95 Best Superstition Quotes To Make You Stop Being Superstitious

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Top 10 Superstition Quotes (BEST)

  1. 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
  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. If there be a God, I think he would like me to paint Africa British-Red as possible. — Cecil Rhodes
  4. Fear is the destructive energy in man. It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs. — Jiddu Krishnamurti
  5. I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run. — Babe Ruth
  6. A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. — George Bernard Shaw
  7. Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is! — Swami Vivekananda
  8. My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game. — Duffy Daugherty
  9. Because our ladies mostly attend Kalatshepams, (Religious discourses) they have fallen prey to the superstitions, blind beliefs, and immorality by the false and fictituous propaganda of the Brahmins. — Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
  10. If you sing before breakfast, you’ll cry before night. — American Proverbs

The Most Famous Superstition Quotes

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Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother. — Voltaire

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. — Edmund Burke

There is in superstition a senseless fear of God. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Religion is not removed by removing superstition. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Religion worships God, while superstition profanes that worship. — Seneca

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them. — Plutarch

Death approaches, which is always impending like the stone over Tantalus: then comes superstition with which he who is imbued can never have peace of mind. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Short Superstition Quotes

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  • The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. — Francis Bacon
  • I'm very superstitious... I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table. — Norman Cook
  • Christianity is a pestilent superstition. — Tacitus
  • It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue. — Voltaire
  • We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Progress is the victory of a new thought over old superstitions. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • There is in superstition a senseless fear of God; religion consists in the pious worship of Him. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. — Adam Smith
  • Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. — Edward Abbey
  • What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition. — Christopher Hitchens

Science And Superstition Quotes

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In human life, you will find players of religion until the knowledge and proficiency in religion will be cleansed from all superstitions, and will be purified and perfected by the enlightenment of real science. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Mathematical Knowledge adds a manly Vigour to the Mind, frees it from Prejudice, Credulity, and Superstition. — John Arbuthnot

Science and reason liberate us from the shackles of superstition by offering us a framework for understanding our shared humanity. Ultimately, we all have the capacity to treasure life and enrich the world in incalculable ways. — Gad Saad

If religious beliefs and opinions are found contrary to the standards of science they are mere superstitions and imaginations. — Abdu'l-Bahá

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. — Rod Serling

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. — Pope John Paul II

Religion and natural science are fighting a joint battle in an incessant, never-relaxing crusade against skepticism and dogmatism, against disbelief and against superstition, and the rallying cry in this crusade has always been, and will always be, 'On to God.' — Max Planck

Science intensifies religious truth by cleansing it of ignorance and superstition. — Charles Lindbergh

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance. — Robert Bork

I'm a member of no party. I have no ideology. I'm a rationalist. I do what I can in the international struggle between science and reason and the barbarism, superstition and stupidity that's all around us. — Christopher Hitchens

Religion Is Superstition Quotes

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There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds. — Anne Nicol Gaylor

Real religion should be something that liberates men. But churches don't want free men who can think for themself and find their own divinity within. When a religion becomes organized it is no longer a religious experience but only superstition and estrangement. — Federico Fellini

True education is to learn how to think, not what to think. If you know how to think, if you really have that capacity, then you are a free human being-free of dogmas, superstitions, ceremonies-and therefore you can find out what religion is. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

Religion without science is superstition. Science without religion is materialism. — Bahá'u'lláh

In paganism light is mixed with darkness, and religion and truth are blended with superstition and error. — Lindley Murray

Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence. — Marguerite Blessington

Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition. — Paul Kenneth Keller

There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. — Thomas Jefferson

For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. — Albert Einstein

Organized religion, being founded on superstition, is, perforce, not scientific. And all that which is not scientific - that is, truthful - must be bolstered up by force, fear and falsehood. Thus we always find slavery and organized religion going hand in hand. — Elbert Hubbard

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Superstition quote by Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. — Helen Keller

Superstition quote by Elbert Hubbard

Heaven: The Coney Island of the Christian imagination. — Elbert Hubbard

There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire. — Andrew Carnegie

If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other. — Ulysses S. Grant

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 not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. — Helen Keller

If you eat a live toad first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen all day long. — American Proverbs

Human beings are poor examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a PROFOUND tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there. — M. Scott Peck

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance. — Carl Sagan

The time has come for humanity to hoist the standard of the oneness of the human world, so that dogmatic formulas and superstitions may end. — Abdu'l-Bahá

I’m known for proving people wrong. Remember that. — Cardi B

There is a fine line between ritual and superstition, and in a life-threatening business such as spaceflight, superstition can be comforting even to the nonbeliever. — Scott Kelly

The man who says to me, "Believe as I do, or God will damn you," will presently say, "Believe as I do, or I shall assassinate you." — Voltaire

If you go out a lot at night, you will probably meet ghosts. — Vietnamese Proverbs

If you were doing something safe, something you already knew could be done, you were wasting time. — Scott Kelly

I am one of the few goyim who have ever actually tackled the Talmud. I suppose you now expect me to add that it is a profound and noble work, worthy of hard study by all other goyims. Unhappily, my report must differ from this expectation. It seems to me, save for a few bright spots, to be quite indistinguishable from rubbish. — H. L. Mencken

Fear of the unknown is a destructive force. It causes people to make suboptimal choices by avoiding that fear. — Cliff Lerner

I love you, and beneath all that logic, calculation, and superstition, I know you love me too. — Richelle Mead

Humans are actually far more likely to get taken out by an impact event or a supervolcano than we are to get killed in a crash of a commercial airliner. — John Young

And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. The superstition of the people was not embittered theological rancor. — Edward Gibbon

You have to be willing to question conventional wisdom and think for yourself. — Jim Simons

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. — Hypatia

Superstition! that horrid incubus which dwelt in darkness, shunning the light, with all its racks, and poison chalices, and foul sleeping draughts, is passing away without return. Religion cannot pass away. The burning of a little straw may hide the stars of the sky; but the stars are there and will reappear. — Thomas Carlyle

Nominally a great age of scientific inquiry, ours has become an age of superstition about the infallibility of science; of almost mystical faith in its non-mystical methods; above all-which perhaps most explains the expert's sovereignty-of external verities; of traffic-cop morality and rabbit-test truth. — Louis Kronenberger

When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal. — Mahatma Gandhi

I decline Christianity because it is Jewish, because it is international, and because, in cowardly fashion, it preaches Peace on Earth. — Erich Ludendorff

The greatest enemy of investment success is overconfidence. — Raoul Pal

Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past. — Anne Rice

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

What can we do with a creature who returns to his doom with such a free heart? — R.K. Narayan

In Conclusion

These quotes about superstition provoke contemplation on the impact of irrational beliefs on individuals and society. They encourage critical thinking and highlight the importance of relying on evidence and reason rather than superstitious notions. By reflecting on these quotes, one can gain a deeper understanding of the influence of superstition, its limitations, and the potential for human growth and progress when we embrace rationality and reject unfounded beliefs.

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