You believe easily that which you hope for earnestly.
The amplest knowledge has the largest faith. Ignorance is always incredulous.
The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half the evil they say of others.
Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge – even to ourselves – that we’ve been so credulous.
The great masses of the people… will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.