Fanaticism Quotes

Human nature simply cannot subsist without a hope and aim of some kind; as the sanity of the Old Testament truly said, where there is no vision the people perisheth. But it is precisely because an ideal is necessary to man that the man without ideals is in permanent danger of fanaticism.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.

Phillips, Wendell

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.

Robertson Davies

Today's terrorism is not the product of a traditional history of anarchism, nihilism, or fanaticism. It is instead the contemporary partner of globalization.

Jean Baudrillard

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

Gibbon, Edward

The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.

Arthur Miller

Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

Marquis De Sade

Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of life.

Robert Hall

Theological religion is the source of all imaginable follies and disturbances; it is the parent of fanaticism and civil discord; it is the enemy of mankind.


Tolerance and freedom of thought are the veritable antidotes to religious fanaticism


We discover in the gospels, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication

Thomas Jefferson

Everybody knows that fanaticism is religion caricatured, and yet, with many, contempt of fanaticism is regarded as a sign of hostility to religion.

Whipple, Edwin Percy

We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of this.

Hall, Robert

The blind fanaticism of one foolish honest man may cause more evil than the united efforts of twenty rogues.

Grimm, Friedrich, Baron Von

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