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We all need basic human values rooted in trust and affection.

We all need basic human values rooted in trust and affection. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote starts by stating that we all have needs. The basic needs are for human values. These values are rooted or based in trust an affection. Unless you are doing far better than most of us, […]

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Now we’re so interdependent, we need to build trust and confidence. On a national or personal level self-centeredness is a source of trouble.

Now we’re so interdependent, we need to build trust and confidence. On a national or personal level self-centeredness is a source of trouble. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Are you an island onto yourself? Do you need no one, and interact with no one? Very few people are that independent that they stand truly […]

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Among human beings trust comes about, not from expressions of wealth or fame, but from our showing affection.

Among human beings trust comes about, not from expressions of wealth or fame, but from our showing affection. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is about trust, and how we go about earning it. Animals may have a different method, but for we humans, it is pretty straight forward. The quote lists a few […]

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If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.

If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I see this quote as being about trust, how you get it, and what having it means when dealing with other people. The quote presupposes relatively normal […]

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A real sense of concern for others breeds trust, which in turn leads to friendship and a sense of security.

A real sense of concern for others breeds trust, which in turn leads to friendship and a sense of security. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is another interesting sequence of emotional states. The quote says that when you show others a sense of concern, you will instill them with feelings of trust towards you. […]

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What does that mean? Trust yourself? That is the crux of this quote. Of course we trust ourselves, don’t we? Or do we? How many of us have, at one point in time or another, chosen to imitate […]

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A government which does not trust its citizens to be armed is not itself to be trusted.

A government which does not trust its citizens to be armed is not itself to be trusted. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This appears to be another non-quote, as I cannot source it from any of the more reputable quote warehouses. However, it is an interesting point, and I think it is worthy of […]

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare What does that mean? This line is from the Bard’s play “All’s Well That Ends Well“, Act 1 Scene 1, where the line is spoken by the mother to the son. This quote is truly worthy life advice for one who is being sent […]

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We often talk about moral values, justice and trust, but the important thing is to put them into effect in our everyday lives.

We often talk about moral values, justice and trust, but the important thing is to put them into effect in our everyday lives. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote, to me, is another of the ‘actions speak louder than words’ kind. It mentions that many people talk about values like justice and trust. That […]

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Genuine friendship can only be based on trust and affection, which can only arise when there is a mutual sense of concern and respect.

Genuine friendship can only be based on trust and affection, which can only arise when there is a mutual sense of concern and respect. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Can you call someone “my friend” if you don’t trust them? Do you really want to call someone “my friend” if you don’t have some […]

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The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is

The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. – Winston Churchill What does that mean? This quote says that the truth is a stubborn thing. It says that people won’t always appreciate the truth. It says that some will attack it with malice in […]

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