Superstition Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old superstition quotes, superstition sayings, and superstition proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Superstition is the poetry of life. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Superstition is the spleen of the soul. Alexander Pope
Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence. Countess of Blessington
Superstition is an enemy to civil liberty. David Hume
Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of. Joseph Joubert
Conscience without judgment is superstition. Benjamin Whichcote
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Helen Keller
The superstition of science scoffs at the superstition of faith. James A. Froude
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time. George Iles
Superstitions are, for the most part, but the shadows of great truths. Tryon Edwards
Superstition sets the whole world in flames, but philosophy douses them. Voltaire
Superstition, like true love, needs time to grow and reflect upon itself. Stephen King
Superstition would seem to be simply cowardice in regard to the supernatural. Theophrastus
Superstition is the need to view the world in terms of simple cause and effect. Bernard Beckett
Superstitions are man's way of trying to control things he has no control over. Sarah Addison Allen
A new type of superstition has got hold of people's minds, the worship of the state. Ludwig Von Mises
You'll find superstition a contagious thing. Some people let it get the better of them. Curt Siodmak
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. Voltaire
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss, and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other. Francis Bacon
The master of superstition is the people, and in all superstition wise men follow fools, and arguments are fitted to practice in a reversed order. Francis Bacon
Superstition is not, as has been defined, an excess of religious feeling, but a misdirection of it, an exhausting of it on vanities of man's devising. Richard Whately
A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices. Johan Huizinga
There is but one thing that can free a man from superstition, and that is belief. All history proves it. The most sceptical have ever been the most credulous. George Macdonald
The way to deal with superstition is not to be polite to it, but to tackle it with all arms, and so rout it, cripple it, and make it forever infamous and ridiculous. H. L. Mencken
The realm of superstitions, fortune-telling, presentiments, intuition, dreams, all this is the inner life of a human being, and all this is the hardest thing to film. Krzysztof Kieslowski
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
The superstition that the hounds of truth will rout the vermin of error seems, like a fragment of Victorian lace, quaint, but too brittle to be lifted out of the showcase. William F. Buckley, Jr.
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. Emma Goldman
Superstitions typically involve seeing order where in fact there is none, and denial amounts to rejecting evidence of regularities, sometimes even ones that are staring us in the face. Murray Gell-Mann