Quotes by superstition
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
'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
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
American journalist and author 1929-
Although I myself don't go to church or synagogue, I do, whether it's superstition or whatever, pray every time I get on a plane. I just automatically do it. I say the same thing every time.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-1822
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
British artist 1786-1846
Danger is the very basis of superstition. It produces a searching after help supernaturally when human means are no longer supposed to be available.
New Zealand writer 1967-
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
American novelist and short story writer 1941-
I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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 1869-1940
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.
German philosopher 1748-1830
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 1894-1963
Most kings and priests have been despotic, and all religions have been riddled with superstition.Source: Brave New World Revisited (1958) Ch. 6
American football player and coach 1915-1987
My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
Primitive superstition lies just below the surface of even the most tough-minded individuals, and it is precisely those who most fight against it who are the first to succumb to its suggestive effects.Source: Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (1960)
Reason shapes the future, but superstition infects the present.Source: The State of the Art (1991) 75
Scottish Economist 1723-1790
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
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