It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.— Charles Dickens
Fulfilling Incredulous quotations
What is divine escapes men's notice because of their incredulity.
I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other.
I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale.
Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives.
Only the small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by public incredulity.
It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
Someone who is perennially surprised that depravity exists, who continues to feel disillusioned (even incredulous) when confronted with evidence of what humans are capable of inflicting in the way of gruesome, hands-on cruelties upon other humans, has not reached moral or psychological adulthood.
Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling.
What is my identity ?" "Nothing," said the Master.
"You mean that I am an emptiness and a void?" said the incredulous disciple. "Nothing that can be labeled." said the Master.
Knowledge of divine things for the most part, as Heraclitus says, is lost to us by incredulity.
The human body has been called the microcosm of the universe, a little world of wonders and a monument of divine wisdom and power, sufficient to convince the most incredulous mind of the existence of the Great Designer.
Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity.
There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
The innovator has for enemies all who have done well under the old, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
To revenge reasonable incredulity by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence with which the world is not yet acquainted; and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt.
When incredulity becomes a faith, it is less rational than a religion.
For men can endure to hear others praised only so long as they can severally persuade themselves of their own ability to equal the actions recounted: when this point is passed, envy comes in and with it incredulity.
You can’t repeat the past.” “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!
I am very, very incredulous about what I see.
I can't throw caveats in. I don't make blanket statements.
The man scarce lives who is not more credulous than he ought to be.
.. The natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough.
The "passion for incredulity" can produce as much self-deception as the uncritical will to believe.
Self-love is, in almost all men, such an over-weight that they are incredulous of a man's habitual preference of the general good to his own; but when they see it proved by sacrifices of ease, wealth, rank, and of life itself, there is no limit to their admiration.
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless;
That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god's throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach
Of all the weaknesses little men rail against, there is none that they are more apt to ridicule than the tendency to believe. And 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.
No one becomes forty without incredulity and a sense of outrage.
In doing your best serving others for free, a lot of eyebrows will raise and sneers will curve many a - faces. But in the end those incredulous to what you put up with to help, no longer matter. It's not between you and those snobs, but with whom you have given your hand to lift, and of course to God who Is watching and noting it in your book.
The reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order.
...the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.
Jace slammed his hand down on the stele.
“Clary-“ “She said she doesn’t want it,” said Simon. “Ha-ha.” “Ha-ha?” Jace looked incredulous. “That’s your comeback?
Those mortals who operate in the grey area between conviction and incredulity are in a position to choose most meaningfully, and with most meaningful consequences […] Perhaps only a doubter can appreciate the miracle of life without end.
Dubh is do?" I was incredulous. It was no wonder I hadn't been able to find the stupid word. "Should I be calling pubs poos?" "Dubh is Gaelic, Ms. Lane. Pub is not.
When I talked, no one listened to me.
But as soon as I acted I became persuasive, and I no longer find anyone incredulous.
I like to use 'I Can't Believe it's Not Butter' on my toast in the morning, because sometimes when I eat breakfast, I like to be incredulous. How was breakfast? Unbelievable.