109 Broken Trust Quotes to Help You Cope with It and Move On

When a trust is shattered then it might hurt harder than a physical damage.

And heal a lot slower. Perhaps not at all.

Yet that occurs to everyone of us in life sooner or later. Thus in today's article I'd like to offer timeless knowledge and the most beneficial broken trust quotes.

To maybe make things a little easier when it occurs to you and to help you in moving on and on in your life.

And if you want even more useful inspiration then check out this article with quotes about dealing liars and this one with lots more toxic family quotes.

Relatable Broken Trust Quotes

“I would prefer my enemy's sword penetrate my heart rather my friend's dagger strike me in the back.”

— Michele Bardsley

“That's the thing with trust. It's like shattered glass. You can put everything back together, but the fissures are always visible–like wounds that never entirely heal.”

— Hope Collier

“Trust is a curious thing; it takes such a long time to create, but it's shattered in a second.”

— Sandie Jones

“Trust is like that. You can shatter it for a good cause. Yet it still stays broken.”

— Harlan Coben

“Sometimes trusting a buddy is the toughest thing to do, even the closest friends may become enemies.”

— James Merrow

“Trust may be damaged in only a few seconds, but it takes years to heal.”

— Rei Anthony Albon

“It was a mistake,” you said. But the awful thing was, it seemed like the fault was mine, for trusting you.”

— David Levithan

“I had trusted him. I had even trusted him after he deceived me. I was too open for my own good. I still gave that guy my heart even after he ruined it.”

— Jacquelin Simon Gunn

“You need a lot of things in any business, but one of the important ones is trust. When you lose trust and you feel betrayed, and it's not a question of judgment.”

— Arthur Blank

“If you have three individuals in your life who you can trust, you may consider yourself the luckiest person in the entire world.”

- Selena Gomez

“Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is proved. Betrayal of any one of them is to lose all three.”

— Ziad K. Abdelnour

“The difficulty with trust is that once it is shattered, then all activities performed by the culprit fall within the scope of suspicion.”

— Ravi Subramanian

“To me, the thing that is worse than death is treachery. You see, I could envision death, but I could not comprehend betrayal.”

— Malcolm X

“Mean people don't bother me. Nasty individuals who masquerade themselves as decent people upset me a lot.”

— Cindy Cummings Johnson

“Trust is like a mirror, you can restore it if it's shattered, but you can still see the fracture in that reflection.”

— Lady Gaga

“Trust, once gone, could not be readily recovered. Not in a year, possibly not even in a lifetime.”

- J.E.B. Spredemann

“We all have defining moments. It is at these times that we discover our actual personalities. We become heroes or cowards; truth tellers or liars; we progress ahead or we go backward.”

— Robert Kiyosaki

“There’s ways you can trust an enemy you can’t always trust a friend. An enemy’s never going to violate your trust.”

— Daniel Abraham

“Whoever is careless with the truth in minor issues cannot be trusted with significant ones.”

- Albert Einstein

Beneficial Broken Trust Quotes

“Every time your heart is crushed, a gateway opens up to a world full of fresh beginnings, new opportunities.”

— Patti Roberts

“You may be fooled if you trust too much, but you will live in misery if you don't trust enough.”

— Frank Crane

“Everyone endures at least one awful betrayal in their lives . It's what unifies us. The challenge is not to let that undermine your faith in people when that occurs. Don't let them steal it from you.”

— Sherrilyn Kenyon

“If you spend your time wishing someone would suffer the repercussions for what they did to your heart, then you're enabling them to injure you a second time in your mind.”

— Shannon L. Alder

“I think if you want to be trusted, you have to trust first. If you do that, you will be betrayed occasionally. Yet the benefit of engendering trust is higher than the cost of being violated sometimes.”

— Mark Leslie

“Have the guts to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

— Maya Angelou

“Broken trust challenges us, first, to confront a painful truth we may have chosen to avoid, then, to make some tough decisions.”

— Dr. Jane Greer

“Don't ever breach someone's trust. Once you do, then nobody wants to do business with you.”

— Robert Budi Hartono

“The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their ambitions and aspirations. The weak-minded become haters.”

