Science intensifies religious truth by cleansing it of ignorance and superstition.
A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature.
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
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.
No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a begging.
Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.
Every rustic who delivers in the village alehouse his slow, infrequent sentences, may help to kill or keep alive the fatal superstitions which clog his race.
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.
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
The superstition in which we grew up, Though we may recognize it, does not lose Its power over us.-Not all are free Who make mock of their chains.
You will not think it unnatural that those who have an object depending, which strongly engages their hopes and fears, should be somewhat inclining to superstition.
The superstitions of today are the scientific facts of tomorrow.
Writers are said to have superstitions and little rituals. Readers have them too.
There is in superstition a senseless fear of God; religion consists in the pious worship of Him.
[Lat., Superstitio, in qua inest inanis timor
Dei; religio, quae dei pio cultu continetur.]
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
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.
Superstition is the poesy of practical life; hence, a poet is none the worse for being superstitious.
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