Monday, July 1, 2024

Quote of the Day (Samuel Johnson, on Zealotry and Credulity)

“Of all kinds of credulity, the most obstinate and wonderful is that of political zealots; of men, who, being numbered, they know not how nor why, in any of the parties that divide a state, resign the use of their own eyes and ears, and resolve to believe nothing that does not favour those whom they profess to follow.”— English man of letters Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), “Political Credulity,” in The Idler, June 17, 1758

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