If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose sombre shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.
Fridjof Nansen (1861 - 1930)
Contributed by: Zaady
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)
Source: Two Cheers for Democracy, "What I Believe" (1951).
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)
Source: "Orphic Sayings," "The Teacher," 1840.
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Alvin Toffler (1928 -)
Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)
Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.
Distrust interested advice.
Aesop (620 - 560 BC)
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