The pure morality and simple-minded piety of this community seem early to have attracted Spinoza, and to have won his unfeigned respect.
The men of that period, coarse, violent and simple-minded, with few political ideas, loved brutal and noisy pleasures 1422).
No site, no legend, is too impossible for the unquestioning faith of these simple-minded men and women.
A simple-minded and uncritical writer who describes contemporary events.
Figures of the Virgin and Child, of the apostles and evangelists, the fathers of the Church, the saints and martyrs, with illustrations of sacred history and the Apocalypse, were supplied in endless repetition to satisfy the cravings of a pious and simple-minded people.