight. It is done by reporters and by country folk. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

People crave trustworthy information about the world we live in. Some people want it because it is essential to the way they make a living. Some want it because they regard being well-informed as a condition of good citizenship. Some want it because they want something to exchange over dinner tables and water coolers. ~ Bill Keller

The accumulation of birthdays is the leading cause of death in the United States and other large land masses. Now while that may not be 100% accurate, it is at least 88% accurate. Actually, the last sentence itself might not have been 100% accurate, but I’m 88% sure it was. Maybe I should just brush up on fractions and percentages before making statements that are liable to hurt the funeral industry, because if birthdays aren’t killing people then it’s bad for the mortality business. And if you can’t trust somebody to die, then you can’t trust somebody. But I’m somebody you can trust. I’m at least 88% trustworthy, at least 88% of the time. ~ Jarod Kintz

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. ~ J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect. ~ Stephen Leacock

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

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

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

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. ~ Tennessee Williams

Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world – it is thin. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man’s pleasure when they come a cropper. ~ E. M. Forster

Honest unaffected distrust of human abilities under all circumstances is the surest sign of strength of mind. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Among today’s adept practitioners, the lie has long since lost its honest function of misrepresenting reality. Nobody believes anybody, everyone is in the know. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion. The lie, once a liberal means of communication, has today become one of the techniques of insolence enabling each individual to spread around him the glacial atmosphere in whose shelter he can thrive. ~ Theodor W. Adorno

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. ~ Samuel Johnson

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. ~ Isaac Asimov