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33 Suspicion Quotes

Suspicion is a mental picture seen through an imaginary keyhole

Thomas Paine Quotes

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Disagreeable suspicions are usually the fruits of a second marriage. [Lat., Les soupcons importuns Sont d'un second hymen les fruits les plus communs.]

Jean Baptiste Racine Quotes , Source: Phedre (II, 5)

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Suspicion follows close on mistrust.

Gotthold Lessing Quotes

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There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.

Alexandre Dumas Père Quotes

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Suspicion is the courageous side of weakness

Thomas Kempis Quotes

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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 become corrupt

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Quoth Sidrophel, If you suppose, Sir Knight, that I am one of those, I might suspect, and take th' alarm, You bus'ness is but to inform; But if it be, 'tis ne'er the near, You have a wrong sow by the ear.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto III, l. 575)

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Without your knowledge, the eyes and ears of many will see and watch you, as they have done already. [Lat., Multorum te etiam oculi et aures non sentientem, sicuti adhuc fecerunt, speculabuntur atque custodient.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Orationes In Catilinam (I, 2)

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The wolf dreads the pitfall, the hawk suspects the snare, and the kite the covered hook. [Lat., Cautus enim metuit foveam lupus, accipiterque Suspectos laqueos, et opertum milvius hamum.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 16, 50)

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Suspicion follows close on mistrust. [Ger., Argwohnen folgt auf Misstrauen.]

Ephraim Gotthold Lessing Quotes , Source: Nathan der Weise (V, 8)

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What the devil was he doing in this galley? [Fr., Que diable alloit-il faire dans cette galere?]

Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere Quotes , Source: Fourberies de Scapin (act II, 11)

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As to Caesar, when he was called upon, he gave no testimony against Clodius, nor did he affirm that he was certain of any injury done to his bed. He only said, "He had divorced Pompeia because the wife of Caesar ought not only to be clear of such a crime, but of the very suspicion of it."

Plutarch Quotes , Source: Life of Cicero

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Julius Caesar divorced his wife Pompeia, but declared at the trial that he knew nothing of what was alleged against her and Clodius. When asked why, in that case, he had divorced her, he replied: "Because I would have the chastity of my wife clear even of suspicion."

Plutarch Quotes , Source: Life of Julius Caesar

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All seems infected that the infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 568)

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All is not well. I doubt some foul play. Would the night were come! Till then sit still, my soul. Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at I, ii)

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Would he were fatter! But I fear him not. Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Caesar at I, ii)

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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Richard, Duke of Gloucester at V, vi)

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The losing side is full of suspicion. [Lat., Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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All persons as they become less prosperous, are the more suspicious. They take everything as an affront; and from their conscious weakness, presume that they are neglected. [Lat., Omnes quibus res sunt minus secundae magis sunt, nescio quomodo, Suspiciosi; ad contumeliam omnia accipiunt magis; Propter suam impotentiam se credunt negligi.]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Adelphi (IV, 3, 14)

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To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Adelphi (IV, 3, 14)

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Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.

B C Forbes Quotes

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I have a strong suspicion . . . that much that passes for constant love is a golded- up moment walking in its sleep.

Zora Neale Hurston Quotes

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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.

Demosthenes Quotes

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