Quotes of the Day for 15 May 2009 – Trust
George is going through a crisis of trust. He has a job, a fairly secure one, but he doesn't like it much and the future holds no hope for change. He has a job offer, but it requires that he move, and the company and industry are young; it's not a lot better job than the one he has now, but the potential is great. He doesn't know whether to trust his fears or his hopes. Should he trust the friends that say "Go for it!" or the family that says "Play it safe!"? He's so conflicted that he asked me to arrange for some helpful quotes. Sorry, George, I'm not a career counselor. But as expected, I do have some quotes that suggest where to place Trust.
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.
- Corrie Ten Boom, 1892 - 1987
Trust also your own judgment, for it is your most reliable counselor. A man's mind has sometimes a way of telling him more than seven watchmen posted on a high tower.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
- Euripides, 484 - 406 BC
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832
As I watched the seagulls, I thought, That's the road to take; find the absolute rhythm and follow it with absolute trust.
- Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883 - 1957
Never trust anybody who says trust me. Except just this once, of course.
- John Varley
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