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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.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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We are so constituted by Nature that we easily believe the things we hope for, but believe only with difficulty those we fear, and that we regard such things more or less highly than is just. This is the source of the superstitions by which men everywhere
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Margaret Weis Quotes

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Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
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Adam Smith Quotes

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Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
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Thomas Fuller Quotes

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Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of b
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No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.
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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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