Distrust Quotes

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

Susan B. Anthony

I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

Benjamin Franklin

Joyous distrust is a sign of health. Everything absolute belongs to pathology.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it.

Francois Fenelon

Our own distrust gives a fair pretence for the knavery of other people.

François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De

In love deceit almost always outstrips distrust.

François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De

On one issue at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.

H. L. Mencken

Women distrust men too much in general, and too little in particular.

Philibert Commerson

The passions possess a certain injustice and self interest which makes it dangerous to follow them, and in reality we should distrust them even when they appear most trustworthy.

François de la Rochefoucauld

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

Mutual respect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one's own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Our distrust of another justifies his deceit.

François de la Rochefoucauld

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

Frank Herbert

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

Tom Daschle

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

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

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Franz Boas

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

Confucius

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.

Norman Douglas
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