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Joseph Lewis Quotes and Sayings

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Superstition is the poison of the mind.
- Joseph Lewis

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
- Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

 

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

I had only one superstition.
I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
- Babe Ruth

I have only one superstition...
Touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
- George Herman

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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.
These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

I never think about the actual process of writing.
I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.
- Anne Tyler

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

My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky
to be behind at the end of the game.
- Duffy Daugherty

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
- James F. Cooper

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit
that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the
barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
- Voltaire

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary
for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
- William Ralph Inge

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

Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice
in face of the supernatural.
- Theophrastus

This is indeed a clash of civilisations,
not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.
- Polly Toynbee

Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between
the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
- Garrett Fort

In the absence of evidence, superstition.
It's a Middle Ages thing.
That's my theory anyway.
- Tucker Carlson

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

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

Conscience without judgment is superstition.
- Benjamin Whichcote

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.
- John Selden

I have a superstition about saying too much about what I want to happen,
just in case it all disappears, or someone else comes
along and beats me to it.
- Gil Gerard

Humanity has the stars in its future,
and that future is too important to be lost under the
burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov

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

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
- Edmund Burke

I'm a third done into a new book but sorry -
I have a superstition about talking about it!
- Joanna Trollope

Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse,
and morality without religion is impossible.
- Mark Hopkins

Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay
there you've only founded a superstition.
If you test it, you've started a science.
- Hal Clement

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home,
and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
- Elbert Hubbard

The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition
in the popular defense of the family or in popular
attitudes regarding abortion,
crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
- Christopher Lasch

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

The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from
ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition
of the Christian religion.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Science can purify religion from error and superstition.
Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
- Pope John Paul II

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

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition;
so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is
certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
- John Calvin

Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore
be directed to this noble purpose,
and then all the objections urged against it by jealous
tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.
- Adam Weishaupt

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes,
who are highly influential and tend to view religion
as primitive superstition.
They believe that science has left atheism as the only
respectable intellectual stance.
- Robert Bork

This is the great object held out by this association;
and the means of attaining it is illumination,
enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason
which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.
- Adam Weishaupt

If you do not accuse each other, God will not accuse you.
If you have no accuser you will enter heaven.
What many people call sin is not sin;
I do many things to break down superstition,
and I will break it down.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man.
It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.
It is the middle ground between light and shadow,
between science and superstition.
- Rod Serling

Young men of this class never do anything for themselves
that they can get other people to do for them,
and it is the infatuation, the devotion,
the superstition of others that keeps them going.
These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.
- Henry James

Although I myself don't go to church or synagogue,
I do, whether it's superstition or whatever,
pray every time I get on a plane.
I just automatically do it.
I say the same thing every time.
- Barbara Walters

In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as
quickly as for a living truth -
often more so,
since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it,
but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
- Hypatia

The nations were awakened from the sleep of death,
as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips,
- the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed,
and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.
- John Strachan

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz


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