quote by Thomas Jefferson

Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.

— Thomas Jefferson

Remarkable Gullibility quotations

I do here in the most solemn and bitter manner curse the Prime Minister of England [sic] for having cumulated all his other betrayals of the national interest and honour, by his last terrible exhibition of dishonour, weakness and gullibility. The depths of infamy which our accurst "love of peace" can lower us are unfathomable.

Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print.

Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity.

Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing

Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out.


Don't waste my time- I'm not stupid, and I'm not gullible.

When emotion supersedes reason ... gullibility must follow.

Don't be gullible, use life before it uses you.

Understand there are no free lunches, and for every action you take, there's a reaction.

Normally I would not recommend a book that tells you how to make money in the stock market. Most of these books are aimed at gullible folk, and they usually make much more money for their authors than they do for the investing public.

People with a psychological need to believe in marvels are no more prejudiced and gullible than people with a psychological need not to believe in marvels.


There's a gullible side to the American people.

They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.

Violence is fomented by the imposition of singular and belligerent identities on gullible people, championed by proficient artisans of terror.

Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous. . . .

Here's your enemy for this week, the government says.

And some gullible Americans click their heels and salute - often without knowing who or even where the enemy of the week is.

I am skeptical in principle, gullible in practice.


The best way to compel weak-minded people to adopt our opinion, is to frighten them from all others, by magnifying their danger.

the most important quality of an inept person is to rely on popular belief and hearsay.

Credulity is always a ridiculous, often a dangerous failing: it has made of many a clever man, a fool; and of many a good man, a knave.

For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.

Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.


The cure for advanced gullibility is to go to sleep and consider matters again the next day.

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about.

I'm so gullible. I'm so damn gullible. And I am so sick of me being gullible.

Many people are gullible, and we can expect this to continue.

The only thing that can be expected from the next US president is more war, more murder, and more oppression of the gullible American people. People as uninformed and as gullible as Americans have no future. Americans are a dead people that history is about to run over.


The inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. A world that might have Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.

Extreme skepticism and extreme gullibility are two equal ways of not having to think at all. And I don't think I'm the first to say that.

The true meaning of Christmas is actually centuries of gullibility.

You can call it innocence, or you can call it gullibility, but Celia made the most common mistake of the good-hearted: she assumed that everyone else was just like her.

Faith never means gullibility. The man who believes everything is as far from God as the man who refuses to believe anything.


if we don't stand for something, you may be sure we will fall for anything.

I think people are more apt to believe photographs, especially if it’s something fantastic. They’re willing to be more gullible. Sometimes they want fantasy. Even if they know it’s fake they can believe anything. People are accustomed to being told what to believe in.

Always remember that as long as other people are gullible, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

Never underestimate the gullibility of large pools of money.

So-called 'higher education' is a veritable magnet for second-raters and actively destructive parasites bent on promoting unsound ideas to the inexperienced and gullible. The concentrate in areas like social studies, literature, and art - where opinion reigns supreme. And I find their opinions almost universally appalling.

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