Fanaticism Quotes

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

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

Dr. Carl Sagan

In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.

Anna Jameson

Of all things wisdom is the most terrified with epidemical fanaticism, because, of all enemies, it is that against which she is the least able to furnish any kind of resource.

Edmund Burke

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice

Kronenberger, Louis

All fanaticism springs from the religious impulse.

Edmund Cooper

Fanaticism must be put to sleep before it can be eradicated.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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