Distrust Quotes

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

Do not be impatient for impatience is of the flesh. Do not try different methods because they are useful solely in helping the flesh. We must distrust the flesh entirely.

Watchman Nee

It will be a great day for America, incidentally, when we begin to eat bread again, instead of the blasphemous and tasteless foam rubber that we have substituted for it. And I am not being frivolous here, either. Something very sinister happens to the people of a country when they begin to distrust their own reactions as deeply as they do here, and become as joyless as they have become.

James Baldwin

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

Tennessee Williams

Obey your soul, have perfect faith in yourself. Never think of yourself with doubt or distrust, or as one who makes mistakes.

Wallace D. Wattles

When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly.

Samuel Johnson

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

I distrust all systematisers, and avoid them. The will to a system shows a lack of honesty.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

Friedrich Nietzsche

Excessive distrust is not less hurtful than its opposite. Most men become useless to him who is unwilling to risk being deceived.

Luc De Vauvanargues

A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity not conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it.

Suzanne Curchod Necker

When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly.

Samuel Johnson

However much we may distrust men's sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more sincerely than to others.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Country people tend to consider that they have a corner on righteousness and to distrust most manifestations of cleverness, while people in the city are leery of righteousness but ascribe to themselves all manner of cleverness.

Edward Hoagland

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 opinions, and value others that deserve it.

William Temple, Sr.

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

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Samuel Butler

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Malcolm Cowley
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