Quotes: superstition

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    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
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    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.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
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    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.
  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    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.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Most kings and priests have been despotic, and all religions have been riddled with superstition.

    Source: Brave New World Revisited (1958) Ch. 6

  • Duffy Daugherty
    Duffy Daugherty
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    My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    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
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.
  • Lady Blessington
    Lady Blessington
    Irish novelist, journalist, and literary hostess 1789-1849
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    Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel Beckett
    Irish dramatist and novelist 1906-1989
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    Superstition is the need to view the world in terms of simple cause and effect.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
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    Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Superstition is the poetry of life.
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