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Foolish Credulity

Why is it that, though deceived again and again by the
Foolish credulity, see ch. 13; and 31, 21.
same things and persons, we are unable to abandon our blind folly? For this particular kind of fraud has often been committed before now, and by many. That other men should allow themselves to be taken in is perhaps not astonishing; but it is wonderful that those should do so who are the authors and origin of the same kind of malpractice. But I suppose the cause is the absence of that rule so happily expressed by Epicharmus:
"Cool head and wise mistrust are wisdom's sinews." . . .

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