The blind fanaticism of one foolish honest man may cause more evil than the united efforts of twenty rogues.
Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of this.
We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others.
Everybody knows that fanaticism is religion caricatured, and yet, with many, contempt of fanaticism is regarded as a sign of hostility to religion.
We discover in the gospels, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication
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.
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
Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of life.
Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.
A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice
If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for a fanatic.
A fanatic is someone who does what the Lord would do, if He knew the facts of the matter.
As any action or posture long continued will distort and disfigure the limbs; so the mind likewise is crippled and contracted by perpetual application to the same set of ideas.
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.
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.
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism
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
Though fanaticism drinks at many founts, its predisposing cause is mostly the subject of an invisible futurity.
Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.
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