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 race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.carl van doren
A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.elizabeth gaskell
A rational reaction against irrational excesses and vagaries of skepticism may * * * readily degenerate into the rival folly of credulity.william ewart gladstone
Ye who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, and pursue with eagerness the phantoms of hope; who expect that age will perform the promises of youth, and that the deficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow; attend to the history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia.samuel johnson
Every fool believes what his teachers tell him, and calls his credulity science or morality as confidently as his father called it divine revelation.George Bernard Shaw
The advancement of the arts, from year to year, taxes our credulity and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end.
The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
...it may be a very happy state and a little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.- Better than always doubting and doubting, and seeing difficulties and disagreeables in everything.
The credulity of the church is decreasing, and the most marvelous miracles are not either 'explained,' or allowed to take refuge behind the mistakes of the translators, or hide in the drapery of allegory .
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism .
Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth , by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages.samuel johnson
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.
I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity it has.Malcolm Muggeridge
One would think that a system loaded with such gross and vulgar absurdities as Scripture religion is could never have obtained credit ; yet we have seen what priest craft and fanaticism can do, and credulity believe.
I prefer credulity to skepticism and cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all
The idea that the UN system could provide real leadership on the great development challenges will strain credulity in some quarters.
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.
credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.Charles Lamb
The math is dead simple: it seems that the frequency of planets able to support life is roughly one percent. In other words, a billion or more such worlds exist in our galaxy alone. That's a lot of acreage, and it takes industrial-strength credulity to believe it's all bleakly barren.