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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Superstition (22 Quotations)

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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.
~ Sarah Bernhardt

 

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Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
~ Marguerite Gardiner Blessington

 

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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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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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Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
~ Marlene Dietrich

 

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Superstition is the poetry of life.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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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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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

 

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

 

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

 

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It is bad luck to be superstitious.
~ Andrew W. Mathis

 

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Where the flag of truth waves unfurled, there you will find superstition waiting in ambush.
~ Platen

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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