Quotations on Fanaticism

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As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
- Georges Bizet
(Keywords: Adultery, Crime, Evil, Fanaticism, Supernatural, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Confusion, Error, Fanaticism, Old, Uncertainty)

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
(Keywords: People, Greatness, Victory, Country, Fanaticism, Man, Order)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Fanaticism, Israel, Nationalism, News, Sea)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Faith, Islam, Muslim, Fanaticism, Moderation, Schools)

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