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Suspicion Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Suspicion.

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Values Honor Purpose

Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty,
while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
- Kin Hubbard

Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous
than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn
adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
- Elihu Root

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Anybody who had come up with a new concept would have
been under suspicion for being out of step with the
tradition or out of step with the teachings of the church.
- John Templeton

We have made drugs an Olympic event.
It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even
the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
- Bill Toomey

Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
- Robert Burns

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear
as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow,
free and open, across international boundaries.
- Harry S. Truman

The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified
is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Yet now we are faced with the sickening suspicion that
technology has run ahead of us.
- Richard Dooling

There is such a suspicion in today's world of people
who do more than one thing,
who aren't specialized.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

I am looked upon with suspicion.
I am on the "other side."
- Harry Ellis Dickson

Caesar's wife should be above suspicion.
- John Langhorne

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise,
which is an advantage and security to all,
but especially to democracies as against despots -
suspicion.
- Demosthenes

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
- James Monroe

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society;
and any eminent departure from it,
under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
- Edmund Burke

I have a sneaking suspicion that if there were a way
to make movies without actors,
George Lucas would do it.
- Mark Hamill

If somebody gives me his hand, I will not look at him with suspicion.
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer,
and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that
I would never be fit for real work,
and that writing didn't require any.
- Russell Baker

As I read, my suspicion that Jesus might really be
the Messiah was confirmed.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an
organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery,
suspicion and secrecy.
Hard and exact facts will cool it.
- Elia Kazan

There are weapons that are simply thoughts.
For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
- Rod Serling

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

Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press,
humanitarians included and especially government workers,
is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
- Alvin Adams

The fundamental problem for Republicans when it comes
to the environment is that whatever you say is viewed
through the prism of suspicion.
- Frank Luntz

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness;
he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious,
and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- Joseph Addison

After being Washington's aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown,
Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion
because of his association with Tories.
- Ron Chernow

Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.
- Ralph Steadman

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
- Petrarch

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day.
It was al-Qaeda.
We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker
down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.
- Barack Obama

I have a sneaking suspicion that all religions lead to the same place,
a very unified place.
- Jewel Kilcher

Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays
a less important part in a consumer society,
where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
- Christopher Lasch

Suspicion is the companion of mean souls,
and the bane of all good society.
- Thomas Paine

I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence
cannot imagine being under suspicion.
- Pierre Corneille

Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion,
as insecure.
- John Buchanan Robinson

From depicting the past, so goes the suspicion,
it is a short step to glorifying the past.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

A man should be just cultured enough to be able to
look with suspicion upon culture at first,
not second hand.
- Samuel Butler

My body has certainly wandered a good deal,
but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough.
- Noel Coward

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose,
but queerer than we can suppose.
- John B. S. Haldane

Caesar's wife must be above suspicion.
- Julius Caesar

The world was not created once and for all time for each of us individually.
There are added to it in the course of our life things
of which we have never had any suspicion.
- Marcel Proust

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right;
more often unjust than just.
It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
- Hosea Ballou

A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner,
for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation,
and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
- John Foxe

Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor.
- C. S. Forester

When public men indulge themselves in abuse,
when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort
to innuendo and insinuation,
to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged,
and democracy is baffled.
- J. William Fulbright

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged.
She is satisfied with herself.
Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert
all her powers of pleasing without suspicion.
All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
- Jane Austen

I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was
not inclined to think the better of them,
and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one
who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another.
- Jane Porter

That is perceptive of you, because in this country
men dancers have always been viewed with suspicion.
If you were an actor, a star, and a dancer,
you had to be, or have a name like someone "mainstream."
- Cesar Romero

I guess I had a suspicion of it my entire life without
knowing exactly what it was -
knowing that there was something different about me,
which I attributed to being an artist.
At 11 or 12 I started sort of clarifying for myself.
It took a while.
- Randy Harrison

Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it;
materialism,
and a consequent intellectual laxity,
both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it
is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and
the constitution of the state,
whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection
in suspicion and in armed guards.
- Aeschines

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School
and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated.
A man who invested wisely would be admired,
but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
- Barbra Streisand

The progress of the natural sciences in modern times
has of course so much exceeded all expectations that
any suggestion that there may be some limits to it
is bound to arouse suspicion.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual,
is viewed with suspicion.
We acquired this tendency, of course,
from America, and we must resist it:
levelling,
and imitation of what others are already doing.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Singling out political opponents for working against
the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical
government from Red China to Venezuela.
The first step in the process is creating unfounded
public suspicion of political opponents,
followed by arresting and jailing any who continue
speaking against the regime.
- John Carter

Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion
are better moving than at rest,
since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it,
being weighed together with their sins.
- Franz Kafka

What we won when all of our people united must not
be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics.
Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept,
the nomination of my party for another term as president.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality:
it is said,
not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell
all the enemies of the political cause,
which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God.
- Goldwin Smith

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able
to dispense with its martyrs,
I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more
thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
- John B. S. Haldane

There are any number of people who profess to be good
Christian people who are willing to believe all kinds of things on suspicion.
Now that is not the way the Bible directs for Christian people to do.
- John Harvey Kellogg

There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement,
that has not operated in the interests of money,
and for the time being permitted by money -
and that without the idealists among its leaders having
the slightest suspicion of the fact.
- Oswald Spengler

I always regarded people who want fame with a lot of suspicion.
Unless you have a product to sell, I don't know why
anyone would want to be famous.
I can't imagine what need that would fill.
- Jessica Cutler

So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped
this prosecution because part of her defence was to
question legality and that would have brought his advice
into the public domain again and there was something
fishy about the way in which he said war was legal.
- Clare Short

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and
who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion,
jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those
who refuse to do likewise,
and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
- Johannes Brahms

There is no rule more invariable than that
we are paid for our suspicions
by finding what we suspect.
- Henry David Thoreau

Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made:
In the Middle East and in the Muslim world,
suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
- Wilson Mizner


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