Suspicion Quotes

Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.

Elihu Root

Reckless automobile driving arouses the suspicion that much of the horse sense of the good old days was possessed by the horse.

Unknown

Hardly we find the path of love, to sink the self, forget the "I," When sad suspicion grips the heart, when Man, the Man begins to die:

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

E.B. White

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

Edmund Burke

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.

Russell Baker

Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.

J. B. S. Haldane

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.

Francesco Petrarch

He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.

Samuel Johnson

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.

Joseph Addison

Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.

Franz Kafka

Caesar's wife must be above suspicion.

Julius Caesar

To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.

Terence

There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.

Henry David Thoreau

Suspicion follows close on mistrust.

Gotthold Lessing

The world was not created once and for all time for each of us individually. There are added to it in the course of our life things of which we have never had any suspicion.

Marcel Proust

There are any number of people who profess to be good Christian people who are willing to believe all kinds of things on suspicion. Now that is not the way the Bible directs for Christian people to do.

John Harvey Kellogg

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.

Mohandas Gandhi

Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.

Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.

Ralph Steadman

A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.

Samuel Butler

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt

Samuel Johnson

No matter how noble the objective of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion - it is an evil government.

Eric Hoffer

The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, ideas, predjudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, predjudices can kill and suspicion can destroy. A thoughtless, freightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all it's own for the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, is that these things can not be confined to the Twighlight Zone.

Rod Serling

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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