51 Quotes To Help You Trust No One But Yourself

We all have our moments of doubt and fear. But when it comes to trusting others, it can be difficult to know who to believe. Whether it’s in our personal relationships or in the workplace, trusting someone can be a risky decision. That’s why it’s important to take caution and be careful who you trust.

Trust is the most basic yet complex element of our lives. Trusting others is very important in our lives, but it can be difficult when we have had bad experiences in the past. We need to trust our friends, co-workers, family, and partners, even if it is hard.

Have you ever questioned why you choose to trust someone? It is almost impossible to confidently trust someone without having the fear of being betrayed.

People who trust too easily are quickly betrayed, although a remarkable number of people don't learn the lesson.

Those who do not trust enough often struggle to form close, meaningful connections or make any kind of leap of faith that could lead to potential risks.

Why Trusting is Hard?

When people say "I don't trust anymore", this comes from bitter experiences that they have had in life. This is primarily because:

  • Nature of Human beings: We are called mental chameleons because our fallibility and imperfections can never be erased.
  • Changing character and temperament: The people you are trusting are bound to change with time.
  • The unpredictable behavior of people: Whomsoever you trust may disappear at any given point in time. This hurts our feelings and the efforts you have invested in the person go into the bin.
  • Betrayal: Just like trust, people do betray.

"You would do well if you love all, do no wrong, and trust no one."


Best Quotes About Not Trusting Anyone

These are some of the best quotes ever said on the topic. They perfectly capture the true essence of trust and how it feels when it's broken.

  • "Trust is like a vase... once it's broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be the same again." — Unknown
  • "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz
  • "Trust takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair." — Unknown
  • "Trust is a delicate thing; once broken, it can be nearly impossible to repair." — Unknown
  • "Trust is earned, not given." — Unknown
  • "The only way to make a relationship work is to not trust too much and not love too little." — Unknown
  • "The bonds of trust can only be built when both parties are willing to make an effort." — Unknown
  • "Be wary of trusting too quickly; it is easy to be deceived." — Unknown
  • "Trust is like glass, once it is broken, it can never be fully repaired." — Unknown
  • "Trust is like a paper; once it's crumpled, it can't be perfect again." — Unknown

Who Should You Trust?

If there is anyone you need to trust, it's only yourself. You are the only one who knows what is best for you, not your siblings, your mom, your boss, or your life partner.

Remind yourself often that the universe has your back, stay grounded, and confident, and follow your instincts.

Trust in yourself and the guidance of your soul; you have done tremendous things that your scared, limited, and conditioned mind could not have imagined. Keep pushing forward and embracing the miracles and grace that come with it.

"If you want to succeed, trust yourself first."


"You must never lie to yourself, or you are left with no one to trust."

Dean Koontz

"Never think that someone else knows what's best for you. Trust your way and don't ask for so much advice. Learn how to be quiet and still enough to hear your own voice. It's up to you: Your voice will either be silenced or will get to roar."

Maria Shriver

"Putting back your trust on someone who already broke it is like placing your hand in the lion’s mouth and expecting it not to bite you."


"Discover yourself, what you want, and trust it."


"Do not trust others to do the job that should have been yours."


"Take courage. You do not yet see your own abilities because you have never been tested. You have never demonstrated to yourself or anyone all that you can do. Put your fears aside and trust that you can succeed in the challenges that lie ahead."

King Hercalon IV- 

Why Is It So Difficult to Trust Someone?

It's hard to trust someone because trust has to be earned.

It takes time to build a trusting relationship and it can be easy to break that trust if someone does something to violate the trust.

Trust also requires vulnerability, which can be a difficult thing to open up to and maintain.

Trust is a complex part of life that binds us together, even if we don't always want it to. That's why many people in relationships or businesses do trust-building activities, such as catching a falling colleague, as a way of demonstrating trust even in situations when they are not being monitored by their peers.

We sometimes look for transparency when seeking trust. If everything is out in the open, we can be confident that we will not be deceived. But this can also work against trust: to demand that nothing is hidden from you shows how little you trust the other person.

"Anyone who says ‘I am not supposed to tell anyone but’ should not be trusted."


"What kind of love is always changing, you can never plant your feet on it. Trust me there will be others. But those kinds of affairs-you can't ever count on them like blood."

Anna Godberson

"If no one knew them well enough to trust them, then no one was going to speak with them, then they would never get the information that would have warned them to be cautious."

T. K. Naliaka

"Do not rely on anybody’s words too tightly; never subject yourself too much to any authority. You never know if their words mean anything."


"You can never trust anyone once you've had to trap them in a cage."

Matthew J. Kirby

"Remember the persons who are fond of telling you other’s secrets. They would readily spread yours if you give them the chance."


"Trust nobody and nothing from the press. They are set up to tell lies whenever it benefits them."


"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

"Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody."

John Churton Collins

Trust Is Not Transparent That's Why It Called Trust

If you trust your life partner or business partner, you don't need to put a tracking application on their phone or read their messages.

Trust is genuine when we don't feel the need to justify our actions to someone we trust, as we are confident that they have faith in us.

