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Superstition is the poetry of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.
The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it's just a few notes in a file. I dread not having work in progress.
If you do not accuse each other, God will not accuse you. If you have no accuser you will enter heaven. What many people call sin is not sin; I do many things to break down superstition, and I will break it down.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
William Ralph Inge
Superstition is the irrational belief that an object or behavior has the power to influence an outcome, when there's no logical connection between them. Most of us aren't superstitious - but most of us are a 'littlestitious.'
A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.
The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
Evolution doesn't care whether you believe in it or not, no more than gravity does. I want to rekindle excitement over what we've achieved as a species with the space program. We can't afford to regress back to the days of superstition.
This is indeed a clash of civilisations, not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.
In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.
I like to say magic is the world's second oldest profession, a mystical and often awe-inspiring spectacle that, throughout the ages, has blended superstition, trickery and religion.
A quest for knowledge is not a war with faith; spirituality is not usually an infelicitous amalgam of superstition and philistinism; and moral relativism, taken outside midfield, leads inexorably both to heresy and to secular wickedness, which are often identical.
I tend to eat things in fours. I'll eat four nuts, four grapes, four chips at a time. I don't know why. It's not really a superstition. I don't think anything bad will happen if I don't, but three potato chips doesn't seem right.
You'll almost encounter a superstition amongst musicians, people sort of go through strange rituals, what they need to do to write a song.
Superstition is the poison of the mind.
A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.
Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
I've always thought it was important not to attach too much superstition to the space where you're writing, because once you get into the mindset that you can only do it a certain way in a certain place, your creativity can get blocked.
You know, Christianity has its own superstition anyway: Why you turn three times, what this saint means, why you pray to the patron saint of lost causes, why you go this way or that way.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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