Distrust Quotes

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

William E. Gladstone

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

Parents can make us distrust ourselves. To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.

Frank Pittman

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Franz Boas

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

Tom Daschle

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

Frank Herbert

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

Henry Louis Mencken

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.

Lord Chesterfield

Our distrust of another justifies his deceit.

François de la Rochefoucauld

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.

Amos Bronson Alcott

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

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