Quotes by superstitions

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  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant
    American Army general 1822-1885
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    Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
  • Sarah Bernhardt
    Sarah Bernhardt
    French stage actress
    Sarah Bernhardt
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    I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
    Thomas Henry Huxley
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    It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
    Thomas Henry Huxley
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    It is the fate of new truths to begin as heresies and end and superstitions.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.
  • Bryan Magee
    Bryan Magee
    British philosopher, broadcaster, politician 1930-2019
    Bryan Magee
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    Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
  • Marlene Dietrich
    Marlene Dietrich
    German-born American Film Actor 1904-1992
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    Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    To endure the pain of living, we all drug ourselves more or less with gin, with literature, with superstitions, with romance, with idealism, political, sentimental, and moral, with every possible preparation of that universal hashish: imagination.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    We are so constituted by Nature that we easily believe the things we hope for, but believe only with difficulty those we fear, and that we regard such things more or less highly than is just. This is the source of the superstitions by which men everywhere are troubled. For the rest, I don't think it worth the trouble to set out in detail here the vacillations of mind that stem from hope and fear - since it follows simply from the definition of these affects that there is no hope without fear
    Source: Ethics, part 2
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry.
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