121 Relationship Trust Quotes To Strengthen Your Bond

Reflect on the role trust, a crucial aspect of any relationship, plays in forging a bond.

Reviewed by John Ryan De Oca, Relationship Expert
Written by Sneha Tete, Certified Relationship Coach
Edited by Asmita De  • 

Trust is one of the most crucial aspects of a relationship. If you acknowledge that and start a communication the same way, trust quotes on relationships are the way to go. Whether it is a professional relationship or a romantic one, trustworthiness, honesty, and loyalty are the traits we seek in a partner. The tiniest doubt can take away the peace from your mind, and connection will not be as fulfilling as you expect.

Insecurity is a recipe for disaster in any relationship. In romantic relationships, it is especially important for two people to be able to exhibit their vulnerability in front of each other and trust them with it. It can take over your consciousness if the trust between you and your partner is not strong enough. Friendship, marriage, and even familial bonds are based on trust. Therefore, it has always been a widely discussed topic on various platforms throughout generations. In this article, we have compiled a list of 121 quotes that beautifully captures the significance of trust in any relationship. Swipe up to explore.

Quotes On Trust In Long-Distance Relationships

Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom
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  1. Long-distance relationships are hard, but they’re also incredible. If you can love, respect, trust, and support each other from a distance, then you will be unstoppable once you are physically together.”– Anonymous
  1. “With love and understanding, trust in life can be regained, but it takes two to get through this, and you need to be devoted to each other and sufficiently motivated to show each other that there is no need for jealousy within the relationship.”– Sofia Price
  1. “People become trustworthy when the record shows that they are consistent in acting justly, being truthful, and showing loyal love.”– David Richo
  1. “Mature love is composed and sustaining; a celebration of commitment, companionship, and trust.”– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  1. “Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.”– Jodi Picoult
  1. “Love is unknown. To open the heart in trust is unknown. They say love hurts. It doesn’t have to.”– Don Miguel Ruiz
  1. “Distance never separates two people truly in love.”– Anonymous
  1. “I trust you is a better compliment than I love you because you may not always trust the person you love, but you can always love the person you trust.”– Anonymous
  1. “Without respect, love is lost. Without caring, love is boring. Without honesty, love is unhappy. Without trust, love is unstable.”– Anonymous
  1. “Relationships are about trust. If you have to play detective, then it’s time to move on.”– Anonymous
  1. “The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.”– Abraham Lincoln
  1. “When mistrust comes in, loves goes out.”– Irish proverb
  1. “Indifference is expensive. Hostility is unaffordable. Trust is priceless. It’s all about relationships.”– Ted Rubin
  1. “A good relationship doesn’t need promise, terms, and conditions. It just needs a she who can trust and a he who can be loyal.”– Anonymous
  1. “Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.”– Anonymous
  1. “He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.”– Lao Tzu
  1. “A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it all you want, but it won’t go anywhere.”– Michael J Herbert
  1. “Trust is like a paper; once it’s crumpled, it can’t be perfect again.”– Auliq Ice
  1. “Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone that lies to you.”– Deanna Wadsworth
  1. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”– Ernest Hemingway
Cheating on a good person is like throwing away a diamond and picking up a rock
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  1. “Cheating on a good person is like throwing away a diamond and picking up a rock.”– Anonymous
  1. “Distance doesn’t ruin a relationship. Doubts do.”– Anonymous
  1. “Broken trust is like melted chocolate. No matter how hard you try to freeze it, you can never return it to its original shape.”– Anonymous
  1. “The best proof of love is trust.”– Joyce Brothers
  1. “Relationships are like birds. If you hold tightly, they die. If you hold loosely, they fly. But if you hold with care, they remain with you forever.”– Anonymous
  1. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”– Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”– J.M. Barrie
  1. “We do not need a minute-by-minute breakdown of where our beloved has been or what she or he has done because we trust them.”– Andrew G. Marshall
  1. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”– Maya Angelou
  1. “The more trust that exists in a relationship, the more you look out for each other. You have your beloved’s back, and vice versa.”– John Gottman
  1. “It’s a very brave thing to fall in love. You have to be willing to trust somebody else with your whole being, and that’s very difficult, really difficult and very brave.”– Nicole Kidman
  1. “For me, love is magic; it’s about trust and understanding. It’s putting the other person before you effortlessly.”– Aditi Rao Hydari
  1. “You believe lies, so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.” – Marilyn Monroe
  1. “Often, it’s even harder to trust people than it is to love them. That said: it’s just as hard for people to trust you.” – Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth
  1. “I trust you: That’s huge. That’s the truth. That’s real love. Everyone uses ‘I love you’ so loosely.”– Justin Chatwin
  1. “In finding love, I think it’s important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it’s important to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take.”– Kina Grannis

A romantic relationship requires a deep level of emotional intimacy which cannot be achieved without trust in each other. A relationship with firm trust can stand the test of time, distance, misunderstandings, and anything else that comes in its way. So, don’t just believe us. Instead, read the following quotes by eminent personalities, singing praises of a bond based on trust.

