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“Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.”
“Confidence is defined by how much trust someone places in you.”
“Building trust takes long- years, sometimes decades. It takes a second, a word, or a misstep to lose it. Regaining trust takes even longer.”
“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”
-Stephen R. Covey
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
“When people honor each other, there is a trust established that leads to synergy, interdependence, and deep respect. Both parties make decisions and choices based on what is right, what is best, what is valued most highly.”
“The two highest levels of influence are achieved when 1) people follow you because of what you’ve done for them, and 2) people follow you because of who you are. In other words, the highest levels of influence are reached when generosity and trustworthiness surround your behavior.”
“The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it.”
“Forgiveness is the highest degree of a trust in a better man”
“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.”
“People who believe they have bad luck create bad luck. Those who believe they are very fortunate, that the world is a generous place filled with trustworthy people, live in exactly that kind of world.”
“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone. But paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”
“When someone trusts you, gift them your trustworthiness.”
“Truth is the greatest marketing campaign.”
”Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware.”
”Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.”
How can you use Quotes?
- Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
- Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
- Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
- Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
- Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
- Make it fun: You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.
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