Suspicion Quotes

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Scott Dikkers
“Statistically speaking, there is a 65 percent chance that the love of your life is having an affair. Be very suspicious.”
Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

Criss Jami
“Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”
Criss Jami, Healology

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

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Criss Jami
“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Joyce Meyer
“Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential.”
Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

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

Joyce Meyer
“Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious..

Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit.”
Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

Gosho Aoyama
“Humans are suspicious and jealous creatures. When they see something perfect, they want to find a flaw.”
Gosho Aoyama, Meitantei Konan

Criss Jami
“Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“When we cannot share our values any longer and our incipient intentions have become blurry, common understanding may turn into irredeemable misunderstanding. If the spirit of common perspectives and commitments has irreversibly been broken, we might patently drift down into suspicion, remorse or regret. As such, shared initiatives ought to be reasoned and well thought-out to avoid ‘understanding’ becoming ‘misunderstanding’ and ‘hope’ breaking down into ‘heartbreak’. ("The unbreakable code " )”
Erik Pevernagie

“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

Karen Armstrong
“We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours. (22)”
Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Alexandre Dumas
“Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.”
Alexandre Dumas

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

Ann Radcliffe
“Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.”
Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho

Patrick Henry
“Suspicion is a virtue as long as its object is the public good, and as long as it stays within proper bounds. ... Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.”
Patrick Henry

Howard Tayler
“Maxim 18:
If the officers are leading from in front, watch out for an attack from the rear.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

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

“If the Tiber rises too high, or the Nile too low, the remedy is always feeding Christians to the lions.”

Umberto Eco
“I did not know then what Brother William was seeking, and to tell the truth, I still do not know today, and I presume he himself did not know, moved as he was solely by the desire for truth, and by the suspicion - which I could see he always harbored - that the truth was not what was appearing to him at any given moment.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Jennifer Egan
“Even the financial disclosure statements that political bloggers were required to post hadn't stemmed the suspicion that people's opinions weren't really their own. "Who's paying you?" was a retort that might follow any bout of enthusiasm, along with laughter - who would let themselves be bought?”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Bella Pollen
“A little bit of suspicion is a dangerous thing; a drop from a pipette of poison into a bucket of otherwise clean water.”
Bella Pollen, Midnight Cactus

Thrity Umrigar
“It was strange how she found out, One moment she didn't know; the next minute she did. One moment her mind was as blank as the desert; the next minute the snake of suspicion had slithered into her thoughts and raised its poisonous head.”
Thrity Umrigar, The Space Between Us

Joan Lowery Nixon
“...each of us from the seance stood alone. Like so many pillars of salt, we had tried to look back and failed. And in the eyes of the others who shared the pale, flat sky with us, there was sometimes suspicion, sometimes a little fear.”
Joan Lowery Nixon, The Séance

Julie Berry
“Each of us could be under a cloud of suspicion for the rest of our lives."

"A black spot," Dour Elinor intoned. "A blemish upon our maiden purity."

"Oh, no, surely not," disgraceful Mary Jane replied. "Not for such a trifling thing as neglecting to mention the death of a headmistress and her nasty brother. No one could really be upset over that. It takes much more fun to leave a blemish upon one's maiden purity.”
Julie Berry, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

“Peace is a place of unhindered enjoyment of friendship beyond guilt, suspicion, blame of inferiority”
François Du Toit, The Mirror Bible

Maureen Johnson
“Periodically someone would encourage her to walk through the woods or try out the mountain bike. Stevie viewed these offers with grave suspicion and declined.”
Maureen Johnson, The Box in the Woods

Valentin Rasputin
“You can't rid of yourself suspicion that easily; once it appears it exists independently; and then it takes over, and the person has no control over it.”
Valentin Rasputin, Live and Remember

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