— Steve Maraboli

“It takes two individuals to make a lie work: the one who says it, and the one who believes it.”

— Jodi Picoult

“Even a seemingly wonderful relationship may be wrecked with simple trust difficulties if not worked out early.”

— Samuel Zulu

“Breaking someone's trust is like crumpling up a flawless piece of paper. You may smooth things over but it's never going to be the same again.”

– Unknown

“A genuine friend is one who walks in while the rest of the world walks out.”

— Walter Winchell

“Trust is the little thread that ties your brand together; when trust is pulled or interfered with, you will have a damaged brand; your company will fall.”

— Bernard Kelvin Clive

“When your trust in someone is shattered, you will surely experience shock, denial, wrath, and grief, sensations that are, in many respects, identical to the mourning process after a death.”

— Dr. Jane Greer

“When a torrent of tears and a weight of anguish keep on pouring from a mountain of shattered trust, sentiments may ceaselessly besiege the citadel of our body. Only a timely adjustment using our mental compass can shore up confidence, resilience; and reliance.”

— Erik Pevernagie

“Trust is the glue of life. It's the most fundamental factor in good communication. It's the underlying concept that holds all relationships.”

- Steven Covey

“Real love travels freely in both ways. Don’t spend your attention on anything else.”

― Cheryl Strayed

“An insincere and bad friend is more to be dreaded than a dangerous beast; a wild beast may injure your body, but an evil friend will damage your mind.”

- Buddha

“Betrayal is the worst… and the key to getting beyond it is to discover what lead up to it in the first place.”

— Charles J. Orlando

“People inspire you, or they deplete you. Choose them wisely.”

— Hans F. Hasen

“Be careful… not all are as they appear. Some folks claim to be the beach, but they're really quicksand.”

— Steve Maraboli

“If you're deceived, release disappointment at immediately. By that method, the bitterness has no time to take root.”

- Toba Beta

“The incorrect person will offer you less than what you’re worth but it doesn’t imply that you have to take it.”

— Sonya Parker

“Consistency is the actual underpinning of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.”

— Roy T. Bennett

Insightful Damaged Trust Quotes

“I was never one to meticulously pick up shattered parts and glue things together again and persuade myself that the restored whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at its finest than restore it and see the shattered parts as long as I lived.”

— Margaret Mitchell

“One who is nourished on promises feeds from an empty bowl.”

— Marsha Hinds

“A shattered glass can't be restored neither a broken trust.”

— Paola Rivera

“If providing apologies and making promises healed broken trust, there'd be no broken trust left to fix.”

— Tim Cole

“Do not trust all persons, but trust those of merit; the former path is stupid, the latter a measure of prudence.”

— Democritus

“When trust is destroyed, there is not any medicine to regain it again, as it was before, even if you work hard to acquire it back.”

— Ehsan Sehgal

“Over time, any lie damages intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have deep and enduring love.”

— Bonnie Eaker

“Trust is like an antique, once it’s damaged, it can never be replaced.”

— Mouloud Benzadi

“If someone betrays you once, it's their fault. If they betray you twice, it's your fault.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Some individuals are in such total darkness that they would burn you only to glimpse a light. Try not to take it personally.”

- Kamand Kojouri

“Broken trust is hard to restore because we're not even attempting to heal it. We're simply trying to make ourselves feel safe.”

— Mira Kirshenbaum

“Broken individuals lead to broken hearts. That's why it's so crucial to recover from one relationship before beginning another.”

— Mandy Hale

“Betrayal annihilates trust. The more trust there is to begin with, and the more dishonesty is involved, the more harm is done.”

— Sandra Lee Dennis

“For only when fidelity leads to betrayal and treachery becomes trust can any human being become part of the truth.”

– Rumi

“Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not true. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.”

— Lao Tzu

“Trust was a double-edged sword. It might give you hope, but it could cut you in an instant when it was broken.”

— Tiffany King

“Loving words are merely a collection of nice linguistic decorations if they're not backed up by loving actions.”

— Karen Salmansohn

“To discern the good from the evil, examine a man or woman's history of acts, not their record of intentions.”

