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Distrust Quotes

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Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Wisdom

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

 

Jealousy is a child of selfishness and distrust.
- Mourning Dove

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.
Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
- William E. Gladstone

The most important service rendered
by the press and the magazines
is that of educating people
to approach printed matter with distrust.
- Samuel Butler

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The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- H. L. Mencken

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
- Joe E. Lewis

We have to distrust each other.
It is our only defense against betrayal.
- Tennessee Williams

We need to reach that happy stage of our development
when differences and diversity are not seen as sources
of division and distrust,
but of strength and inspiration.
- Josefa Iloilo

I distrust Great Men.
They produce a desert of uniformity around them and
often a pool of blood too,
and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
- E. M. Forster

What we need is not more distrust and division.
What we need now is acceptance.
- Tom Daschle

The state has, in order to control us,
introduced division into our thinking,
so that we come to distrust others and look to the state for protection.
- Butler Shaffer

You can use all the quantitative data you can get,
but you still have to distrust it and use your own
intelligence and judgment.
- Alvin Toffler

But I think one of the reasons I tend to stay in the
water most of the time is I distrust the comfort.
- Frank Langella

Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -
it is thin.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the
bane of modern civilization.
- Franz Boas

I distrust anything that you don't hear.
- Leo Ornstein

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
- Norman Douglas

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

I always distrust people who know so much about what
God wants them to do to their fellows.
- Susan B. Anthony

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very
slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
- Lord Chesterfield

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve
our lives but have only one course of action.
- Frank Herbert

Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain,
derived a distrust which has grown with the years not
just of Germany but of all continental Europe.
- Douglas Hurd

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
- Samuel Ullman

You feel yourself working to show something.
I've learned to distrust that feeling.
- Ralph Fiennes

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all
the other toms but they are kind to kittens.
- Malcolm Cowley

The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

On one issue at least, men and women agree;
they both distrust women.
- James Russell Lowell

Parents can make us distrust ourselves.
To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.
- Frank Pittman

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy
because it stands for equal opportunity would like
to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
- Henry A. Wallace

Seek simplicity but distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
- Confucius

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be,
seek simplicity and distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The best rules to form a young man, are,
to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon
what has passed in company,
to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
- William Temple

While these attitudes are more visible when direct-
ed at government,
there is ample evidence that many working people distrust
their own union as much as they do the corporation they work for.
- Robert Teeter

Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie,
assuming something doesn't go wrong.
I don't know how good a movie it will be,
because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think,
and I distrust what isn't done my way.
This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
- Piers Anthony

The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is
not just founded on an ideological presupposition.
They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence
officials because they don't understand what the real problems are.
- Aldrich Ames

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend
them and show that you distrust them either through
cowardice or lack of confidence,
and both of these opinions generate hatred.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

What we won when all of our people united must not
be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics.
Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept,
the nomination of my party for another term as president.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my
family and my career in defense of the Communist Party,
from which I had long been separated and which I had
grown to dislike and distrust.
- Edward Dmytryk

When distrust exists between governments,
when there is a danger of war, they will not be willing
to disarm even when logic indicates that disarmament
would not affect military security at all.
- Ludwig Quidde

Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security;
however,
preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy.
When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy,
creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability.
- Ellen Tauscher

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry,
deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs.
There is so much anger, distrust, greed,
and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
He inspires self-distrust.
He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him.
He will have no disciple.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom;
for no man easily distrusts the things which he and
all men have been always bred up to.
- William Temple

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.
- Brian Moore

The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
- Camillo di Cavour

A usurper always distrusts the whole world.
- Vittorio Alfieri

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
- James Madison

Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted;
say nothing bad of yourself,
you will be taken at your word.
- Joseph Roux

I have always distrusted memoir.
I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction.
It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it.
Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
- Armistead Maupin

It is very nearly impossible...
to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
- James A. Baldwin

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How is it that one rails against that
which is nearly a certainty?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

The proper office of a friend is to side with you
when you are in the wrong.
Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
- Mark Twain

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful;
but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
- Clarence Day

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue
to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent
protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner

Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap
foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants.
- Lamar S. Smith

Nearly 100,000 sex offenders remain unregistered,
and are moving freely about the country;
the risk that they may strike again grows every day.
- Bob Ney

There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins.
Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress,
the other side more or less for reaction.
- George Orwell

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge stands
to not only increase the United States' oil reserves by nearly 50 percent,
but it will create thousands of good U.S.
jobs.
- Bob Ney

Nearly 30,000 fans turned out to support the tribute
match and provide one of the best atmospheres at the ground for ages.
I was so happy to be part of it.
- David Ginola

First there was the New Hampshire primary,
and we had nearly a year leading up to it.
And now, look!
Three primaries in one weekend!
How many of these things are they going to have?
- Ed Helms

It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann


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