Daodejing quotes on trust

In the Daodejing, trusting others and being trustworthy are seen as essential qualities for a leader. Here is a collection of the most popular quotations on the subject of trust from the text.

言善信
In speaking, it is good faith that counts;

Daodejing
Chapter 8

信不足焉,有不信焉。悠兮其貴言。
Leaders who don’t trust their people enough won’t be trusted in return.
Wise ones choose their words carefully.

Daodejing
Chapter 17

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