A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
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.
For a Christian Aborigine, land rights or the proposed Heritage Protection Act is a symbolic step back to the world of paganism, superstition, fear and darkness.
Conscience without judgment is superstition.
Superstition is...religion which has grown incongruous with intelligence.
I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.
Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.
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.
I have a superstition about saying too much about what I want to happen, just in case it all disappears, or someone else comes along and beats me to it.
Superstition Vistas sits out there vacant, not because there aren't buyers for it, but because we can't plan it. We don't have the money. Our inability to plan the land has caused development to leap over it. That's not supposed to happen.
'Management' means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank.
Science keeps down the weed of superstition not by logic, but by rendering the mental soil unfit for its cultivation
Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality.
Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible.
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
The church is challenging such negative cultural elements as superstition, rugged individualism, materialism, hedonism, permissiveness and utilitarianism.
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.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
This is indeed a clash of civilisations, not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.
My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on it legs again in the name of Jesus.
Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.
Read it as you would any other book think of it as you would of any other get the bandage of reverence from your eyes drive from your heart the phantom of fear push from the throne of your brain the cowled form of superstition - then read the Holy Bible, and you will be amazed that you ever, for one moment, supposed a being of infinite wisdom, goodness, and purity to be the author of such ignorance and of such atrocity.
The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality it strikes at the rootof all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
I'm a third done into a new book but sorry - I have a superstition about talking about it!