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The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
H. L. Mencken
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
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.
History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions.
The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
Ulysses S. Grant
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.
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.
William Kingdon Clifford
In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual.
William Robertson Smith
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.
A family has its own rituals and its own superstitions.
I don't have any superstitions, but what I always travel with is my pillow and my coffee.
Basically I say a few prayers before a game and let that direct me, not superstitions.
We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses.
Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
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