Fanaticism Quotes

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From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
Fanaticism was a more powerful combatant than avarice.
Fanatics fear liberty more than they fear persecution.
Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave
A paradise for a sect.
Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is to fever, and fury to anger.
A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

foolishness

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God.
A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.
Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates for a secret doubt.
We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others.

zeal

There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person in whom one impulse, one value, has assumed ascendancy over all others.
It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
Fanaticism is a disease of the mind, just as alcoholism is a disease of the body, and the rational cure for both is the diminishing dose.
The weakness of the fanatic is that those whom he fights have a secret hold upon him; and to this weakness he and his group finally succumb.
The fanatical believer is not conscious of his envy, malice, pettiness and dishonesty. There is a wall of words between his consciousness and his real self.
The enemy for the fanatic is pleasure, which makes it extremely important to continue to indulge in pleasure.  Dance madly.  That is how you get rid of terrorism.

pleasure

When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.

dogma

Of all things, wisdom is the most terrified of epidemical fanaticism, because of all enemies it is that against which she is the least able to furnish any kind of resource.
The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan values and ends is another childish, but also universal, corruption of religion.  This is the source of all religious fanaticism.

God

Hell hath no fury like a fanatic asked to find a reason for what he's doing. He simply wants to do it, and generally he wants to do it because he observes, often unconsciously, that something new is coming into existence and he doesn't like it, and he's going out with fire and sword to hold it back.