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Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges.
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
In Hollywood there's a great openness, almost a voracious appetite for new people. In England there's a great suspicion of the new. In cultural terms, that can be a good thing, but when you're trying to break into the film industry, it's definitely a bad thing.
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.
I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
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.
Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.
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.
The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion.
Friedrich August von Hayek
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
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
John B. S. Haldane
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.
Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
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.
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion.
Ideologists of all kinds find a strange sort of comfort in the madness of the crowd; it confirms them in their suspicion that history, far from being made by the great mass of individuals - as Marx averred - is rather unmade by a single massive individual, a collective Other, who stands in stark contrast to you and he.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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