Quotation: Francis Bacon about trust

The greatest trust, between man and man, is the trust of giving counsel. For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life; their lands, their goods … some particular affair; but to such as they make their counselors, they commit the whole.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss

 

9 responses to “Quotation: Francis Bacon about trust

  1. How could that not be a consideration in light of the changing rules of social engagement in our culture? Trusting another, by my observation, was, is, and always be a risky venture.

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  2. You got my mind thinking and cranking early today, thank you!

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    • I’m glad I did and hope you got to think about it as it may apply today, with all the changes that have occurred in our interactional values, morals and degrees of freedoms.

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  3. Indeed! To trust another’s advice/counsel is to trust that they both know us and care about our lives. Good quote!

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    • Yet, so much is lost to the so called trustworthy…take marriage for instance and the consequence of the abuse of the “irreconcilable differences”… But, ideally, I can see the lights (dim, flickering, in an eternal hope that the inevitable should not be afforded to occur!
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