Our distrust of another justifies his deceit.
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.
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.
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
Women distrust men too much in general, and too little in particular.
Doubt the man who swears to his devotion.
The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
On one issue at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.
Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it.
In love deceit almost always outstrips distrust.
Our own distrust gives a fair pretence for the knavery of other people.
The feeling of mistrust is always the last which a great mind acquires.
Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens.
Seek simplicity but distrust it.
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
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...
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