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  • It is not enough for us to prostrate ourselves under the tree which is Creation, and to contemplate its tremendous branches filled with stars. We have a duty to perform, to work upon the human soul, to defend the mystery against the miracle, to worship the incomprehensible while rejecting the absurd to accept, in the inexplicable, only what is necessary to dispel the superstitions that surround religion --to rid God of His Maggots.
    (Victor Hugo)
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  • Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
    (Joseph Joubert)
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  • LORE, n. Learning --particularly that sort which is not derived from a regular course of instruction but comes of the reading of occult books, or by nature. This latter is commonly designated as folk-lore and embraces popularly myths and superstitions. In Baring-Gould's Curious Myths of the Middle Ages the reader will find many of these traced backward, through various people son converging lines, toward a common origin in remote antiquity. Among these are the fables of Teddy the Giant Killer, The Sleeping John Sharp Williams, Little Red Riding Hood and the Sugar Trust, Beauty and the Brisbane, The Seven Aldermen of Ephesus, Rip Van Fairbanks, and so forth. The fable with Goethe so affectingly relates under the title of The Erl- King was known two thousand years ago in Greece as The Demos and the Infant Industry. One of the most general and ancient of these myths is that Arabian tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Rockefellers.
    (Ambrose Gwinett Bierce)
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  • 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.
    (Denis Diderot)
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  • Superstition is the poetry of life.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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  • Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
    (Garrett Fort)
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  • Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
    (Countess of Blessington)
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  • I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
    (Babe Ruth)
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  • I do have the same routine in the on-deck circle I do the same stretches. But I don't listen to or wear the same thing. Actually, yeah I do. Against Western I wore my Snoopy boxers and I finally got two hits. I hadn't done that in a week or so. So I had to wear them against Belmont and I went 4-for-4, so I guess that's my my superstition, now. So I might be wearing my Snoopy boxers for a while.
    (Ryan Kane)
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