Quotes: distrust

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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
  • Sir William Temple
    Sir William Temple
    British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
    Sir William Temple
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    The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.
  • Brene Brown
    Brene Brown
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    The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection - and usually a little judgment.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    Lewis H. Lapham
    American essayist and editor 1935-
    Lewis H. Lapham
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    The national distrust of the contemplative temperament arises less from an innate Philistinism than from a suspicion of anything that cannot be counted, stuffed, framed or mounted over the fireplace in the den.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them - isn't this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?
  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright 1911-1983
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    We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician 1718-1800
    Hugh Blair
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    Worry not about the possible troubles of the future; for if they come, you are but anticipating and adding to their weight; and if they do not come, your worry is useless; and in either case it is weak and in vain, and a distrust of God's providence.
  • Alvin Toffler
    Alvin Toffler
    American writer, futurist, and businessman 1928-2016
    Alvin Toffler
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    You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
  • Graham Swift
    Graham Swift
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    You may have your suspicions, your fears, you may even believe there is something, somewhere, terribly, drastically wrong, but because someone else is in charge, because there is a part of the system above you which you don't know, you don't question it, you even distrust your own doubts.