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The Best Quotes About Suspicion

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A list of the best suspicion quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous suspicion quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic suspicion quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational suspicion quotes from that same writer.

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    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.

    Francis Bacon
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    The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.

    Eric Hoffer
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    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
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    What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

    George Eliot
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    Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.

    Robert Burns
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    Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.

    B. C. Forbes
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    Suspicion is most often useless pain.

    Samuel Johnson
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    He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.

    Samuel Johnson
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    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
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    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.

    Ben Jonson
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    Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.

    Thomas Paine
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    Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.

    Philip Sidney
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    We are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspected.

    Henry David Thoreau
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    We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.

    Tennessee Williams
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    "This is as 'alone' as I'm likely to get with you -- you're not half so fetching as your daughter."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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    "There are stranger things here than Thebans know about….”

    Janet Morris
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    “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?"

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris