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  • It's more superstition. It could all be cut off tomorrow.
    (Joe Crede)
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  • It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
    (Voltaire)
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  • Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus example. Long prayers, superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of Love, and
    (Mary Eddy)
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  • 'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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  • Out of abysses of Illiteracy, Through labyrinths of Lies, Across wastelands of Disease . . . We advance Out of dead-ends of Poverty, Through wilderness of Superstition, Across barricades of Jim Crowism . . . We advance.
    (Melvin Tolson)
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  • The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
    (Cyril Connolly)
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  • When the human race has once acquired a superstition nothing short of death is ever likely to remove it
    (Mark Twain)
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  • Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.
    (Henry James)
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  • The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities....The so-called clergy stupefy the masses....They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction
    (Leo Tolstoy)
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  • He puts gum in his hat I always keep gum in my back pocket, ... If we make the third out when I am on base, I take three pieces out of my pocket and put them in my helmet. Then I put my batting gloves on top of them and hand the coach my helmet. Superstition is not a dirty word in baseball. Not for me.
    (Luis Gonzalez)
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  • 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)
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  • People are realizing the ways things are going with growth in Arizona aren't always all that desirable. Superstition Vistas could change it for many areas. If the State Land Department gets the reform it needs to make more highly planned development happen, it could happen statewide.
    (Rob Melnick)
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  • The fundamentalist mind, running in a single rut for fifty years, is now quite unable to comprehend dissent from its basic superstitions, or to grant any common honesty, or even any decency, to those who reject them
    (H.L. Mencken)
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  • The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed.
    (Albert Einstein)
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  • 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.
    (Helen Keller)
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