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Distrust

  • Once suspicion is aroused, every thing feeds it.

  • What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

  • If his word were a bridge, I'd be afraid to cross.

  • Set the foot down with distrust upon the crust of the world — it is thin.

  • He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not.

  • ... nothing is so capable of overturning a good intention as to show a distrust of it; to be suspected for an enemy, is often sufficient to make a person become one ...

    • Madame de Sévigné,
    • 1670, Letters of Madame de Sévigné to Her Daughter and Her Friends, vol. 1 ()
  • ... distrust ... is the beginning of hatred.

  • It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.