65 Suspicion Quotes On Success In Life

These suspicion quotes will inspire you. Suspicion, a feeling that someone is possibly guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong or a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging suspicion quotes, suspicion sayings, and suspicion proverbs.

Best Suspicion Quotes

  1. “The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” ~ Russell Baker
  2. “Once suspicion is aroused, everything feeds it.” ~ Amelia Barr
  3. “Allow me to assure you, that suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  4. “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

  5. “Suspicion often creates what it suspects.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  6. “You can’t create an ocean with a single drop. But you can create an ocean of suspicion with a single drop of doubt.” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  7. “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.” ~ William Shakespeare
  8. “Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.” ~ B. C. Forbes

  9. “Suspicion may be no fault, but showing it may be a great one.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  10. “Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.” ~ Thomas Paine
  11. “Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.” ~ Petrarch
  12. “Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.” ~ Alexandre Dumas

  13. “The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  14. “We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  15. “Suspicion is like the rain. It falls on the just and on the unjust.” ~ Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. “Suspicion is most often useless pain.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  17. “Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.” ~ Robert Burns
  18. “As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
    We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
    The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as
    anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
    while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
    are the sources of peace and happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama
  19. “Between the Great Depression and the 1970s, private business was viewed with suspicion even in most capitalist economies. Businesses were, so the story goes, seen as anti-social agents whose profit-seeking needed to be restrained for other, supposedly loftier, goals, such as justice, social harmony, protection of the weak and even national glory.” ~ Ha-Joon Chang
  20. “Suspicion follows close on mistrust.” ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

  21. “The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  22. “A man can smile and smile and be a villain.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  23. “Suspicions which may be unjust need not be stated.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  24. “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

  25. “Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.” ~ Philip Sidney
  26. “When our brain feels too weak to deal with our opponent’s objections, our heart answers by casting suspicion on their underlying motives.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  27. “There is no killing the suspicion that deceit has once begotten.” ~ George Eliot
  28. “Suspicion and persecution are weeds of the same dunghill, and flourish best together.” ~ Thomas Paine

  29. “He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  30. “Without your knowledge, the eyes and ears of many will see and watch you, as they have done already.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  31. “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
  32. “The losing side is full of suspicion.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  33. “We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.” ~ Tennessee Williams
  34. “There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.” ~ Francis Bacon
  35. “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 Jonson
  36. “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” ~ Julius Caesar

  37. “The wolf dreads the pitfall, the hawk suspects the snare, and the kite the covered hook.” ~ Horace
  38. “A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.” ~ Samuel Butler
  39. “Disagreeable suspicions are usually the fruits of a second marriage.” ~ Jean Racine

  40. “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
  41. “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
  42. “I entertain a private suspicion that physical sports were much more really effective and beneficent when they were not taken quite so seriously. One of the first essentials of sport being healthy is that it should be delightful; it is rapidly becoming a false religion with austerities and prostrations.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  43. “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

  44. “There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  45. “Rakes are more suspicious than honest men.” ~ Samuel Richardson
  46. “Caesar’s wife should be above suspicion.” ~ Plutarch

  47. “Suspicion is very often a useless pain.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  48. “Better confide and be deceiv’d,
    A thousand times, by treacherous foes,
    Than once accuse the innocent,
    Or let suspicion mar repose.” ~ Frances Sargent Osgood
  49. “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” ~ William Shakespeare

  50. “An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.” ~ Jane Austen
  51. “Any base heart can devise means of vileness, and affix the ugly shapings of its own fancy to the actions of those around him; but it requires loftiness of mind, and the heaven-born spirit of virtue, to imagine greatness where it is not, and to deck the sordid objects of nature in the beautiful robes of loveliness and light.” ~ Jane Porter
  52. “Suspicion cleaves to the dark side of things.” ~ Publilius Syrus
  53. “Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.” ~ Nathalie Sarraute
  54. “All seems infected that th’ infected spy,

    As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.” ~ Alexander Pope

  55. “I will not seek, and I will not accept the nomination of my party for another term as your president.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  56. “Dirt used to be a badge of honor. Dirt used to look like work. But we’ve scrubbed the dirt off the face of work and consequently we’ve created this suspicion of anything that’s too dirty.” ~ Mike Rowe
  57. “Gittin’ talked about is one o’ th’ penalties for bein’ purty.” ~ Kin Hubbard

  58. “I have a strong suspicion that much that passes for constant love is a golded-up moment walking in its sleep.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston , Suspicion quotes about love
  59. “Foul deeds will rise,
    Though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.” ~ William Shakespeare
  60. “The universe is not only queerer than we suppose; it is queerer than we can suppose” ~ Bill Bryson

  61. “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  62. “By accepting a suspicion against the neighbor, by saying, ‘What does it matter if I put in a word about my suspicion? What does it matter if I find out what my brother is saying or what a guest is doing?’ the mind begins to forget about its own sins and to talk idly about his neighbor, speaking evil against him, despising him, and from this he falls into the very thing he condemns. Because we become careless about our own faults and do not lament our own death, we lose the power to correct ourselves and we are always at work on our neighbor.” ~ Dorotheus of Gaza
  63. “What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?” ~ George Eliot

  64. “Suspicion on one side breeds suspicion on the other, and new weapons beget counter-weapons.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  65. “A hundred suspicions don’t make a proof.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

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