Definition of credulity:
Here only does Shakespeare show that he feels the necessity of condescending to such evasion or such apology as is implied in the explanation of Falstaff's incredible credulity by a reference to " the guiltiness of his mind" and the admission, so gratifying to all minds more moral than his own, that " wit may be made a Jack- a- Lent, when 'tis upon ill employment."- "A Study of Shakespeare", Algernon Charles Swinburne.
The difficulty, to a great majority of men of science and leaders of thought, appears insurmountable, and they no longer feel a necessity for defending their want of belief, but smile at the credulity of those who believe anything beyond what their senses reveal.- "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.
- "The Fat and the Thin", Emile Zola.