Fanaticism Quotes

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

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

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.

Voltaire

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

Paul-Henri

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

Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and superstition, the father of intolerance and persecution.

Fletcher, Samuel

Fanaticism, the false fire of an overheated mind.

Cowper, William

There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim

Santayana, George

Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind.

Cowper, William

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.

Cat Stevens

Recalling some of the most spectacular horrors of history -- the burning of heretics and witches at the stake, the wholesale massacre of "heathens," and other no less repulsive manifestations of Christian civilization in Europe and elsewhere -- modern man is filled with pride in the "progress" accomplished, in one line at least, since the end of the dark ages of religious fanaticism.

Savitri Devi

Though fanaticism drinks at many founts, its predisposing cause is mostly the subject of an invisible futurity.

Francis Atterbury

The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others

Adolf Hitler

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