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- 1Francis Bacon
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little, and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more, and not keep their suspicions in smother.
- 2Eric Hoffer
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
- 3Joseph Addison
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.
- 4George Eliot
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- 5Robert Burns
Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
- 6B. C. Forbes
Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
- 7Samuel Johnson
Suspicion is most often useless pain.
- 8Samuel Johnson
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.
- 9Hosea Ballou
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.
- 10Ben Jonson
A new disease? I know not, new or old, but it may well be called poor mortals plague for, like a pestilence, it doth infect the houses of the brain till not a thought, or motion, in the mind, be free from the black poison of suspect.
- 11Thomas Paine
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
- 12Philip Sidney
Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.
- 13Henry David Thoreau
We are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspected.
- 14Tennessee Williams
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
- 15Janet Morris, Chris Morris
"This is as 'alone' as I'm likely to get with you -- you're not half so fetching as your daughter."
- 16Janet Morris
"There are stranger things here than Thebans know about….”
- 17Janet Morris, Chris Morris
“These Stepsons tread where mortals don’t belong, some of us think. They seek out battle high above their station. Who knows what powers may yet take them and their mystic allies to task, bring them their comeuppance?"