Quotations on Suspicion

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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
(Keywords: Government, Fear, Attitude, Press, Suspicion, Workers)

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
(Keywords: Happiness, Virtue, Enemy, Suspicion, Will)

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
(Keywords: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Work, Suspicion, Writer, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Happiness, Friend, Virtue, Enemy, Right, Suspicion, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Suspicion, Weight)

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
(Keywords: Being, Suspicion, Washington, Years)

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
(Keywords: People, Fame, Famous, Suspicion, Want)

The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges.
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Keywords: Suspicion, World)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Belief, Humanity, Martyrs, May, Suspicion, Will)

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Suspicion, Universe)

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)

Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.
- Elia Kazan
(Keywords: Facts, Mystery, Secrecy, Suspicion, Will)

If somebody gives me his hand, I will not look at him with suspicion.
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
(Keywords: Suspicion, Will)

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
- James Monroe
(Keywords: War, Preparation, Suspicion, Will)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Sacrifice, Day, Mistrust, Suspicion, Will)

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
(Keywords: Man, Pleasure, Suspicion, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Life, Time, Suspicion, World)

There is such a suspicion in today's world of people who do more than one thing, who aren't specialized.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Keywords: People, Suspicion, Today, World)

There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
- Rod Serling
(Keywords: Thoughts, Suspicion, Weapons)

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
(Keywords: Class, Law, Man, Partnership, School, Suspicion, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Church, Being, Suspicion, Tradition)

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