Superstition Quotes and Sayings

Superstition is more injurious to God than atheism.
– Denis Diderot

Superstition is the need to view the world in terms of simple cause and effect.
– Bernard Beckett

Superstitions are the by-products of ignorance.

Submitted by: K.SIVA RAMAN on June 12, 2018

Superstition is the backward going of human life.

Submitted by: j.c.bose on June 12, 2018

When man seized the loadstone of science, the loadstar of superstition vanished in the clouds.
– W. R. Alger

Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense.
– Robert G. Ingersoll

Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.


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

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
– George Iles

Superstition, the mother of those hideous twins, fear and faith, from her throne of skulls, still rules the world.
– Robert G. Ingersoll

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
– Judith Viorst

All men are superstitious; they only differ in degrees.
– John Toland

In all superstition wise men follow fools.
Francis Bacon

So funny how we believe in something that has no existence and live by that superstition for a lifetime.

Submitted by: Jorge on November 24, 2016

Superstition is the death of a thinking mind.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on December 6, 2014

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Edmund Burke

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
Groucho Marx

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is superstition.
– Jose Bergamin

Organized religion is a product of a mix of superstition, delusion, divination and humanity to calm and control the human mind.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on July 20, 2013

Belief is the death of intelligence.
– Robert Anton Wilson

If you believed in Christianity or Islam it was called ‘faith’, but if you believed in astrology or Friday the thirteenth it was Superstition!
– Jostein Gaarder

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
George Herbert

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


You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.
Aldous Huxley

What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.
– Alice Walker

What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.
Christopher Hitchens

What we don’t understand we can make mean anything.
Chuck Palahniuk

I don’t believe in superstition because it brings bad luck!

Submitted by: Some idiot on February 24, 2011

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