Fanaticism Quotes

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.

Robertson Davies

There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Phillips, Wendell

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

Gibbon, Edward

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.

Nietzsche, Friedrich

Fanatic faith, once wedded fast to some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.

Thomas Moore

There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim.

Chuck Jones

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

Thomas Jefferson

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


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

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.


Fanatics in power and the funnel of a tornado have this in common - the narrow path in which they move is marked by violence and destruction

Oscar Ostlund

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

Robert Hall
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