Best 103 of Distrust quotes - MyQuotes
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!
Jean Francois Paul De Gondi
The most mistrustful are often the greatest dupes.
She dreamed of autumn. Of chilly autumn winds and soft fall rains. She could even feel the cool moisture as the rain drops touched her face and ran down her cheeks.
It takes immaturity to be hurt by the fact that someone does not trust you.
Such reproductions may not interest the reader; but after all, this is my autobiography, not his; he is under no obligation to read further in it; he was under none to begin. A modest or inhibited autobiography is written without entertainment to the writer and read with distrust by the reader.
Alfred North Whitehead
Seek simplicity, then distrust.
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.
The day must come when trust will be as natural to your nature as distrust now seems to be.
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.
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.
„Człowiek podejrzliwy z natury wystawiony jest na nieszczęście. Podejrzliwość jest jak kwas, trawi naczynie, w którym się znajduje, pożera tego, kto ją żywi: dniem i nocą strzec się całego rodzaju ludzkiego, nieustannie głowić się nad tym, jak uniknąć intryg i udaremnić spiski, jakiego użyć fortelu, żeby z daleka dostrzec zastawioną na niego sieć – to wszystko są korzenie wszelkiej szkody. To one nie dają człowiekowi żyć.
Emory R. Frie
I find it difficult to trust my eyes. Things are never what they seem.
Wickedness never rests easily so, in a way, one might almost feel pity for the wicked, for they are destined to live their lives in fear, in a prison of the heart.
When distrust is so profound that it makes you wary of every word dripping from honeyed lips... It sharpens your instincts...Now for a woman, THAT is a powerful weapon...
It is the nature and pleasure of townspeople to distrust the city. All the guiding principles that might flow from a center of ideas and cultural energies are regarded as corrupt, one or another kind of pornography. This is how it is with towns.
There are those who always think the worst of people. That's because they are the worst of people.
distrust ... is the beginning of hatred.
The actuality that the heart does not want to feel, doesn't negate the certitude that it once felt and will still feel.
If they do not even respect their own, they respect no one.
I distrust all dead and mechanical formulas for expressing anything connected with human affairs and human personalities. Putting human affairs in exact formulas shows in itself a lack of the sense of humor and therefore a lack of wisdom.
Da used to say that lies were easy, but trust was hard. Trust is like faith: it can turn people into believers, but every time it's lost, trust becomes harder and harder to win back.
Inheritance Tax; - it is, broadly speaking; a voluntary levy paid by those who distrust their heirs more than they dislike the Inland Revenue
Alfred North Whitehead
The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanation of complex facts... Seek simplicity and distrust it.
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens
Idolized my innocence, Stole it from me in the end Now I’m wide awaken and still paying for the poison they sold me.
Always trust people and they may let you down. Always distrust people and you have let them down.
Some survivors can be wary of most people, yet blinded by compassion toward fellow survivors or others who suffer — or who pretend to suffer, or exaggerate their sufferings, in order to take advantage of the survivor. Some survivors overidentify with other survivors, not realizing that even if someone was traumatized or suffers in a similar way, it doesn’t necessarily mean that person is honest. Being either overly suspicious or overly trusting can create problems with a partner who is able to judge the sincerity of others more realistically.
O father Abram, what these Christians are, Whose own hard dealing teaches them suspect The thoughts of others!
Seneca The Younger
Many men provoke others to overreach them by excessive suspicion; their extraordinary distrust in some sort justifies the deceit.
Not everything is nefarious.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Always to distrust is an error, as well as always to trust.
Even the richest of brands are robbed by poor character.
You feel yourself working to show something. I've learned to distrust that feeling.
I move on feeling and have learned to distrust those who don't.
Shame on the misguided, the blinded, the distracted and the divided. Shame. You have allowed deceptive men to corrupt and desensitize your hearts and minds to unethically fuel their greed.
Trust is like the runt of our emotional litter; under harsh conditions, it's usually the first to die.
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.
Campaigns waged with lies presage governments racked by distrust. The sclerosis starts there.
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.
Allen W. Wood
Descartes recommended that we distrust the senses and rely on the ... use of our intellect.
Persistent distrust is the flame of deceit. Be as good as your word or be singed by the heat.
The superior weapon of choice to fight ineffective, unwarranted distrust and fear, is a commitment to believing in others, coupled with a charitable heart; it is then that logic and intellect can be most successfully employed to deal with such negative emotions.
Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.
Nita: I think I overdid the vulnerability stuff in this last letter. and that’s why I’m having an anxiety attack. Howard: With the vulnerability comes the possibility that you’ll be betrayed. Now that you’ve laid yourself wide open, I am the agent of this betrayal? It’s not my style. Nita: I’ve thought it wasn't other people’s style, too.
Nations do not distrust each other because they are armed. They are armed because they distrust each other.
Michael Bassey Johnson
A lie can only make a temporary sense. The truth is permanent and lasts forever.
Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals.
The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.
The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it.
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?