Proverbs on Trust

Music: Fugue in B Minor for Organ.
By J. S. Bach. Sequenced by Jim Michmerhuizen.

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1. Trust is a decision.

2. The bestowal of trust is a gift; its maintenance, a reward.

3. Trust engenders trust; distrust engenders distrust.

4. It is far better to trust and be disappointed in a person than to distrust and be disappointed in life.

5. Trust differs from blindness as love differs from obsession.

6. The proper limit of trust is prudence, not fear.

7. Trust permits risk, which permits change, which permits growth.

8. Trust in the future is called hope.

9. Hope, like all forms of trust, is based on a combination of desire, experience, and will.

10. Without hope, life is not possible.

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