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To conquer fanaticism, you must tolerate it; the shuttlecock of religious difference soon falls to the ground when there are no battledoors to beat it backward and forward. (Quote by - Paul Chatfield)

There is nothing in art, in philosophy, or in politics to match the fervor of mutual cooperation among discordant bands of fanatics. (Quote by - Alan Dean Foster, Diuturnity's Dawn)

Painful and corporeal punishments should never be applied to fanaticism; for, being founded on pride, it glories in persecution. (Quote by - Marchese de Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria)

A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in. (Quote by - Dean Koontz)

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

The fundamentalist violence is, so is it, an attempt to increase the stakes, i.e. to discourage the potential desertions by showing that defection will cost them dear, that those who adopt other values will be persecuted or even killed. (Quote by - Pascal Boyer)

There are three great international team sports in Australia: cricket, rugby (two codes), and Pom-bashing. But the greatest of these is the last, and it is time we prepared ourselves for the greatest celebration of Pom-bashing since Bodyline, the 1930s cricket tour that became an international incident. That one rankles to this day and is otherwise known as the longest whinge in sporting history. (Quote by - Simon Barnes)

The blind fanaticism of one foolish honest man may cause more evil than the united efforts of twenty rogues. (Quote by - Baron Friedrich von Grimm, Friedrich Melchior)

Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and of superstition, the father of intolerance and of persecution. (Quote by - John William Fletcher)

There is no cruelty so inexorable and unrelenting as that which proceeds from a bigoted and presumptuous supposition of doing service to God. The victim of the fanatical persecutor will find that the stronger the motives he can urge for mercy are, the weaker will be his chance for obtaining it, for the merit of his destruction will be supposed to rise in value in proportion as it is effected at the expense of every feeling both of justice and of humanity. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if Thomson don't get ya, Lillee must. (Quote by - Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson)

Earnestness is good; it means business. But fanaticism overdoes, and is consequently reactionary. (Quote by - Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

Shakespeare scholars just sigh and consign the book to the great pantheon of revelations .. I am accustomed to fanatics who get a funny look in the eye when they come to speak to me how about the Earl of Oxford or Marlowe really wrote the plays. She spoke rationally, and it's an intelligently readable book, but it floats way above the facts, as I told her. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Even though I was a (Chelsea) fan, a fanatic, you actually wanted to see him do it - - you clapped him as he destroyed your team. (Quote by - Peter Hain)

Fanaticism, to which men are so much inclined, has always served not only to render them more brutalized but more wicked. (Quote by - Voltaire )

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. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

Fanaticism is . . . overcompensation for doubt. (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

Fanatical religion driven to a certain point is almost as bad as none at all, but not quite. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

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. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

He is a fanatic, a liberal political fanatic,. (Quote by - Tom DeLay)

We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things and yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy for us. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

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. (Quote by - Heywood Broun)


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