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To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

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It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.
The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
- George MacDonald

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving,
of life.
- George MacDonald

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

 

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion.
I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
- George MacDonald

How strange this fear of death is!
We are never frightened at a sunset.
- George MacDonald

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Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes.
- George MacDonald

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening,
the swelling, of the fresh life within,
that withers and bursts the husk.
- George MacDonald

Man finds it hard to get what he wants,
because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give,
because He would give the best, and man will not take it.
- George MacDonald

I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time
for disputing about His plans.
- George MacDonald

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
- George MacDonald

There are thousands willing to do great things for
one willing to do a small thing.
- George MacDonald

When we are out of sympathy with the young,
then I think our work in this world is over.
- George MacDonald

Attitudes are more important than facts.
- George MacDonald

The principle part of faith is patience.
- George MacDonald

A beast does not know that he is a beast,
and the nearer a man gets to being a beast,
the less he knows it.
- George MacDonald

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other.
- George MacDonald

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance,
the second, transmission.
- George MacDonald

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
- George MacDonald

Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty.
- George MacDonald

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

It matters little where a man may be at this moment;
the point is whether he is growing.
- George MacDonald

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow,
that weigh a man down.
- George MacDonald

We die daily.
Happy those who daily come to life as well.
- George MacDonald

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon,
is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
- George MacDonald

You can't live on amusement.
It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.
- George MacDonald

Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
- George MacDonald

The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to,
and the last duty done.
- George MacDonald

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions
in a temporary state of reservation,
the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease.
The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon,
but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
- George MacDonald

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

A person who trusts no one can't be trusted.
- Jerome Blattner

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.
- Michael Reagan

Every government degenerates when trusted
to the rulers of the people alone.
The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have no fear that the result of our experiment
will be that men may be trusted to
govern themselves without a master.
- Thomas Jefferson

A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted.
- Adrian Rogers

I never trusted good-looking boys.
- Frances McDormand

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

Whenever the people are well-informed,
they can be trusted with their own government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll
spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is
not to be trusted with the office.
- David Broder

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but
to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.
- Tupac Shakur

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action,
and we have trusted only to rhetoric.
If we are really to be a great nation,
we must not merely talk; we must act big.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Woody is so musical in his filmmaking.
I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely.
He won't let you hit a false note.
- Dianne Wiest

I let her alone and when she got that finished she left me alone.
We trusted each other.
- Virgil Thomson

Being taken for granted can be a compliment.
It means that you've become a comfortable,
trusted element in another person's life.
- Joyce Brothers

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant
and chased by the foolish.
- Timothy Zahn

He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted.
- Red Auerbach

My wife and I have always trusted each other,
and I have to thank her strength.
- Anthony Anderson

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

I never trusted anybody at all.
I don't know why it was so hard, I just didn't.
- Marianne Faithfull

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

Since I arrived at CNN, it has grown into one of the
largest and most trusted news organizations in the world.
- Jim Walton

To the extent that I considered the personal burden
of harming the people who had trusted me,
plus the Agency, or the United States,
I wasn't processing that.
- Aldrich Ames

That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted,
or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view,
any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
- Lysander Spooner

I put those people in place.
I trusted them.
I had no idea they would do anything like this.
- Bernie Ebbers

What is truth? Truth doesn't really exist.
Who is going to judge whether my experience of an incident
is more valid than yours? No one can be trusted to be the judge of that.
- Tracey Emin

I don't want to hear again from the attorney general
or anyone on this floor that this government has shown
it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care.
- Russ Feingold

One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate
to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity
and that we can be trusted with their money.
- Birch Bayh

I do not think that I am a person who cannot be trusted.
- Bela Kun

The people who knew me and knew my work and trusted me,
they knew then as they do now that I've never fabricated or plagiarized a story.
People who know me know I didn't do this.
- Jack Kelley

She was trusted and valued by her father,
loved and courted by all dogs, cats,
children,
and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.
- Anne Bronte

Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was
that he never trusted his own judgment.
I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment.
- Mike Tyson

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world,
that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
- Arthur Balfour

There is nobody I know by name who is concerned with
collecting information for the Russian authorities.
There are people whom I know by sight whom I trusted with my life.
- Klaus Fuchs

And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
- Elton John

I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated.
- Walter Cronkite


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