Quotes by suspicion
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American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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.
English poet 1612-1680
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.
Gordon B. Hinckley
American religious leader and author 1995-2008
Conflict grows out of ignorance and suspicion.
Elwyn Brooks White
American writer 1899-1985
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
I never yet heard man or woman much abused, that I was not inclined to think the better of them; and to transfer any suspicion or dislike to the person who appeared to take delight in pointing out the defects of a fellowcreature.
American writer and criticus 1932-
It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian.
It is not virtuous women who are so ready to report suspicion of their sisters.
American politician 1961-
It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.
John B. S. Haldane
British scientist, writer 1892-1964
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
French writer 1802-1870
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
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