Best 27 of Gullible quotes - MyQuotes
Although the Internet could be making all of us smarter, it makes many of us stupider, because it's not just a magnet for the curious. It's a sinkhole for the gullible. It renders everyone an instant expert. You have a degree? Well, I did a Google search!
The mind can fool the heart, as the heart can fool the mind.
For as long as the Minotaur can remember - no, for much longer than he can remember - he has risen every day aware of the possibility of change. Some would call him gullible. The truth is, there are days on end when he would gladly barter some of his hope for the arrogant cynicism of people like Shane and Mike. In the backseat the Minotaur's wristwatch pounds incessantly at the thin bones of his arm, resonates up through the joints, rides roughshod over his ribs and battles with the rhythms of his heart.
Anonymous sources are to journalism what silicon enhancements are to the feminine figure; they look impressive to the gullible, but something doesn't feel right.
Harold B. Lee
As I say, it never ceases to amaze me how gullible some of our Church members are.
Don't waste my time- I'm not stupid, and I'm not gullible.
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.
Swindlers are notoriously gullible.
Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for
You're only naive once. Use it well.
I'm very gullible when it comes to my own words. I believe everything I say, though I know I am a liar.
Everything seemed possible back then. As the physical changes of adolescence took hold, I resolved to install a few changes of my own, fashion this clay into something sensational. And I had a whole stack of manuals to help me do it--such is the magic when books and naïvety collide. As far as I was concerned, if it was shelved in the nonfiction section, it was true. And it staggered me that this earth-shattering knowledge was gathering dust on a library shelf. Why did people read anything else? Didn't they realize that humans only use 10 percent of their brains? Hadn't they hard of the kid in Russia who could move salt shakers with his mind alone?
Michael Bassey Johnson
The business of lying is transacted in the abode of the gullible.
You shouldn’t believe everything that you see on TV or especially on the Internet. Seeing is not always believing anymore.
They do think the world is some kind of science-fiction novel, then. Do you realize how fervently most people will believe in the promises of technology, even when those promises fly in the face of common sense?
There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.
It's called the Infinity Effect.
You’d be surprised what people will accept once you insist two or three times running that they have seen what you tell them they have seen.
Could people be trained to be less gullible? Or are you as stuck with gullibility as you are with skin colour?
I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable. That's why I got taken advantage of. To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
The most difficult lesson is not being bitter—that balancing you need to do so you don't become bitter, even as you cease being gullible.
It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to notice that our president is mentally compromised.
If you are inherently a good guy, which I think I am, you instinctively want to help people even before you know what their problem may be. Which, as I examine that notion, makes good guys sound gullible. Con artists look for good guys because of that built-in gullibility. If they're con artists that come in a sexually alluring package, a good guy can become a brainless idiot. Allow me to introduce myself.
interview from Ross E. Cheit about The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children (Oxford University Press, February 2014). In the foreword to your book you mention a book titled Satan’s Silence was the catalyst for your research. Tell us about that. Cheit: Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker solidified the witch-hunt narrative in their 1995 book, Satan’s Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt, which included some of these cases. I was initially skeptical of the book’s argument for personal reasons. It seemed implausible to me that we had overreacted to child abuse because everything in my own personal history said we hadn’t. When I read the book closely, my skepticism increased. Satan’s Silence has been widely reviewed as meticulously researched. As someone with legal training, I looked for how many citations referred to the trial transcripts. The answer was almost none. Readers were also persuaded by long list of [presumably innocent] convicted sex offenders to whom they dedicated the book. If I’m dedicating a book to fifty-four people, all of whom I think have been falsely convicted, I’m going to mention every one of these cases somewhere in the book. Most weren’t mentioned at all beyond that dedication. The witch-hunt narrative is so sparsely documented that it’s shocking.
Michael Ian Black
I am extremely gullible when I lie to myself.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Most people are sceptical about the wrong things and gullible about the wrong things.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
An honest government is the childish dream of the gullible men!