An honest public servant can't become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service.— Harry S. Truman
Vibrant Public Trust quotations
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
A man of abilities and character, of any sect whatever, may be admitted to any office of public trust under the United States.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
The chief internal enemies of any state are not spies nor saboteurs nor the paid agents of foreign governments. They are, on the contrary, those myriads of public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state.
We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism.
Trust yourself. You have survived a lot and you will survive whatever is coming.
There's going to be a new code on Parliament Hill: bend the rules, you will be punished; break the law, you will be charged; abuse the public trust, you will go to prison.
The people can never willfully betray their own interests: But they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act.
The man who can look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of his country is not for public trust.
I don't trust words. I trust actions.
All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship.
The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use; of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
I played more of an advisory role with Public Enemy.
I really trusted them to make the music that they wanted to make, and the way The Bomb Squad worked with the... they created their whole own world of music.
All government is a trust. Every branch of government is a trust, and immemorially acknowledged to be so.
When your vision is clear have faith and trust yourself even when you don't know where your path is taking you.
All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust, and that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author, and Founder of society.
[N]o religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
When trust is broken, sorry means nothing.
The aim of every political Constitution, is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.
The press has bravely and nobly eroded the public trust.
.. What I'm advocating is the media come work for us again. Remove themselves from the symbiotic relationship that they have developed with the power structure of corporations and of the politicians.
We find few historians who have been diligent enough in their search for truth;
it is their common method to take on trust what they help distribute to the public; by which means a falsehood once received from a famed writer becomes traditional to posterity.
All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.
I always carry a pistol when I go [to the New York Public Library].
Never did trust those stone lions.
Real greatness is often hidden, humble, simple, and unobtrusive.
It is not easy to trust ourselves and our actions without public affirmation. We must have strong self-confidence combined with deep humility.
Nothing could be a more serious violation of public trust than to consciously make a war based on false claims.
True love is trust.
I think the entire pharmaceutical industry has a lot of work to do to restore public trust.
What patient can trust the knowledge of a physician without reputation or furniture, in a period when publicity is all-powerful and when the government gilds the lamp posts on the Place de la Concorde in order to dazzle the poor?
The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.
Forgiving someone is easy, it's trusting them again that's hard.
And I believe that public broadcasting has an important trust with the American people, it's an intimate medium of television, and that we can do reading and language development for young children without getting into human sexuality.
The masses favor socialism because they trust the socialist propaganda of the intellectuals. The intellectuals, not the populace, are molding public opinion.
Too many companies want their brands to reflect some idealised, perfected image of themselves. As a consequence, their brands acquire no texture, no character and no public trust.
Loyalty is hard to find. Trust is easy to lose. Actions speak louder than words.
We have to repair that trust ... I think anytime a public official lies, he undermines his own authority and squanders the public trust.
It is so difficult to draw a clear line of separation between the abuse and the wholesome use of the press, that as yet we have found it better to trust the public judgment, rather than the magistrate, with the discrimination between truth and falsehood. And hitherto the public judgment has performed that office with wonderful correctness.
Soldiers must possess integrity in order to build trust and confidence in themselves, our leadership, and the American public. Among the things I've learned during my career is that you must be honest with everyone about everything.
It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.
Today, the only thing Hollywood swears by is space adventures because that's what goes over well. For my part, I trust my instinct and I make the films I believe in. If the public follows me, that's wonderful. If it doesn't follow, "c'est la vie.