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German poet and philosopher 1844-1900+1
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
English writer and poet 1819-1880+1
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-19730
America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an élite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.
American Novelist, Essayist 1932-0
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.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-18620
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-19700
For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.
Suzan B. Anthony
American social reformer and women's rights activist 1820-19060
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do.
Joe E. Lewis
I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
Edward M. Forster
English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-19700
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
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.Source: Speech Oxford (2001)
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-16800
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-18810
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.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-19560
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-19470
Seek simplicity but distrust it.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
American poet 1892-19500
Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world - it is thin.