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Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them. Voltaire

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Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs. Marlene Dietrich

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Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God. Cicero

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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother. Voltaire

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There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that. Oscar Wilde

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Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any. George Santayana

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It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday.

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Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of. Joseph Joubert

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No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable. Doris Lessing

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They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colors but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black. John Selden

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When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music. Denis Diderot

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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. Edmund Burke

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Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols -- it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them. William Hazlitt

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We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms. Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash. Kurt Vonnegut

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Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either. Mark Twain

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Superstition is the poetry of life. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed. Victor Hugo