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Suspicious Quotes

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You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird
or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland

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The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
- Jean Rostand

We can no longer expect an Intelligence Community that
is mostly male and mostly white to be able to monitor
and infiltrate suspicious organizations or terrorist groups.
- Jane Harman

I am suspicious of the idea of a new paradigm,
to use that word, an entirely new structure of the economy.
- Paul A. Volcker

 

There is something suspicious about music,
gentlemen.
I insist that she is, by her nature,
equivocal.
I shall not be going too far in saying at once that
she is politically suspect.
- Thomas Mann

I'm always suspicious of really beautiful women telling
us we shouldn't be worried about beauty.
- Susan Estrich

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
- B. C. Forbes

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I'm always suspicious of people who repent of other people's sins.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Money tends to make people suspicious,
if there's any money floating around.
- Mitchell Baker

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
when he fell into the hands of robbers.
They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road,
and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite [religious leader],
when he came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan [Samaritans and Jews generally disliked
and were suspicious of each other] came where the man was;
and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds ... and ...
took him to an inn and took care of him. ...
Jesus [said] "Go and do likewise."
- Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness;
he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious,
and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- Joseph Addison

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels
like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious,
rude, belligerent, and brutal.
- Benjamin Spock

In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President,
the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission
to investigate suspicious gas price spikes.
- Lois Capps

Laws are made to protect the trusting as well as the suspicious.
- Hugo Black

Not only don't I know who I am, but I'm very suspicious
of people who do know who they are.
I am sometimes ten or twelve people a day,
and sometimes four or five people an hour!
- Tom Baker

Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland.
Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me,
the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new
the way Chevrolets every year are new.
- Robert Morgan

I've always been suspicious of collective truths.
- Eugene Ionesco

I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA.
- Laurie Anderson

I don't want to name names, but the least I can say
about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious.
- Manuel Puig

By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.
- Steve Albini

I don't have many people showing up at my door.
Very few people come out.
When they do, I get a little suspicious.
I live way up on a hill, way, way back in the country.
- Robert Duvall

The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts.
It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
- Eric Hoffer

To be suspicious is not a fault.
To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
- Lu Xun

I've always been suspicious of TV, I've always found
music and video to be an unhappy marriage.
- Keith Richards

I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage
direction at the top of the page...
sunrise over the desert and masses of...
a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
- Anthony Hopkins

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious
persons are fond of a joke,
and I am suspicious of those who aren't.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I'm suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their
own liberation with any kind of gender bias.
- Andrew Cohen

Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one,
as yet, is suspicious.
- H. L. Mencken

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

That first week, I also went to Washington.
That was really tough.
I sympathize with those Washington figures who have
to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters.
They ask hard questions and they're relentless.
And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
- Daniel Okrent

Americans are very friendly and very suspicious,
that is what Americans are and that is what always upsets the foreigner,
who deals with them, they are so friendly how can they
be so suspicious they are so suspicious how can they
be so friendly but they just are.
- Gertrude Stein

I invite you, from my sentiments, my convictions and my responsibilities,
to work together in the construction of a Uruguay where
being young is not suspicious,
where aging is not a problem.
- Tabare Vazquez

A confidence problem exists on the part of the people
of the region who desire democratic rule in principle,
but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which
democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I condemn what happened in Madrid, but it is suspicious.
If tomorrow there will be another bombing,
in France for example, who will gain power? Of course not Jacques Chirac,
but Le Pen.
- Walid Jumblatt

I am not an enormous believer in research being the be-all and end-all.
I get suspicious when I read about actors spending six months in a clinic,
say, in order to play someone who is sick.
- John Hurt

They can argue whatever they want.
The problem is, when you interview every passenger,
during the interviews you are looking for -
you profile -
you do profiling,
to find the suspicious ones and put them out from the rest of the passengers.
- Isaac Yeffet

I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist.
For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who
focus all their hatred on the United States.
What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left
silent about that? When I say this,
it annoys them, of course.
Good!
- Slavoj Zizek

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes
us fearful or suspicious of others.
We can forget that most of the people that we know,
or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Even Colin Powell who was everywhere before he became secretary of state,
just stopped going out.
I think part of it was he didn't want to be viewed
suspiciously by the other people in the White House who rarely go anywhere.
- Sally Quinn

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
- Lao Tzu

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa


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