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Superstition Quotes

I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.

Author: Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

Profession: French Actress

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

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.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.

Author: Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992)

Profession: German-born American Film Actor

Superstition is the poetry of life.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols -- it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.

Author: Doris Lessing (1919)

Profession: British Novelist

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Author: Andrew W. Mathis


Where the flag of truth waves unfurled, there you will find superstition waiting in ambush.

Author: Platen


It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday.

Author: American Proverb

Profession: Sayings of American Origin

Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colors but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.

Author: John Selden (1584-1654)

Profession: British Jurist, Statesman