Quotes: distrust

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    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.
  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward Hoagland
    American Novelist, Essayist 1932-
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    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
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    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
    Suzan B. Anthony
    American social reformer and women's rights activist 1820-1906
    Suzan B. Anthony
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    I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do.
  • Joe E. Lewis
    Joe E. Lewis
    American writer
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    I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
    Edward M. Forster
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    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.
  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson
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    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
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    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
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    Seek simplicity but distrust it.
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    American poet 1892-1950
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world - it is thin.
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