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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition's night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Black cats cross my path all the time. I'll break a mirror. I have no regard for superstition.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice.
Superstition is the poetry of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
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.
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
Hardly can it be judged whether it be better for mankind to believe that the gods have regard of us, or that they have none, considering that some men have no respect and reverence for the gods, and others so much that their superstition is a shame to them.
Pliny the Elder
My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
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.
My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
As a Humanist, I love science. I hate superstition, which could never have given us A-bombs.
One of the things that always fascinated me about the Renaissance was that it was a time both of great scientific discovery and also of superstition and belief in magic. And so it was a period in which Galileo invented the telescope, but also a time when hundreds were burned at the stake because people thought they were witches.
I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.
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