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See how fortune deludes us, and that which we put carefully into her hands, she either breaks or lets it fall from her hands, or causes it to be removed by the violence of another, or suffocates and poisons, or taints with suspicion, fear and jealousy to the great hurt and ruin of the possessor.
Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela. The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
I don't lead a writer's life. And I think that can be a source of suspicion and irritation to some people.
Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
Harry S Truman
The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges.
Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor.
C. S. Forester
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it.
Dirt used to be a badge of honor. Dirt used to look like work. But we've scrubbed the dirt off the face of work, and consequently we've created this suspicion of anything that's too dirty.
We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
Henry David Thoreau
I guess the Democrats have to pretend to be more pious than the Republicans because they are under suspicion of not being.
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.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
E. B. White
Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.
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.
I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.
J. William Fulbright
In my experience lust only ever leads to misery. All that suspicion and jealousy and anguish it unleashes. I don't want those things in my life.
I think we always view people who make us feel uncomfortable and appear to intrude on our middle-class cozy space, we view them with, if not hostility, at least suspicion, discomfort, embarrassment.
Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
John B. S. Haldane
It wouldn't matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn't have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that's the way that it is. That's what the federal law says. And that's what the law in Arizona says.
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
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