Distrust Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

“As people are retracting into their snail shell's security of “stay home, stay safe,” distrust has become the top concern on the list. A climate of suspicion or denunciation is taking hold, gradually destroying the strings of sociability. In the aftermath, every singular person must find out how to reweave the ties of trust and confidence in their community's social tissue. ("What do they think behind their dirty aprons?" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Nice words and nice appearance doesn't conclude that someone is nice, i believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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

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

Amy 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Hugh Mackay
“Our own brand of democracy has reached a point in its evolution where we expect ruthless, self-protective pragmatism from our politicians, rather than idealism; where noble sentiments are likely to be dismissed as the 'vision thing'; where winning is everything, civility is in short supply, and the lack of respect between political opponents - sometimes amounting almost to loathing - only serves to reinforce voters' cynicism about all of them (a cynicism deepened when voters occasionally learn that some of these combatants are actually quite friendly with each other offstage).”
Hugh Mackay, Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I can not vote for the best candidate. I am not on the list.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Charles Darwin
“Travelling ought also to teach him distrust; but at the same time he will discover, how many trully goodnatured people there are.”
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

Patrick Rothfuss
“Distrust turns quickly to dislike.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Chelsea G. Summers
“Eat what you love,' they say, and I have. But that's facile. It's not merely that I loved Giovanni, Andrew, Gil, and Marco; it's also that I lost them. And it's not merely that I loved and lost them; it's also that I hated them. As much as they were my lovers, they were my enemies, which is more or less all you can hope for from a person with whom you do not share DNA.”
Chelsea G. Summers, A Certain Hunger

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