Finding someone to trust can be difficult. Exercise caution when deciding who to trust, but once you make the decision, have faith in them; anything else is not true trust.

If you're trying to decide whether or not someone is trustworthy, here are some characteristics that may help you in your decision-making process; however, just because someone possesses these traits does not guarantee that they are trustworthy.

"Never trust words; just action."


"Trust no one while liking everybody."


"There are people who are only with you because they can benefit from you, so don’t blindly trust everyone you know."


"Open yourself to the sight, and it will show you what you need to know. But never attempt to bend it to your will. Never pry into a particular life that has been brought to your care. That is to break trust."

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

"Never trust the translation or interpretation of something without first trusting its interpreter."

Suzy Kassem

"Trusting too much, loving too much, and hoping for too much can just hurt you so much."


"People always ask me why I don’t open up to anyone anymore. The truth is, once you start to like someone, they either move, die or betray you."


"You have to believe in yourself and only trust your own vision and instincts. If I'd listened to what other people thought about my work in the first 10 years that I was a writer, I never would have made it to begin with."

Philipp Meyer

Trust is Inherently Risky

Trust is inherently risky; hence, it is sometimes inevitably misplaced. If you've never been let down then either you are very lucky, a brilliant judge of character or haven't trusted much in your life. 

And if you haven't trusted, you haven't really loved, at least not fully!

You might have faced some uncomfortable situations which might have pinned you down.

You might not fully understand what led you to trust somebody, but learning from such terrible incidences will lead to some incredible lessons in the near future.

"Every day is just like April Fool’s day. You should not believe and trust in anyone."


"The most fragile thing one can earn is trust, and once it is lost, it would be impossible to recover it again."


"When someone readily tells you another person’s secret, make sure that you won’t tell them yours because they might do the same to you."


"Whenever I trust somebody, they eventually show why I should not have."


"Man ought never to trust another man's evaluation of a third man's disposition. For human temperament was a volatile compound of perception and circumstance."

Eleanor Catton

"He loved her as he had never loved another, and he trusted her as he had allowed himself to trust no one else. But by the nature of the world, those who loved and trusted were uniquely vulnerable."

Dean Koontz

"Never trust a man who lays his hand on his heart when he assures you of anything."

Georg C. Lichtenberg

"Never trust or take advice from someone who abandoned their childhood dream."

Chris Wheels

Should People Trust Me? Am I Trustworthy?

We always ask who we should trust, but we don't always consider if we ourselves are trustworthy and deserve others' trust.

Confucius (Chinese Philosopher) is often cited for saying that trust is one of the three things a ruler needs, along with weapons and food.

At this moment, you may be exhausted from second-guessing whether you made the right decision to trust someone. Remember that you are wise and have a strong sense of perception. Trust yourself, but don't be naive. You are capable of making sound judgments, so believe in your own judgment and make the right call.

"All you have in life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name, then you'll never be happy. The thought will always lurk at the back of your mind that people don't trust you."

Richard Branson

"Trust is like a valuable antique, once gone, it can never be replaced."

Mouloud Benzadi

"You may laugh with a lot of people, but do not trust any of them."


"Do yourself a favor and forgive anyone that has anything against you. Do it as an act of faith and trust God to change and heal your emotions. Pray for your enemies and never say another unkind thing about them. It is the only way you can move past the pain and begin to heal."

Joyce Meyer

" Some people are so much afraid of being deceived, that they never venture to trust; like misers, their avarice destroys their gain."

Norm MacDonald

"We would not always know who to trust. Better be safe than trust someone who does not deserve it."


"He who never puts his trust in any man will never be deceived."

Leonardo Da Vinci

"There is no way that the Bee Gees are always happy, so I do not trust them."


Trust Betrayed Quotes

When our trust is broken, it can feel like a heavy blow to our self-confidence and security. We may be angry, hurt, and feel betrayed, making it difficult to trust others again.

The only way to heal is to learn to trust ourselves and to invest in activities that are meaningful and fulfilling.

It’s important to be kind to ourselves during this process, as it can be challenging to move on from a broken relationship. Our wounds can serve as reminders that we should not expect too much from other people.

"We have to accept the depth of our hurt, as 'grief and mourning are legitimate, and indeed required, when one loses something of such great value."

Martha Nussbaum

"A free lesson on growing up: never trust anyone."


"Never trust a person that has let you down more than two times. Once was a warning, twice was a lesson and anything more than that is simply taking advantage."


"Always prepare for the worst; Never trust people."


"I never trust anyone who's more excited about success than about doing the thing they want to be successful at."


"I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust. So I will pray that you will trust God."

Mother Teresa

Closing Thoughts

When you are trusting someone, be sure to use your best judgment. Be sure to look for signs of trustworthiness and trustworthiness that are important to you.

Ask questions to know them better, and don't be afraid to take your time when making decisions.

If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.

Remember that trust is earned, not given.

Take the time to do your research and be cautious when trusting someone.

We hope this post was helpful and you found the quotes you were looking to express how you feel about trusting others.