Superstition Related Quotes



The grotesque prudishness and archness with which garlic is treated in [England] has led to the superstition that rubbing the bowl with it before putting the salad in gives sufficient flavor. It rather depends whether you are going to eat the bowl or the salad.

Elizabeth David


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Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is!

Swami Vivekananda


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The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate.

Cormac Mccarthy


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Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

Adam Smith


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Most kings and priests have been despotic, and all religions have been riddled with superstition.

Aldous Huxley


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You must develop the habit of skepticism, not swallow every piece of superstition you are told by witch-doctors and professors.

Chinua Achebe


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Who can over estimate the progress of the world if all the money wasted in superstition could be used to enlighten, elevate and civilize mankind?

Robert Green Ingersoll


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There are, however, some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry â?? the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth.

Emma Goldman


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“The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition”

George Herbert


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I am not given to superstition, yet there are certain places in old Asian countries where human beings have been born and have lived and died for so many generations that the very earth is saturated with their flesh and the air seems crowded with their continuing presence.

Pearl S. Buck


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