Science intensifies religious truth by cleansing it of ignorance and superstition.
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
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.
I don't have any superstitions, but what I always travel with is my pillow and my coffee.
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss, and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other.
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a begging.
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.]
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Lobbying is the world's second - oldest profession.
The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.
What we don't understand we can make mean anything.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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.
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature.
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.
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.
The superstitions of today are the scientific facts of tomorrow.
Writers are said to have superstitions and little rituals. Readers have them too.
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