C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


It is more disgraceful to distrust than to be deceived by our friends.

La Rochefoucauld.

  • I hold it cowardice,
  • To rest mistrustful, where a noble heart
  • Hath pawn’d an open hand in sign of love.
  • Shakespeare.

    The world is an old woman, that mistakes any gilt farthing for a gold coin; whereby. being often cheated, she will henceforth trust nothing but the common copper.