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magic

Cynical Definitions

n. An art of converting superstition into income.

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Cynical Quotations

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

— Tom Robbins

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Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.

— Thomas Szasz

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