Trust

09/09/2011 Comments Off on Trust

Trust defined: 1. a person on whom or thing on which one relies good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability 2. position of obligation:the position of somebody who is expected by others to behave responsibly or honorably breached the public trust 3. hope for future: hopeful reliance on what will happen in the future 4. care: responsibility for taking good care of somebody or something We put our children in the trust of a good daycare center. [12th century. < Old Norse traust“confidence,” treysta “to trust”]

Hinduism One should never put trust on him who should not be trusted, nor put too much trust on him who should be trusted, for the danger that arises from one’s having reposed trust on another cuts off one’s very roots. (Mahabharata Udyog Parva)

Christianity Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. (Luke 16:10, New International Version)

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