Incredulity is not wisdom, but the worst kind of folly. It is folly, because it causes ignorance and mistake, with all the consequences of these; and it is very bad, as being accompanied with disingenuity, obstinacy, rudeness, uncharitableness, and the like bad dispositions, from which credulity itself, the other extreme sort of folly, is exempt.
Of all the signs of a corrupt heart and a feeble head, the tendency of incredulity is the surest.—Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.
Some men will believe nothing but what they can comprehend; and there are but few things that such are able to comprehend.
Nothing is so contemptible as that affectation of wisdom which some display by universal incredulity.
A sceptical young man said to Dr. Parr that he would believe nothing which he could not understand. "Then," said the Doctor, "your creed will be the shortest of any man's I know."
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
The incredulous are of all men the most credulous; they believe the miracles of Vespasian, in order not to believe those of Moses.
The amplest knowledge has the largest faith.—Ignorance is always incredulous.