Quotations on Distrust

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The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is not just founded on an ideological presupposition. They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence officials because they don't understand what the real problems are.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Policy, Distrust, Problems)

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: Civilization, Disease, Distrust, Nations)

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: People, Distrust, Press, Service)

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Love, Acquaintance, Distrust, Reason)

What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance.
- Tom Daschle
(Keywords: Acceptance, Distrust, Now)

I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust.
- Edward Dmytryk
(Keywords: Family, Sacrifice, Being, Career, Defense, Distrust, Party)

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
- Norman Douglas
(Keywords: Authority, Distrust, Duty, First)

I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Men, Blood, Distrust, Man, Pleasure)

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Caution, Distrust, Parents, Security)

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
- William E. Gladstone
(Keywords: Trust, People, Fear, Conservatism, Distrust, Liberalism, Prudence)

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
- Frank Herbert
(Keywords: People, Action, Distrust, Want)

When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes
(Keywords: Faith, Certainty, Distrust, Doubt, Prayer, Universe)

We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.
- Josefa Iloilo
(Keywords: Development, Inspiration, Strength, Distrust, Diversity)

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
(Keywords: Politics, People, Distrust, Party, President, Selfishness, Suspicion, United, Will)

But I think one of the reasons I tend to stay in the water most of the time is I distrust the comfort.
- Frank Langella
(Keywords: Time, Comfort, Distrust, Water)

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Keywords: People, Confidence, Cowardice, Distrust, Hatred, Opinions)

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: Age, Wisdom, Distrust, Doctrine)

When distrust exists between governments, when there is a danger of war, they will not be willing to disarm even when logic indicates that disarmament would not affect military security at all.
- Ludwig Quidde
(Keywords: War, Danger, Distrust, Logic, Military, Security, Will)

However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Truth, Distrust, Sincerity)

The state has, in order to control us, introduced division into our thinking, so that we come to distrust others and look to the state for protection.
- Butler Shaffer
(Keywords: Control, Distrust, Order, Protection, State, Thinking)

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
- Henry L. Stimson
(Keywords: Life, Trust, Distrust, Man)

Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability.
- Ellen Tauscher
(Keywords: War, Strategy, Diplomacy, Distrust, Nation, National security, Order, Right)

The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
- William Temple
(Keywords: Company, Distrust, Man, Opinions, Rules, Talk, Value)

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
- Alvin Toffler
(Keywords: Intelligence, Distrust, Judgment)

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Keywords: Work, Anger, Life, People, Distrust, Greed, Losing, Needs)

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Keywords: Life, Distrust, Simplicity)









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