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Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882+9
'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970+2
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-18220
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-17780
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
American anarchist 1869-19400
It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality.
Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.
English writer 1894-19630
Most kings and priests have been despotic, and all religions have been riddled with superstition.
Source: Brave New World Revisited (1958) Ch. 6
My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.
Scottish Economist 1723-17900
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
American writer 1880-19680
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC0
Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.
Irish novelist, journalist, and literary hostess 1789-18490
Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
Irish dramatist and novelist 1906-19890
Superstition is the need to view the world in terms of simple cause and effect.
French writer 1754-18240
Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-18320
Superstition is the poetry of life.