quote by Abraham Lincoln

If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time.

— Abraham Lincoln

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Mistrust quote Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness.

Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness.

If you do not trust life to unfold, the mind takes over and it becomes a game of strategy, motivated by anxiety. This mistrust is unfair. Life has given us so much, and yet we do not trust it.

I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories.

.. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust... We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.

Creativity isn't about the advantage or disadvantage of a specific time or culture. Creativity is something that comes internally from a human being having a genuine mistrust of rules. And that may be the constant. It's almost like there's some rebellion in it.

Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

Constant kindness can accomplish much.

As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.

We must dissent from the fear.

He who sincerely seeks his real purpose in life is himself sought by that purpose. As he concentrates on that search a light begins to clear his confusion, call it revelation, call it inspiration, call it what you will. It is mistrust that misleads. Sincerity leads straight to the goal.

We slaughter one another in our words and attitudes.

We slaughter one another in the stereotypes and mistrust that linger in our heads, and the words of hate we spew from our lips.

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.

Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health.

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

I have been a conspirator for so long that I mistrust all around me.

If the people of the United States come to Iran and see its ancient history and nature of Iran, and the people of Iran go to the United States to see America, this can shorten the walls of mistrust and improve the situation for the future.

Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action.

Trust dies but mistrust blossoms.

The world's greatest need . . . is mutual confidence. No human being ever knows all the secrets of another's heart. Yet there is enough confidence between mother and child, husband and wife, buyer and seller . . . to make social life a practical possibility. Confidence may be risky, but it is nothing like so risky as mistrust.

You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.

I'm an anarchist. I'm implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest.

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.

Transparency is not about restoring trust in institutions.

Transparency is the politics of managing mistrust.

I am very mistrustful of people who are constantly over intellectualising things. It kills passion. You have to allow yourself to lose control from time to time.

Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes.

It is better to have faith in everybody and be deceived occasionally than to mistrust everybody and be deceived almost constantly.

Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.

I always mistrust everything I see, which an image shows me, because I imagine what is beyond it. And what is beyond an image cannot be known.

To me art is a form of manifest revolt, total and complete.

.. with Dada I also have in common a certain mistrust towards power. We don't like authority, we don't like power.

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.

Constant Kindness can accomplish much.

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.

Science now finds itself in paradoxical strife with society: admired but mistrusted; offering hope for the future but creating ambiguous choice; richly supported yet unable to fulfill all its promise; boasting remarkable advances but criticized for not serving more directly the goals of society.

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.

If you are a libertine, if you're not given to long-term faithful relationships, you tend to project your behavior onto everyone else. It's like the person who knows they're not trustworthy; they tend to mistrust everyone else.

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