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Treason is greatest where trust is greatest.
      - John Dryden

A little trust that when we die
  We reap our sowing, and so--Good-bye.
      - George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier,
        inscribed on his memorial tablet, Hampstead Churchyard

There is something so beautiful in trust that even the most hardened liar needs feel a certain respect for those who confide in him.
      - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I trust you as holy men trust God; you could do nought that was not pure and loving, though the deed might pierce me unto death.
      - George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

Dear, I trusted you
  As hold men trust God. You could no naught
    That was not pure and loving--though the deed
      Might pierce me unto death.
      - George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross),
        The Spanish Gypsy (bk. III)

Youth, health, and hope may fade, but there is left
  A soul that trusts in Heaven, though thus of all bereft.
      - Emma Catherine Embury

As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck, and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his road, so must we do with the divine animal who carries us through this world.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness, and courage, and the endeavor to realize our aspirations. Shall not the heart which has received so much trust the power by which it lives?
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not yet trust the unknown power of thoughts.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men, and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays--On Prudence

Commit yourself then to God! He will be your guide. He Himself will travel with you, as we are told He did with the Israelites, to bring them step by step across the desert to the promised land. Ah! what will be your blessedness, if you will but surrender yourself into the hands of God, permitting Him to do whatever He will, not according to your desires, but according to His own good pleasure?
      - Francois de Salignac Fenelon

There is none deceived but he that trusts.
      - Benjamin Franklin

I believe in God, and I trust myself in His hands.
      - James Abram Garfield

An undivided heart, which worships God alone, and trusts Him as it should, is raised above anxiety for earthly wants.
      - John Cunningham Geikie

You can't trust anybody with power.
      - Newt (Newton) Gingrich

"Eyes to the blind"
  Thou art, O God! Earth I no longer see,
    Yet trustfully my spirit looks to thee.
      - Emily Bradley Neal Haven (Emily Bradley) (used pseudonym Alice Neal),
        Blind (pt. II)

Women are safer in perilous situations and emergencies than men, and might be still more so if they trusted themselves more confidingly to the chivalry of manhood.
      - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Will cast the spear and leave the rest to Jove.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")

I too
  Will cast the spear and leave the rest to Jove.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Iliad
         (bk. XVII, l. 622),
        (Bryant's translation)

Women are more credulous than men.
      - Victor Hugo

Exercise your God-given power of trust. Look up! Salvation is provided, and nothing remains to be done. Take hold! Take hold! Do not wait!
      - Edmund Storer Janes

Public office is a public trust.
      - Daniel S. Lamont

The less you trust others, the less you will be deceived.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Women are proverbially credulous.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

Trust not him with your secrets, who, when left alone in the room, turns over your papers.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater),
        Aphorisms on Man

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