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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

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.

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

Superstition is the poetry of life.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

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.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.


Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.

Doris Lessing (1919-?) British writer.

Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any.

George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) American writer and philanthropist.