Quotes On Trust In Romantic Relationships

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved
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  1. “A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.”– John C. Maxwell
  1. “You are and always have been worthy of love, care, trust and respect.” – Natalie Lue
  1. “To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.”– George MacDonald
  1. “Love, care, responsibility, and trust are all still the founding constitution behind the family.”– Tye Gnass, James Shendal, and Steven David
  1. “Trust is the first step to love.”– Munshi Premchand
  1. “I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.”– Steve Maraboli
  1. “Having trust makes love come alive. Trust isn’t just the basis for a relationship; it’s the lifeblood that keeps a relationship healthy.”– Mira Kirshenbaum
  1. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”– William Shakespeare
  1. “I had to trust life since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it. ”– Maya Angelou
  1. “A pick-up artist gave me a good piece of advice: the three most important things in a relationship are honesty, trust, and respect, and if you don’t have those, you don’t have love.”– Neil Strauss

Sustaining a relationship where your trust has been betrayed is not only difficult but (sometimes) also pointless. You may constantly be on the lookout for any future breach of trust, finding it hard to enjoy love and peace in your relationship. Head to the next section to read some snippets on the hurt caused by broken trust.

Quotes On Broken Trust In Relationships

Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved
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  1. “You know, sometimes you have got to trust the people you love. You have got to trust that if they are good people, they will make good decisions.”– Janette Rallison
  1. “What’s burned is burned, but what’s broken can heal. And broken trust in a relationship is not like a house on fire.”– Mira Kirshenbaum
  1. “Familial betrayal is, to me, the most heartbreaking kind because if you can’t trust your family to love you and protect you, who can you really trust?”– Alexandra Bracken
  1. “Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.”– Lawrence Welk
  1. “Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.”– Barbara Smith
  1. “Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.”– William Paul Young
  1. “I understand how difficult it is, putting your heart in someone else’s hands. But, if you don’t, how will you ever truly know a person?”– Renee Ahdieh
  1. “I think the thing about love is that even though the things around us change, we as human beings, a lot of the ways we interact, and the ways we love each other is timeless. It requires trust, honesty, commitment, romance, and physical chemistry.”– John Legend
  1. “It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.”– Samuel Johnson
  1. “Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.”– Sherrilyn Kenyon
  1. “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived.”– Margaret Mitchell
  1. “We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”– Walter Anderson
  1. “Don’t trust the person who has broken faith once.”– William Shakespeare
  1. “If you found that one person who is really worth the sacrifices, pain, and hardships, then your efforts will not go to waste.”– Anna Agoncillo
  1. “Broken trust forces us, first, to acknowledge a painful reality we may have chosen to ignore, then, to make some difficult decisions.”– Dr. Jane Greer
  1. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”– Albert Einstein
  1. “In true love, the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.”– Hans Nouwens
  1. “What do people gain from lying? Besides losing: your respect, your dignity, your reputation, and those who love you. I guess those few minutes of satisfaction, smiling behind your lies, are soon well worth a lifetime of a regretful guilty conscience.”– Amir Riveroll
  1. “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”– William Blake
  1. “It was a mistake, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”– David Levithan
  1. “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”– Suzanne Collins
  1. “Sometimes, the people that love you the most turn out to be the people you will trust the least.”– Shannon L. Alder
  1. “Sometimes trusting a friend is the hardest thing to do; even the closest friends can become enemies.”– James Merrow
  1. “When someone breaks your trust, don’t feel stupid for trusting them. You didn’t do anything wrong. They’re just an untrustworthy person.”– Sonya Parker
Broken trust and anger will close a heart until honesty and love is once again found
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  1. “The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.”– Thomas J. Watson
  1. “The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him, and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.”– Henry L. Stimson
  1. “Not everyone can be trusted. I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust.”– Shelley Long
  1. “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still, we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”– Paulo Coelho
  1. “It breaks my heart to know I will never be able to trust you again. I’ve learned so many lies, and each time it takes a piece of me that you will never get back again.”– Karen Kostyla
  1. “The things we don’t stress tend to turn out best. Trust and let go.”– Mandy Hale
  1. “Every couple has ups and downs, every couple argues, and that’s the thing — you are a couple, and couples can’t function without trust.”– Nicholas Sparks
  1. “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”– Stephen R. Covey
  1. “Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.”– Johann Kaspar Lavater
  1. “Just because you fall once doesn’t mean you’re fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don’t, then who will.”– Marilyn Monroe
  1. “Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.”– Julianne Moore
  1. “Broken trust and anger will close a heart until honesty and love is once again found.”– Anonymous
  1. “It’s easy to forgive the mistakes of others. But it’s hard to rebuild that trust that has been destroyed.”– Anonymous
  1. “We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.”– Alison Croggon
  1. “Trust is tough. Once trust has been broken by multiple people on multiple occasions, believing in anyone or anything becomes increasingly difficult. Much of the skepticism of our world can be traced back to broken trust.”– Dillon Burroughs
  1. “It’s the same old story you’ve heard a thousand times. Somebody’s trust gets broken. Somebody’s left behind.”– Travis Tritt
  1. “Trust is like a vase… once it’s broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be same again.”– Walter Inglis Anderson
  1. “Trust is like that. You can break it for a good reason. But it still remains broken.”– Harlan Coben
  1. “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”– Stephen King
  1. “Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.”– Maria V. Snyder
  1. “Broken trust can heal more quickly than most of us have thought, too. And it’s worth it because whoever coined the expression ‘broken places are stronger where they heal’ is absolutely right when it comes to trust.”– Mira Kirshenbaum
  1. “When what you hear and what you see don’t match, trust your eyes.”– Dale Renton
  1. “Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.”– Rick Warren
  1. “People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.”– Shannon L. Alder

