Superstition quotes and quotations
Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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.
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.
Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes begging.
I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Superstition is the poison of the mind.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Superstition is ... religion which is incongruous with intelligence.
Superstitions are, for the most part, but the shadows of great truths.
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
T. H. Huxley
Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
Henry David Thoreau
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.
Superstition is a senseless fear of God.