A Quote by Romain Rolland on art, desires, fanaticism, misery, people, popularity, and superstition

You desire a popular art? Begin by having a "people" whose minds are liberated, a people not crushed by misery and ceaseless toil, not brutalized by every superstition and every fanaticism, a people of itself, and victor in the fight that is being waged today.

Romain Rolland (1866 - 1944)

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A Quote by René A. Schwaller de Lubicz on composers, day, humanity, science, and superstition

Can it really be said that before the day of our pretentious science, humanity was composed solely of imbeciles and the superstitious?

Rene A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887 - 1961)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cheating, foolishness, impossibility, life, people, suffering, and superstition

People suffer all their life long, under the foolish superstition that they can be cheated. But it is impossible for a person to be cheated by anyone but himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pope John Paul II on errors, religion, science, and superstition

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

Pope John Paul II (1920 -)

Source: James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.

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A Quote by Placido Domingo on luck and superstition

I'm not superstitious because it brings bad luck.

Placido Domingo

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on authority, cooperation, force, knowledge, management, obedience, performance, responsibility, superstition, and thought

"Management" means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

Source: People and Performance

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on chastity, happiness, misery, sensuality, and superstition

Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on belief, education, fear, imagination, reason, and superstition

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on absence, criticism, discovery, people, relatives, and superstition

I have criticized absent people so often, and then discovered, to my humiliation, that I was talking with their relatives, that I have grown superstitious about that sort of thing and dropped it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on life, poetry, and superstition

Superstition is the poetry of life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Sprüche in Prosa

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