Quotes and Sayings about Fanaticism



"It is not possible to unknow what you do know - the result of that is fanaticism."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fanaticism, Result)

"The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Confusion, Error, Fanaticism, Old, Uncertainty)

"Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Doubt, Fanaticism)

"From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Fanaticism)

"In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement."
- Hans Frank
(Related: People, Greatness, Victory, Country, Fanaticism, Man, Order)

"Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Feelings, Fanaticism, Humanity)

"Today's Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs. We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter in forms of religious fanaticism."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Fanaticism, Religious, Today)

"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
(Related: Religion, Fear, Beginning, Evil, Fanaticism, Morals, Motive, Wickedness)

"The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Mistake, Errors, Fanaticism)

"Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Society, Common sense, Fanaticism, Religious, Trying, World)

"Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Time, Aggression, Fanaticism, Hate, Leaders, Xenophobia)

"The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Life, Commitment, Emotion, Fanaticism, Man, Tragedy)

"The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: God, Fanaticism, Religious, Value)

"But The Same Sea is set precisely in this Israel, which never makes it to the news headlines anywhere. It is a novel about everyday people far removed from fundamentalism, fanaticism nationalism, or militancy of any sort."
- Amos Oz
(Related: People, Fanaticism, Israel, Nationalism, News, Sea)

"What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Fanaticism, Today, Tomorrow)

"A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Idea, Fanaticism)

"Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."
- George Santayana
(Related: Effort, Fanaticism)

"The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens. Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Muslim, Fanaticism, Germany, Living, Majority, Religious)

"This fanaticism is what feeds terrorism. And this is precisely why Muslims must play an active role in opposing hate sermons and incitement to terrorism and extremism in their mosques."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Extremism, Fanaticism, Hate, Play, Sermons, Terrorism)

"Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Faith, Islam, Muslim, Fanaticism, Moderation, Schools)