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Superstitions are, for the most part, but the shadows of great truths.

That the corruption of the best thing produces the worst, is grown into a maxim, and is commonly proved, among other instances, by the pernicious effects of superstition and enthusiasm, the corruptions of true religion.

The child, taught to believe any occurrence a good or evil omen, or any day of the week lucky, hath a wide in­road made upon the soundness of his understanding.

The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.

The greatest burden in the world is superstition, not only of ceremonies in the church, but of imaginary and scarecrow sins at home.

The master of superstition is the people, and in all superstition wise men follow fools.

There is a superstition in avoiding superstition, when men think they do best if they go farthest from the superstition,-by which means they often take away the good as well as the bad.

There is in superstition a senseless fear of God.

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.

We are very shy of asking questions of those who know enough to destroy with one word the hopes we live on.

Weakness, fear, melancholy, together with ignorance, are the true sources of superstition. Hope, pride, presumption, a warm indignation, together with ignorance, are the true sources of enthusiasm.


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