Best 103 of Distrust quotes - MyQuotes
Playing nice" comes naturally when our neuroception detects safety and promotes physiological states that support social behavior. However, pro-social behavior will not occur when our neuroception misreads the environmental cues and triggers physiological states that support defensive strategies. After all, "playing nice" is not appropriate or adaptive behavior in dangerous or life-threatening situations. In these situations, humans - like other mammals - react with more primitive neurobiological defense systems. To create relationships, humans must subdue these defensive reactions to engage, attach, and form lasting social bonds. Humans have adaptive neurobehavioral systems for both pro-social and defensive behaviors.
There's been a growing dissatisfaction and distrust with the conventional publishing industry, in that you tend to have a lot of formerly reputable imprints now owned by big conglomerates.
Republics exist only on the tenure of being constantly agitated.... There is no republican road to safety but in constant distrust.
Distrust my wisdom, but regard my truth.
Mutual ignorance breeds mutual distrust.
To be naive is to be unaware of how stupid and cruel other people are; but, by some definitions, ignorance is nearly the opposite of naivety in being a kind of cynicism, in being unaware of their intelligence and humanity. It seems to be a normal although unfortunate case that the great many of us consciously abhor ignorance in others yet subconsciously practice it ourselves: as naivety is apparent and well-known to inflict its damage upon oneself; whereas the alternative and the easier, ignorance, its damage upon others.
If the things cross its limits, raises the issues that lead to conflict and end on distrust and doubt. The wise people do not adopt such a position to make way for that. It is the practice of the fools and the duffers.
We cannot be too cautious, Hannelore. Just because someone knocks on the door doesn't mean you have to open it. Sometimes, sweet girl, there are wolves at the door. If we are not careful, they might eat us.
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens
To switch effectively from defense to social engagement strategies, the nervous system must do two things: (1) assess risk, and (2) if the environment looks safe, inhibit the primitive defensive reactions to fight, flight or freeze.
The first and last weakness of his life, before him again. For a moment he felt himself blinded by his own memories; his own remembrances of the wits and wiles of Marian Halcombe that would steal into his thoughts; the sound of her laughter at his outrageous tales, the shadowed glance of distrust, the way her eyebrows would raise ever so slightly despite her resolution to seem disinterested in his foreign insights. She was the first woman he ventured to have complete equality in matching his tremendous cleverness.
Unprovoked hostility is often but displaced self-defense: 'I must stop him before he stops me.' In many of such environments, nobody is really hateful so much as they are just fearful.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Always to distrust is an error, as well as always to trust.
Emory R. Frie
I find it difficult to trust my eyes. Things are never what they seem.
Trust is like the runt of our emotional litter; under harsh conditions, it's usually the first to die.
Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.
If they do not even respect their own, they respect no one.
I distrust all multiculturalism, liberal or conservative. The Balkans amply demonstrate the perils of Balkanization.
Once suspicion is aroused, every thing feeds it.
Allen W. Wood
Descartes recommended that we distrust the senses and rely on the ... use of our intellect.
When industries don’t change with time, Someone like Elon Musk will push the industry towards the change. Change is an integral part of the evolution process. How can we stop the change to happen?
The subject of contemporary art should include a political dimension, the distrust contemporary art has towards the existing order. One manifestation of this distrust is the mechanical dichotomization between art's form and its political content; the other is the institutionalizing tendency of anti-institutionalization. We almost never resist ourselves - the part of ourselves that has been institutionalized. We have occupied the word "resistance" and have become its owner, while "resistance" has become our servant. Thus, we own "resistance" and occupy it as a position of power.
But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Distrust all those who talk much of their justice!
The actuality that the heart does not want to feel, doesn't negate the certitude that it once felt and will still feel.
Marie De Rabutin-chantal
Nothing is so capable of overturning a good intention as to show a distrust of it; to be suspected for an enemy, is often sufficient to make a person become one.
You feel yourself working to show something. I've learned to distrust that feeling.
Theodor W. Adorno
Among today's adept practitioners, the lie has long since lost its honest function of misrepresenting reality. Nobody believes anybody, everyone is in the know. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion. The lie, once a liberal means of communication, has today become one of the techniques of insolence enabling each individual to spread around him the glacial atmosphere in whose shelter he can thrive.
Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals.
Parents can make us distrust ourselves. To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.
It is not for nothing that an ominous feeling often attaches itself to a procession. In films and stories we see spectacles forming in the street and parades coming from around the corner, and we know to greet then with distrust and apprehension: their intent is still to be revealed.
Michael Bassey Johnson
A lie can only make a temporary sense. The truth is permanent and lasts forever.
In a small town where everyone knows everyone it is almost impossible to believe that one of your acquaintance could murder anyone. For that reason, if the signs are not pretty strong in a particular direction, it must be some dark stranger, some wanderer from the outside world where such things happen.
The Iron Law of Meritocracy states that eventually the inequality produced by a meritocratic system will grow large enough to subvert the mechanisms of mobility. Unequal outcomes make equal opportunity impossible….Those who are able to climb up the ladder will find ways to pull it up after them, or selectively lower it down to allow their friends, allies and kin to scramble up.
I move on feeling and have learned to distrust those who don't.
Trust no government... especially your own.
Seek no authority over the lives of men; of that the Omniwill is master. Nor seek authority over the goods of men; for men are chained so much to their goods as to their lives, and they distrust and hate the meddlers with their chains. But seek a way into the hearts of men through Love and Understanding; for once installed therein you can and better work to loose men of their chains. For love will guide your hand, while Understanding holds the lantern.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defence against betrayal.
It is considered a rather cheerful axiom that all Americans distrust politicians. (No one takes the further and less cheerful step of considering just what effect this mutual contempt has on either the public or the politicians, who have, indeed, very little to do with one another.)
Nations do not distrust each other because they are armed. They are armed because they distrust each other.
distrust ... is the beginning of hatred.
It is distrust of God to be troubled about what is to come; impatience against God to be troubled with what is present; and anger at God to be troubled for what is past.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.
Idolized my innocence, Stole it from me in the end Now I’m wide awaken and still paying for the poison they sold me.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Those who pretend as if they don't love you, are the ones who would hate to see you love another person.
The one to distrust is the person who never makes a mistake, never commits a blunder, never fails in what he tries to do. Either he is a phony, or he stays with the safe, the tried and the trivial.
In the era of public distrust of the police, it is common sense not to be a police officer.
Persistent distrust is the flame of deceit. Be as good as your word or be singed by the heat.
Expose not the secret failings of mankind, otherwise you must verily bring scandal upon them and distrust upon yourself.
Unsettling are the days in which everyone is an expert.
My first impression of [Patricia Highsmith] was a loneliness, a sadness in one so young (we were both in our early thirties) with absolutely no sense of joy or balance. Gauche to an extreme, really physically clumsy as well as boyish, it was almost impossible to put her at ease. It was as if she felt a deep distrust of everything.