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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. - Sir Francis Bacon


Magic: An art of converting superstition into coin. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


I am convinced that the teaching of the church is in theory a crafty and evil lie, and in practice a concoction of gross superstition and witchcraft. - Leo Tolstoy


It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge. - Voltaire


I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. - Thomas Jefferson


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


Such crimes has superstition caused. - Lucan [Marcus Annaeus Lucanus]


Religious superstition consists in the belief that the sacrifices, often of human lives, made to the imaginary being are essential, and that men may and should be brought to that state of mind by all methods, not excluding violence. - Leo Tolstoy


It is a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms. - Ralph Waldo Emerson