What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence.
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
Our distrust of another justifies his deceit.
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.
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
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.
Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
Women distrust men too much in general, and too little in particular.
On one issue at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.
In love deceit almost always outstrips distrust.
Our own distrust gives a fair pretence for the knavery of other people.
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.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
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.
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, Seek simplicity and distrust it
Slight, acquaintance, breeds distrust.
Also there was considerable distrust of planning in any form. Planning was something the government was going to do to you. The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion, unfortunately.
The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Pity the poor opponents of the right to keep and bear arms! They must distrust just everybody except criminals and except the tyrant to whom they concede the armed monopoly of their protection.
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens.
Seek simplicity but distrust it.