Many relationship experts and authors – quoted in the following section – feel that it is not impossible to regain and rebuild broken trust. Trust is dynamic. Sometimes you may disappoint your partner. It is how you rebound and respond to these situations that strengthen the bond. With time and constant effort, you can restore faith in your relationship. Keep scrolling to understand why it may be a good idea to give your relationship and partner a second chance.

Quotes On Rebuilding Trust In Relationships

Trust is built with consistency
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  1. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”– Steve Jobs
  1. “I have blind trust in people. Even if that ends up hurting me, I won’t change. I will go on trusting people because that’s the only way I know to love someone.”– Bipasha Basu
  1. “Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.”– Doris Lessing
  1. “Approach your partner with love and kindness to re-establish the trust that you had originally.”– Jessica Riley
  1. “When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.”– Brene Brown
  1. “Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!”– William Hazlitt
  1. “But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.”– Psalm 13:5 (NLT)
  1. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”– Corie ten Boom
  1. “Trust, but verify.”– Ronald Reagan
  1. “Trust is built with consistency.” – Lincoln Chafee

A loyal partner is a blessing from the heavens as their honesty and fidelity strengthen your relationship from the core. The next section focuses on how this loyalty is priceless and should never be compromised for anything else. Read on.

Quotes On Loyalty In Relationships

Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice
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  1. “A person who is afraid to risk his heart is the true coward of this world. He is frightened of placing his loyalty in somebody else’s hands when it is the only way for him to find who’s that special one he can trust to protect it forevermore.”– Anonymous
  1. “It is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest, that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us, but they make us feel safe.”– H.L. Mencken
  1. “A happy marriage needs trust, commitment, honesty, perseverance, passion, and lots of hard work.”– Anonymous
  1. “When you are surrounded by the people you love, you can take immense comfort from them. Learn to talk to those you trust and just pour your heart out.”– Brandon Cutt
  1. “Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.”– Morihei Ueshiba
  1. “Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.”– Roy T. Bennett
  1. “Life is always built of relationships with people, and trust is vital to fill friendship, honesty, love, and passion in a relationship. Trust is considered the central pillar supporting a relationship, and is compared to the concrete foundation of a house.”– Kent Pinkerton
  1. “There are no other colors to loyalty, only black and white. It’s either you are faithful or not at all.”– Anonymous
  1. “Words spoken through loyalty, no matter how much the bitterness of it stings me, is the true essence of friendship and family.”– Anonymous
  1. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me, and the love and loyalty I give them form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”– Veronica Roth
  1. “Loyalty does not have a price tag. It is something you earn and work hard for.”– Anonymous
  1. “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.”– Isaac Watts
  1. “We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”– Cornel West
  1. “Trust is involved in all the basic elements of a healthy relationship: namely, love (respect and consideration for another person), communication, commitment and honesty.”– Harold Duarte-Bernhardt
  1. “The ingredients for a steadfast friendship are a cup of love, a tablespoon of honesty, and a huge pack of loyalty.”– Anonymous
  1. “I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people; you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”– Sylvester Stallone
  1. “Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.”– Woodrow Wilson

Infographic: 10 Quotes To Build Trust In A Relationship

Trust is the backbone of a strong and happy relationship that keeps the couple connected and feeling safe with each other. It allows you to be transparent and understanding. However, building and maintaining trust takes time. If you are unsure of the effort and patience that should go into building trust, let these top 10 trust quotes, listed in the infographic below, deepen the bond between you and your partner.

10 quotes to build trust in a relationship (infographic)

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These 121 trust quotes for relationships result from the intense feelings and wisdom of humans across space and time. We hope they inspire you to be more raw, understanding, and authentic in your relationships. Trust is always a two-way street. Therefore, you need to have faith in your partner and be someone they find reliable to enjoy a fulfilling bond. You must be brave enough to be emotionally vulnerable and let your partner know the real you; only then can you experience the deepest of love and affections in a relationship. So, do not hesitate in trusting your partner and giving them the loyalty you expect from them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How trust is built in a relationship?

Trust is built over time with mutual respect for each other’s likes, dislikes, preferences, opinions, and boundaries. Honest and open communication and how you respond to conflicts help forge trust in a relationship.

Can a relationship last without trust?

No, a relationship without basic trust is ridden with doubts, insecurities, anxiety, and anger. It is too complicated to last long.

How do you fix trust in a relationship?

While it is not easy to regain trust once broken, it can be done with consistent efforts and true intentions. More than words, it is changed behavior that can help bring the trust back.

Trust is the foundation of any strong relationship. Let’s explore some inspiring quotes on trust in the following video to help strengthen our relationships.

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