Broken Trust Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old broken trust quotes, broken trust sayings, and broken trust proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Albert Einstein

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.     

Samuel Johnson

The trust has broken down. It will take some time to change attitudes and attitudes are going to be needed to develop trust     

Jim Leach

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

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

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

Don't trust the person who has broken faith once.     

William Shakespeare

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

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.     

William Blake

It was a mistake," you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.     

David Levithan

For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.     

Suzanne Collins

To forgive someone who hurt you is easy but to trust them again is next to impossible.     

Anurag Prakash Ray

Sometimes trusting a friend is the hardest thing to do, even the closest friends can become enemies.     

James Merrow

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

The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.     

Thomas J. Watson

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.     

Henry L. Stimson

Not everyone can be trusted. I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust.     

Shelley Long

When trust is broken, it does not need to be the end of a relationship. Much can be learned from staying in a relationship and learning from the conflict situation.     

Dr. Margaret Paul

It breaks my heart to know I will never be able to trust you again. I've learned so many lies and each time it takes a piece of me that you will never get back again.     

Karen Kostyla

Broken people lead to broken hearts. That's why it's so important to heal from one relationship before starting another.     

Mandy Hale

Trust, once you get it. It's priceless. But once you lose it, you are useless.     


Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people. But it takes time and patience.     

Stephen R. Covey

Love all, trust few.     

William Shakespeare

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.     

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Trust is like a vase. Once it is broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be the same again.     


I believe everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.     

Marilyn Monroe

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.     

Frank Crane

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.     


Trust is like a paper. Once it's crumpled, it can't be perfect again.