You believe easily that which you hope for earnestly.
The amplest knowledge has the largest faith. Ignorance is always incredulous.
When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
Our twentieth century, far from being notable for scientific skepticism, is one of the most credulous eras in all history. It is not that people believe in nothing – which would be bad enough – but that hey believe in anything – which is really terrible. Recoiling, as they do, from accepting the validity of […]
We believe at once in evil, we only believe in good upon reflection. Is this not sad?
The story of Jesus Christ appearing after he was dead is the story of an apparition, such as timid imaginations can always create in vision, and credulity believe. Stories of this kind had been told of the assassination of Julius Caesar.
The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
I prefer credulity to skepticism and cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all.
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.