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These are some of the best 'Superstition' quotations and sayings.

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A peasant can no more help believing in a traditional superstition than a horse can help trembling when he sees a camel.

As it addeth deformity to an ape to be so like a man, so the similitude of superstition to religion makes it the more deformed.

By superstitions I mean all hypocritical arts of appeasing God and procuring his favor without obeying his laws, or reforming our sins: infinite such superstitions have been invented by heathens, by Jews, by Christians themselves, especially by the Church of Rome, which abounds with them.

I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.

I think we cannot too strongly attack superstition, which is the disturber of society; nor too highly respect genuine religion, which is the support of it.

It is of such stuff that superstitions are commonly made; an intense feeling about ourselves which makes the evening star shine at us with a threat, and the blessing of a beggar encourage us. And superstitions carry consequences which often verify their hope or their foreboding.

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such an opinion as is unworthy of him, for the one is unbelief, and the other is contumely. - Superstition is the reproach of the deity.

Liberal minds are open to conviction. Liberal doctrines are capable of improvement. There are proselytes from atheism; but none from superstition.

Look how the world's poor people are amazed at apparitions, signs, and prodigies!

Open biographical volumes wherever you please, and the man who has no faith in religion is the one who hath faith in a nightmare and ghosts.

Religion is not removed by removing superstition.

Religion worships God, while superstition profanes that worship.

Superstition always inspires bitterness; religion, grandeur of mind. - The superstitious man raises beings inferior to himself to deities.

Superstition is a senseless fear of God; religion the intelligent and pious worship of the deity.

Superstition is but the fear of belief, religion is the confidence and trust.

Superstition is not, as has been defined, an excess of religious feeling, but a misdirection of it, an exhausting of it on vanities of man's devising.

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

Superstition is the poetry of life. It is inherent in man's nature; and when we think it is wholly eradicated, it takes refuge in the strangest holes and corners, whence it peeps out all at once, as soon, as it can do it with safety.

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Superstition renders a man a fool, and scepticism makes him mad.


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