Joyous distrust is a sign of health. Everything absolute belongs to pathology.
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.
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.
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.
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
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.
Parents can make us distrust ourselves. To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.
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.
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.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
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.
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