— Suzy Kassem

“Without trust, we don’t actually collaborate; we just coordinate or, at most, cooperate. It is trust that converts a collection of individuals into a team.”

- Steven Covey

“It is better to suffer injustice than to do it, and happier to be occasionally tricked than not to trust.”

— Samuel Johnson

“You create more room in your life when you reduce your surplus baggage to garbage.”

— Chinonye J. Chudolue

“You cannot construct steps on a broken pillar; otherwise, you risk repercussions; similarly, you cannot create faith again on a shattered trust that you destroyed; as a result, you will have to face the load of tears.”

— Ehsan Sehgal

“When individuals cheat in any field, they weaken themselves — they endanger their own self-esteem and their connections with others by eroding the faith they have in their capacity to achieve and in their ability to be true.”

— Cheryl Hughes

“The major lesson I have learnt in a long life is that the only way you can make a guy trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to mistrust him.”

— Henry L. Stimson

Short Broken Trust Quotes

“Don't trust the individual who has betrayed faith once.”

— William Shakespeare

“Sometimes it’s not the person who changes, it’s the mask that slips off.”

- Mhaj Porras

“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”

— Arthur Miller

“The trust of the innocent is the liar's most helpful tool.”

— Stephen King

“Each betrayal starts with trust.”’ \s– Phish

“The mending of damaged trust is a natural process. Trust itself is natural.”

— Mira Kirshenbaum

“If you don't have trust within your firm, then you can't convey it to your customers.”

— Roger Staubach

“Let's call cheating what it is: a full violation of trust.”

— Greg Behrendt

“Never offer your attention to someone who deserves your silence.”

— Emma Xu

“Being trustworthy requires: doing the right thing. And doing things right.”

— Don Peppers

“As technology permits trust in new forms, we’re witnessing a collapse of faith in institutions.”

— Rachel Botsman

“The finest sign of love is trust.”

— Joyce Brothers

“I set it down as a fact that if all men understood what others think about them, there would not be four friends in the world.”

— Blaise Pascal

“I loathe individuals who mess with the emotions of others.”

— Dominic Carey

“Anything is better than lies and deceit.”

– Leo Tolstoy

“Trust but verify.”

— Ronald Reagan

“Letting go of toxic individuals in your life is a significant step towards loving yourself.”

- Hussein Nishah

“Not everyone can be trusted. I believe we all have to be extremely cautious about the individuals we trust.”

— Shelley Long

Quick and Powerful Broken Trust Quotes

“When your ears hear one thing, but your eyes see another…use your brain.”

— Frank Sonnenberg

“A guy who trusts nobody is inclined to be the type of man nobody trusts.”

— Harold Macmillan

“Betraying someone once might be a mistake. Betraying someone twice is a choice.”

— Garima Soni

“I may have trust difficulties, but some individuals appear to have a difficulty with the responsibility of being trusted.”

— Melchor Lim

“Betray a friend and you’ll frequently discover you have damaged yourself.”

– Aesop

“There’s a moment when it’s too late to do what you should have been doing all along.”

— Carolyn Brown

“Trying to make sense of insane will only drive you crazy. Let it go.”

— Karen Salmansohn

“People only cast shadow on what’s shining.”

— Genereux Philip

“Shattered legs may mend in time, but certain betrayals persist and poison the soul.”

— George R.R. Martin

“It takes 20 years to create a reputation and five minutes to damage it.”

- Warren Buffett

“I don't trust anybody who doesn't laugh.”

— Maya Angelou

“Never believe a guy who talks positively of everybody.”

— John Churton Collins

“No guy has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”

— Abraham Lincoln

“Life is too short for phony butter or false people.”

— Karen Salmansohn

“I'm not unhappy that you lied to me, I'm furious because from now on I can't trust you.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

“People lie, cheat and abuse one another and then wonder why they're unhappy.”

— Marty Rubin

“It is simpler to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”

— William Blake

“Respond wisely even to ignorant treatment.”

— Lao Tzu

“It is more humiliating to doubt our friends than to be duped by them.”

– Confucius

“Love everybody, trust a few.”

— William Shakespeare

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