"Denial exists because human infants, though equipped with trust-o-meters, are built to trust, blindly and absolutely, any older person who wanders past."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Martha Beck on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Martha Beck on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Martha Beck on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Martha Beck on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Martha Beck on Golda Meir
"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
"Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation."
"Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be."