“People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do.” - Unknown
What is trustworthiness?
Worthy or deserving of trust and confidence; steadily dependable; reliable.
Worthy of confidence: Dependable
~ Merriam-Webster Online
Quotes about trustworthiness
The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way
to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way
to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
~ Henry L. Stimson
Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; Take honour from me, and my
life is done.
~ William Shakespeare (King Richard II)
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
~ George MacDonald
People are alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
~ David Armistead
Life is for one generation; a good name is forever.
~ Japanese proverb
Reflective Questions about Trustworthiness
- Would your friends describe you as trustworthy? Why?
- Who in your life do you trust?
- How would you respond if were asked to lie for a friend?
- What do you think this statement means, “there are no differences between our behavior and our conscience”?