Fanaticism Quotes

The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.

Diderot, Denis

A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.

Dunne, Finley Peter

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.

Huxley, Aldous

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad

Pope, Alexander

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

Santayana, George

Wisdom becomes nonsense in the mouth of a fanatic

Schuwdrmer, Otto

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity.

Samuel Johnson

Fanatical religion driven to a certain point is almost as bad as none at all, but not quite.

Samuel Johnson

The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things than the cool and slippery disputant.

Chapin, Edwin Hubbell

Fanaticism, the false fire of an overheated mind.

Cowper, William

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

Fletcher, Samuel

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

Hall, Robert

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

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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