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Suspicion

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 (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

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

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

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

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) American playwright.

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 (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

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 (1573-1637) English dramatist, poet and actor.

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

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

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

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

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

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Suspicion is most often useless pain.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

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