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America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an lite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Such reproductions may not interest the reader; but after all, this is my autobiography, not his; he is under no obligation to read further in it; he was under none to begin. A modest or inhibited autobiography is written without entertainment to the writer and read with distrust by the reader.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie. The rude shocks and uncomfortably constraining influences of life disappear among graceful women and poetical men; they are the most deceptive beings in creation; distrust and doubt cannot stand before them; they create what they imagine; if they do not lie to others, they do to their own hearts; for illusion is their element, fiction their vocation, and pleasures in appearance their happiness. Beware of grace in woman, and poetry in man -- weapons the more dangerous because the least dreaded!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It was when reporters became journalists and when objectivity gave way to searching for truth, that an aura of distrust and fear arose around the New Journalist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Country people tend to consider that they have a corner on righteousness and to distrust most manifestations of cleverness, while people in the city are leery of righteousness but ascribe to themselves all manner of cleverness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The national distrust of the contemplative temperament arises less from an innate Philistinism than from a suspicion of anything that cannot be counted, stuffed, framed or mounted over the fireplace in the den.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Seek simplicity but distrust it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You feel yourself working to show something. I've learned to distrust that feeling.More [05/30/2006 12:05:00]
Kasper Gutman:
You're a close-mouthed man?



Sam Spade:
Nah, I like to talk.



Kasper Gutman:
Better and better. I distrust a close-mouthed man. He generally picks the wrong time to talk and says the wrong things. Talking's something you can't do judiciously, unless you keep in practice.


[sits back]



Kasper Gutman:
Now, sir. We'll talk, if you like. I'll tell you right out, I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.



Sam Spade:
Swell. Will we talk about the black bird?

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Kasper Gutman:
I distrust a man who says "when." If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does.

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Madame, at Continental Art Gallery:
[to Leda] I not only dislike you; I distrust you.

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Doctor Louis Judd:
As a man you distrust me. Perhaps you can believe me as a physician

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Oedipus:
Only the gods escape the penalties of age and death. Time undermines everything. Nothing can stop the inevitable process of decay. The earth itself is eroded. The bodies of men wither, shrink and die. Good faith dies, too, and lies bear fruit and flourish. Between friend and friend, feelings slowly change, and between cities, too. Distrust grows. Love turns to hate, hate to love. And all joy in the passing of time becomes sorrow. It's fare-well and love between you and Thebes, not a cloud in sight. But time has an infinity of days and nights to live through yet. And the slightest pretext one day will be more than enough to cut down friendship with whole regiments of swords. I shall be long in my grave sleeping, a forgotten corpse. But it is then that my cold body will drink their hot blood.

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Vorador:
I distrust your origins, stranger, seeing you crawl from the putrid depths of Moebius' keep make me question your purpose here. And what should i make of your appearance human, clearly and more demon than vampire. And the Pillars? It is no mere coincidence that your arrival in that clearing heralded the Pillar's decay. And so i ask you plainly; are you the instrument of the Pillar's destruction or their salvation?



Raziel:
Neither.

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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.More [07/12/2011 12:07:55]
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.More [07/14/2011 04:07:19]
But I think one of the reasons I tend to stay in the water most of the time is I distrust the comfort.More [07/30/2011 12:07:04]
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.More [08/19/2011 08:08:42]
Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain, derived a distrust which has grown with the years not just of Germany but of all continental Europe.More [09/02/2011 10:09:13]
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.More [09/05/2011 01:09:36]
What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance.More [09/14/2011 06:09:43]
The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.More [10/18/2011 05:10:11]
I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way.More [11/11/2011 08:11:24]
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.More [11/11/2011 08:11:14]
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.More [11/11/2011 08:11:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Washington's answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The 'fiscal cliff' process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation's so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith and the universe is built on faith.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Often, we are quick to find blame with others but yet are unable to give constructive responses. There seems to be a tendency to doubt almost everything. Do we not have faith in our own people's strengths and in our institutions? Can we afford distrust amongst ourselves?More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Fear is the enemy. I distrust it. Any feeling or decision I make that might be motivated by fear I quickly reassess.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I was in enough to get along with people. I was never socially inarticulate. Not a loner. And that saved my life, saved my sanity. That and the writing. But to this day I distrust anybody who thought school was a good time. Anybody.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdoMore [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violenceMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I distrust those sentiments that are too far removed from nature,
and whose sublimity is blended with ridicule; which two are as
near one another as extreme wisdom and folly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When desperate ills demand a speedy cure,
Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of
others as of ourselves; neither vanity not conceit can exist in
the same atmosphere with it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He got a corporation mind. He doesn't believe in nature; he puts his trust and distrust in man.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Worry not about the possible troubles of the future; for if they come, you are but anticipating and adding to their weight; and if they do not come, your worry is useless; and in either case it is weak and in vain, and a distrust of God's providence.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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