Distrust Quotes

Quotes tagged as "distrust" (showing 1-30 of 76)
Peter David
“That was when it was all made painfully clear to me. When you are a child, there is joy. There is laughter. And most of all, there is trust. Trust in your fellows. When you are an adult...then comes suspicion, hatred, and fear. If children ran the world, it would be a place of eternal bliss and cheer. Adults run the world; and there is war, and enmity, and destruction unending. Adults who take charge of things muck them up, and then produce a new generation of children and say, "The children are the hope of the future." And they are right. Children are the hope of the future. But adults are the damnation of the present, and children become adults as surely as adults become worm food.
Adults are the death of hope.”
Peter David, Tigerheart

George Eliot
“What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

L.M. Montgomery
“Never be silent with persons you love and distrust," Mr. Carpenter had said once. "Silence betrays.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily's Quest

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Dennis E. Adonis
“Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.”
Dennis E. Adonis

Criss Jami
“I never feel unsafe except for when the majority is on my side.”
Criss Jami, Healology

C. JoyBell C.
“We doubt in others, what is in fact in ourselves. The skeletons in your own closet are the things that scare you the most about others; people who come from a background of lying are suspicious of lying in others and so on and so forth. The most trusting of people, are not people who have never been betrayed or who have never felt pain; but the most trusting of people are those who in themselves do not find those things worthy of that blame. We see the world through the eyes of the condition of our own souls.”
C. JoyBell C.

Aravind Adiga
“A White Tiger keeps no friends. It's too dangerous.”
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

Michel de Montaigne
“So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination... And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring forth in the agitation.”
Michel de Montaigne

Amy Wilson Carmichael
“If my attitude be on of fear, not faith, about the one who has disappointed me; if I say “Just what I expected,” if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary Love.”
Amy Wilson Carmichael, If

Victoria Schwab
“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.”
Victoria Schwab, The Unbound

Brando Skyhorse
“Faith is a luxury for those who are able to ignore what the rest of us must see every day. Pessimism, distrust, and irony are the holy trinity of my religion, irony in particular.”
Brando Skyhorse, The Madonnas of Echo Park

Ruta Sepetys
“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.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“Honest unaffected distrust of human abilities under all circumstances is the surest sign of strength of mind.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Anthony Liccione
“Distrust is like a vicious fire that keeps going and going, even put out, it will reignite itself, devouring the good with the bad, and still feeding on empty.”
Anthony Liccione

George W. Bush
“And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it.”
George W. Bush

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Noli me tangere,
noli me legere,
noli me videre,
noli me”
Mark Z. Danielewski

Anna Godbersen
“After Henry's treatment of her she wasn't sure that men could honestly love women but she wanted to believe it. She wanted to be told pretty things and for the frightening clip of her heart to slow to something more reasonable.”
Anna Godbersen, Envy

George Soros
“The world order needs a major overhaul.”
George Soros, The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

Nuala O'Faolain
“But this upland pass was the right place for remembering how, when I was young, I learned to feel for the harshness underneath every soft appearance.”
Nuala O'Faolain, My Dream of You

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Master, can you trust this bank to keep your money safe?
Master of Stupidity: Well, I can put a bit less distrust on this bank than others.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Stephen M. Irwin
“A month ago, Gavin had given his employer four weeks' notice. "I'll get a job around here," he'd told her. "Something low-stress, part-time, maybe. We're not paying rent, and Dad's left us plenty. You should quit, too." A year earlier this news would have filled her with delicious, full fat, chocolate-coated joy. But now, after a grueling routine of shitty work, shitty- weird home life in a house where the shadow of a dead boy walked more solidly than the grownups, shitty headaches, shitty worry about a husband who couldn't keep his dick out of other women, the golden offer just weirded Laine out. She didn't trust it.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

“They say that the devil speaks in many tongues, and it is true, for here on Earth we speak in many different tongues.
We tell many lies.
We feed on the children and the souls of man as if it was nothing of consequence.
It was the devil who transformed heaven into hell.
And that devil is us!”
Anthony T. Hincks

Emory R. Frie
“I find it difficult to trust my eyes. Things are never what they seem.”
Emory R. Frie, Enchanted Forest

“It's when the dust settles that the lies blanket society.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Sara Bareilles
“Idolized my innocence,
Stole it from me in the end

Now I’m wide awaken and still paying for the poison they sold me.”
Sara Bareilles, Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest

“______________The Darkness of Lies______________
Don't deny I am right, for in your heart you see the truth within my words as if you had spoken them, yourself.
And see not the darkness as a time to sleep, but as a time to be wary for that is when the phantoms with the lies shall come out of the shadows. For they fear the light.
But when you give the lies strength, then the light shall waiver in its intensity and brightness until it is over whelmed by the darkness.
And say not that you weren't warned, for you were, but you chose to ignore what was right there in front of you.
Truth to oneself, and in the word will be the only savior.
Trust shall be lost, for how can we trust our neighbor when he is the one with the lies.
But, trust we must, for not to trust is what the darkness wants.
It wants your lies!
It wants your distrust!
It wants your deceitful words & thoughts.
It wants you and yours!
But, if you are to deny it, you must believe in each other and in the word of love.
You have been warned!”
Anthony T. Hincks

Mikhail Naimy
“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.”
Mikhail Naimy, The Book of Mirdad: The Strange Story of a Monastery Which Was Once Called the Ark

James Baldwin
“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.)”
James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

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