I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
There is a yearning for people to return to elementary moral virtues, such as integrity and commitment. We distrust people who have no centering of values. We greatly respect businessmen, for example, if they display those virtues, even if we don’t necessarily agree with the people.
Between 1776 and 1789, Americans replaced a government over them with a government under them. They have worried ever since about keeping it under. Distrust of its powers has been more common and more visible than distrust of the imperial authority of England ever was before the Revolution.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.