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.

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

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

Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.

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.

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

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.

Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.

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

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

Superstition is the poetry of life.

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

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

Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

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.

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.

The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.

There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.

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.

We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms. Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash.

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