Quotations on Superstition

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Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
- John Calvin
(Keywords: God, Man, Mind, Superstition, Will)

In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: Absence, Superstition, Theory)

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
(Keywords: Age, Music, Poetry, Excellence, Goodbye, Old, Painting, Superstition, Temperament)

Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
- Garrett Fort
(Keywords: Fact, Superstition, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

I have a superstition about saying too much about what I want to happen, just in case it all disappears, or someone else comes along and beats me to it.
- Gil Gerard
(Keywords: Saying, Superstition, Want)

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
- George Herbert
(Keywords: Atheism, Devil, Superstition, World)

In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
- Hypatia
(Keywords: Men, Truth, Fact, Fight, Living, Superstition, Will)

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
(Keywords: Colors, Superstition, Wrong)

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw
(Keywords: Art, Education, Science, Folly, Fool, Philosophy, Superstition, University)

If you do not accuse each other, God will not accuse you. If you have no accuser you will enter heaven. What many people call sin is not sin; I do many things to break down superstition, and I will break it down.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Keywords: God, People, Heaven, Sin, Superstition, Will)

The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.
- John Strachan
(Keywords: Life, Death, Churches, Nations, Sleep, Superstition, Words, World)

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.
- Voltaire
(Keywords: Thought, Knowledge, Virtue, Ignorance, Spirit, Superstition, Virginity)

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.
- Adam Weishaupt
(Keywords: Purpose, Circumstance, Constitution, Superstition, Tyranny, Will)

This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.
- Adam Weishaupt
(Keywords: Clouds, Prejudice, Reason, Sun, Superstition, Understanding, Will)

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