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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 Johnson

 

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Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
~ B. C. Forbes

 

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

 

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If you ask a Negro where he's been, he'll tell you where he's going.
~ Black American Saying

 

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Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.
~ Sir Philip Sidney

 

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Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
~ Robert Burns

 

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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.
~ Hosea Ballou

 

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Suspicion is most often useless pain.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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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

 

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Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
~ Nathalie Sarraute

 

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Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
~ Francesco Petrarch

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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We are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspected.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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

 

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What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
~ George Eliot

 

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