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Top 80 Broken Trust And Trust Issues Quotes


Trust is a very powerful and profound emotion. It is faith in someone that gives you the belief that they will not harm, hurt, or betray you. It is the building block, whether in friendship, in marriage, or in any relationship, that will keep the foundations strong and unwavering.

It is a fact of life that one way or another, all of us will have our trust broken at some point in our lives. If you have been cheated on or made you lose your confidence in some people or situations, here are some inspiring quotes to help you gain your trust and possibly learn to get over the pain.

80 Encouraging Quotes for People Whose Trust Has Been Broken

    1. The finest souls are those who gulped pain and avoided making others taste it. —Nizariat
    2. Trust but verify. —Ronald Reagan
    3. Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. —Albert Einstein
    4. A single lie discovered is enough to create doubt in every truth expressed. —Unknown
    5. I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. —Friedrich Nietzsche
    6. Don’t trust the person who has broken faith once. —William Shakespeare
    7. Rebuilding trust when it’s been broken is not dependent only on the person who has broken it, or how many times they can prove they are honest. It depends on the person who has decided not to trust anymore. Though they may be totally justified in their decision not to trust, as long as they choose not to, the relationship has no hope of survival and should be ended. If or when they decide to trust again, there is hope reborn. —Doe Zantamata
    8. To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. —George MacDonald
    9. It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. —Samuel Johnson
    10. Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. —Unknown
    11. You will never understand the damage you did to someone until the same thing is done to you. That’s why I’m here. —Karma
    12. A person may break your heart and damage your pride, but never ever give them the power to break your spirit. —Unknown
    13. Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you. —Frank Ocean
    14. Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again. —Unknown
    15. I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived. —Margaret Mitchell
    16. Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother f*cker’s reflection. —Lady Gaga
    17. Sometimes, we need to be hurt in order to grow. We must lose in order to gain. Sometimes, some lessons are learned best through pain. Unknown
    18. Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to. Madalyn Beck
    19. Trust starts with truth and ends with truth. —Santosh Kalwar
    20. 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
    21. “It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you. —David Levithan
    22. Broken trust doesn’t have to mean the end of your story. It’s time to write the next chapter. —Unknown
    23. The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies. —Anonymous
    24. What’s broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again. —Unknown
    25. Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. —Aesop
    26. What do people gain from lying? Besides losing: your respect, your dignity, your reputation, and those who love you. I guess those few minutes of satisfaction, smiling behind your lies, are soon well worth a lifetime of a regretful guilty conscience. —Amir Riveroll
    27. Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of. —Bob Vanourek
    28. How powerful, to burn and still come out stronger. More beautiful. —Parth
    29. People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did to you. —Unknown
    30. The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. —Ernest Hemingway
    31. It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. —William Blake
    32. Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder. —Unknown
    33. I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit. —Shayne McClendon
    34. One of the worst feelings in the world is having to doubt someone you thought was unquestionable. Unknown
    35. If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others, then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself. —Nikita Gill
    36. Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time. —Arthur Ashe
    37. For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first. —Suzanne Collins
    38. After all, damn it, what does being in love mean if you can’t trust a person. —Evelyn Waugh
    39. Sorry is nothing, real apology comes when you can look in their eyes and see they hurt themselves just as much. —Unknown
    40. Pain changes people, it makes them trust less, overthink more, and shut people out. —Unknown
    41. Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable. —Anonymous
    42. Sometimes you don’t know who you can and cannot trust. I still learn that over and over again. —Demi Lovato
    43. To forgive someone who hurt you is easy but to trust them again is next to impossible. —Anurag Prakash Ray
    44. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. —Stephen R. Covey
    45. Keep your word once given! —L. Ron Hubbard
    46. Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do. —Benjamin Spock
    47. Sometimes trusting a friend is the hardest thing to do, even the closest friends can become enemies. —James Merrow
    48. There are two reasons why we don’t trust people. First – we don’t know them. Second – we know them. —Unknown
    49. The worst thing about being lied to is knowing you’re not worth the truth. —Unknown
    50. “Sorry” works when a mistake is made, but not when trust is broken. So in life, make mistakes but never break trust. Because forgiving is easy, but forgetting and trusting again is sometimes impossible. —Unknown
    51. Not everyone can be trusted. I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust. —Shelley Long
    52. When someone breaks your trust, don’t feel stupid for trusting them. You didn’t do anything wrong. They’re just an untrustworthy person. —Sonya Parker
    53. If you give your trust to a person who does not deserve it, you actually give him the power to destroy you. —Khaled Saad
    54. Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. —Unknown
    55. All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. —J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
    56. I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. —Maya Angelou
    57. Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become. —Johnny Weir
    58. A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. —Charles Spurgeon
    59. Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble. —Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    60. You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too–even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling. —Mitch Albom
    61. The best proof of love is trust. —Joyce Brothers
    62. Act like you trust people, but do not. —Unknown
    63. Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller and smaller after every mistake. —Unknown
    64. 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
    65. To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. —George MacDonald
    66. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. —Warren Buffett
    67. Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you. —Sherrilyn Kenyon
    68. I do not trust words. I even question actions. But I never doubt patterns. —Unknown
    69. The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. —Thomas J. Watson
    70. Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt. —Eric Sevareid
    71. He who does not trust enough will not be trusted. —Lao Tzu
    72. You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough. —Frank Crane
    73. You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible. —Anton Chekhov
    74. Never trust anyone, Daniel, especially the people you admire. Those are the ones who will make you suffer the worst blows. —Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    75. Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. —Rick Warren
    76. The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. —Stephen King
    77. 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
    78. A man trusts another man when he sees enough of himself in him. —Gregory David Roberts
    79. Trust, once you get it. It’s priceless. But once you lose it, you are useless. —Unknown
    80. Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody. —John Churton Collins

    Final Thoughts

    It may seem that trusting a person who broke your heart can be a difficult task, but letting go of the pain can make a big difference in our lives. If your trust has been broken, teach yourself to let go and move on. Then you can learn from that experience so you will somehow know when and who to trust next time.

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