65 Superstition Quotes On Success In Life

These superstition quotes will inspire you. Superstition is a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, or trust in magic or chance.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging superstition quotes, superstition sayings, and superstition proverbs.

Best Superstition Quotes

  1. “Science intensifies religious truth by cleansing it of ignorance and superstition.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  2. “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  3. “Superstition is great enemy of man but bigotry is worse.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  4. “A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~ Jose Bergamin
  5. “Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.” ~ Archibald Alexander Hodge

  6. “Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?” ~ Judith Viorst
  7. “We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. “The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  9. “The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.” ~ Francis Bacon
  10. “What we don’t understand we can make mean anything.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  11. “Superstitions are, for the most part, but the shadows of great truths.” ~ Tryon Edwards
  12. “The superstition in which we grew up, Though we may recognize it, does not lose Its power over us.-Not all are free Who make mock of their chains.” ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  13. “Men are probably nearer the essential truth in their superstitions than in their science.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  14. “Astrology is a sickness, not a science … It is a tree under the shade of which all sorts of superstitions thrive.” ~ Maimonides
  15. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.” ~ Helen Keller

  16. “The worst of all superstitions maybe that astrology is a superstition.” ~ Kedar Joshi
  17. “It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.” ~ Voltaire
  18. “I have endeavored to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the church.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton , Science and superstition quotes
  19. “We live in a time of twin credulities: the hunger for the miraculous combined with a servile awe of science. The mating of the two gives us superstition plus scientism — a Mongoloid metaphysic.” ~ Edward Abbey
  20. “A peasant can no more help believing in a traditional superstition than a horse can help trembling when be sees a camel.” ~ George Eliot

  21. “The superstitions of today are the scientific facts of tomorrow.” ~ John L. Balderston
  22. “The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss, and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other.” ~ Francis Bacon
  23. “The greatest burden in the world is superstition, not only of ceremonies in the church, but of imaginary and scarecrow sins at home.” ~ John Milton
  24. “A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn’t there. A theologian is the man who finds it.” ~ Laurence J. Peter
  25. “Thou oughtest to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy Promises; and therefore thou shouldst be equally cautious in making them.” ~ Thomas Fuller

  26. “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
  27. “Superstition is the poesy of practical life; hence, a poet is none the worse for being superstitious.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  28. “Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.” ~ Martin Luther
  29. “There is in superstition a senseless fear of God; religion consists in the pious worship of Him.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  30. “Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.” ~ Voltaire

  31. “I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  32. “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  33. “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
  34. “I don’t have any superstitions, but what I always travel with is my pillow and my coffee.” ~ Natalie Coughlin
  35. “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.” ~ Lactantius

  36. “Superstition is the poetry of life.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  37. “The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.” ~ Doris Lessing
  38. “The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  39. “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.” ~ Sarah Bernhardt
  40. “I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.” ~ Voltaire

  41. “A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  42. “Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant
  43. “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
  44. “Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.” ~ Mark Twain
  45. “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

  46. “May it be to the world… to assume the blessings and security of self-government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  47. “It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, or a rich country inhabited by starving people… Who indeed could afford to ignore science today? At every turn we have to seek its aid… The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  48. “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 , Religion and superstition quotes
  49. “Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries.” ~ Carl Sagan
  50. “The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  51. “Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise…. During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution.” ~ James Madison
  52. “Lobbying is the world’s second-oldest profession.” ~ Bill Press
  53. “Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  54. “I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudo-science and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive.” ~ Carl Sagan
  55. “What has been the effect of [religious] coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  56. “Writers are said to have superstitions and little rituals. Readers have them too.” ~ Ian Mcewan
  57. “Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  58. “Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.” ~ Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
  59. “Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  60. “Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  61. “Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.” ~ John Calvin
  62. “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
  63. “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” ~ Adam Smith

  64. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” ~ Helen Keller
  65. “You will not think it unnatural that those who have an object depending, which strongly engages their hopes and fears, should be somewhat inclining to superstition.” ~ Edmund Burke

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