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VoltaireSuperstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Francis BaconThe root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

George Bernard ShawA fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Baruch SpinozaI make this chief distinction between religion and superstition, that the latter is founded on ignorance, the former on knowledge.

—  Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677, Dutch philosopher

CiceroWe do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman

Gore VidalModern Christianity is a encyclopedia of traditional superstition.

—  Gore Vidal, 1925-2012, American writer

Fyodor DostoyevskyIs it really not possible to touch the gaming table without being instantly infected by superstition?

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer










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