“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 differ.
~ Moliere

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”?