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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.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

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.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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.

Author: Hosea Ballou (1771-1852)

Profession: American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism''

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

Author: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Profession: Scottish Poet

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.

Author: B. C. Forbes (1880-1954)

Profession: American Publisher

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

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

Suspicion is most often useless pain.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Ben Jonson (1573-1637)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

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

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.

Author: Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)

Profession: Italian Poet, Humanist

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

Author: Nathalie Sarraute (1902)

Profession: Russian Writer

If you ask a Negro where he's been, he'll tell you where he's going.

Author: Black American Saying


Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.

Author: Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

Profession: British Author, Courtier