What is history , after all, but the record of the periodical crusades for or against some bogey which believing men have evolved out of their credulity and fear ?
The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.philip sidney
credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.Charles Lamb
Between craft and credulity, the voice of reason is stifled.Edmund Burke
I hold that the characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.benjamin disraeli
I think it better to keep a profound silence with regard to the Christian fables, which are canonized by their antiquity and the credulity of absurd and insipid people.Frederick II of Prussia
"Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of the students."paulo freire
"Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of students, with the ideological intent (often not perceived by educators) of indoctrinating them to adapt to the world of oppression."paulo freire
A rational reaction against the irrational excesses and vagaries of scepticism may, I admit, readily degenerate into the rival folly of credulity. To be engaged in opposing wrong affords, under the conditions of our mental constitution, but a slender guarantee for being right .william ewart gladstone
The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others, and consequent support of false beliefs .
The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity .
. . . the mysteries , on belief in which theology would hang the destinies of mankind , are cunningly devised fables whose origin and growth are traceable to the age of Ignorance , the mother of credulity.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
There are indeed, in the present corruption of mankind , many incitements to forsake truth : the need of palliating our own faults and the convenience of imposing on the ignorance or credulity of others so frequently occur; so many immediate evils are to be avoided, and so many present gratifications obtained, by craft and delusion that very few of those who are much entangled in life have spirit and constancy sufficient to support in the steady practice of open veracity.samuel johnson
A little doubt is better than total credulity.
I will not avoid doing what I think is right, though it should draw on me the whole artillery that falsehood and malice can invent, or the credulity a deluded population can swallow.
How I suffered when I had to preach to you those pious lies that I detest in my heart . What remorse your credulity caused me! A thousand times I was on the point of breaking out publicly and opening your eyes , but a fear stronger than myself held me back, and forced me to keep silence until my death .
The man who is free from credulity, but knows the uncreated, who has cut all ties, removed all temptations , renounced all desires , he is the greatest of men.
One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
If men were but to read the New Testament with the same tone and emphasis, with which they do other books, and were to keep out of mind the idea of its being sacred , they would be disgusted with the credulity, and the want of intellect , reason and judgment , that is apparent in it.
The New Age movement looks like a mixed bag. I see much in it that seems good: It's optimistic; it's enthusiastic; it has the capacity for belief . On the debit side, I think one needs to distinguish between belief and credulity.
You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance , credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.Henry David Thoreau
I think it better to keep a profound silence with regard to the Christian fables, which are canonized by their antiquity and the credulity of absurd and insipid people.
If we go back to the beginning, we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve their own interests. If the ignorance of nature gave birth to gods, the knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them.
Mathematical Knowledge adds a manly Vigour to the Mind , frees it from Prejudice , credulity, and Superstition .john arbuthnot
credulity is the common failing of inexperienced virtue ; and he who is spontaneously suspicious may justly be charged with radical corruption .
credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength .
credulity is belief in slight evidence , with no evidence, or against evidence.