Distrust Quotes

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.


Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.

Norman Douglas

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

When you disarm your subjects you offend them by showing that either from cowardliness or lack of faith, you distrust them; and either conclusion will induce them to hate you.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

Friedrich Nietzsche
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