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Fanaticism Quotes

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The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
- Denis Diderot

 

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

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

The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the
errors and fanaticism of human beings.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

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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

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
- Edward Gibbon

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.
- Robertson Davies

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

It is not possible to unknow what you do know -
the result of that is fanaticism.
- Lionel Blue

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim
schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
- Cat Stevens

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow,
and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
- Wendell Phillips

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when
you have forgotten your aim.
- George Santayana

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea,
because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

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

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

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

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

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

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement,
intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
- Margaret Fuller

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become
dominated by gadgets and machines,
taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day

Yeah, there's a tendency to get pigeonholed in Hollywood.
- Mark Ruffalo

There's always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency,
and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility.
- Karl Lehmann

I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material,
so rewriting is hard for me.
I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.
- Alan Dean Foster

People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.
- P. J. Harvey

Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies
and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of
individuals and communities working to rebuild.
- Bobby Jindal

Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency
to follow Nature in her walks.
- John James Audubon

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches,
rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell
a story to the same person,
three or four times.
- Helen Rowland

My tendency is to be very experimental.
- Sean Lennon

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing,
but the inexorable succession of generations requires
that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
- Garrett Hardin

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant
modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
- Walter Pater

I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script.
Not yes based on a rewrite.
- William H. Macy

The tendency of democracies is, in all things,
to mediocrity.
- James F. Cooper

In the larger companies, you have this tendency to get top-down direction.
- Vinton Cerf

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble
upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices,
and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
- Walter Lippmann

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
- Jane Addams

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency
is to develop in the form of a sheaf,
creating, by its very growth, divergent directions
among which its impetus is divided.
- Henri Bergson

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency
whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I'll miss the relationships I have built with these actors.
I'll miss the devotion we have to this work.
Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end.
- Dennis Franz

I love sleep.
My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake,
you know?
- Ernest Hemingway

I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner,
with my big fat face.
- Jason Bateman

One of the problems I have with a lot of movies these
days is that everything is too well lit.
In the world of digital creations there is a tendency to show too much.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I'm constantly having to be vigilant with a depressive tendency,
an addictive tendency.
- Patrick Marber

I have a tendency to kick it up.
I like to rattle the cage.
- Lisa Marie Presley

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself,
to monitor my development into the person I want to be.
I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
- Fiona Apple

What has destroyed every previous civilization has
been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
- Henry George

There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils
that man does of his own free will.
- Agatha Christie

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken
as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
- Lord Jeffrey

I think there is a tendency in science to measure what
is measurable and to decide that what you cannot measure must be uninteresting.
- Donald Norman

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the
desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
- William Howard Taft

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines
in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts -
the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
- Richard Wagner

An inborn tendency toward science turning it into a lifelong commitment.
- Bruno Rossi

The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands
makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.
- Georgia Harkness

Because there is very little honor left in American life,
there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
- Norman Mailer

My mouth has a tendency to get me into trouble,
but because I'm so small and I take on people who are lager than me.
If someone punched me, I'd get my drummer beat them up.
- Brian Molko

We managed to hang in there.
Today when people get married there's a tendency to
run away when things get tough.
There is a lot of strength in hanging together.
- Jerry Stiller

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency
to look for people who live by kindness,
tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
- Martin Scorsese

There is a tendency to seek an objective account of
everything before admitting its reality.
- Thomas Nagel

Long before the thousand millions are here,
the mighty centrifugal tendency, inherent in this stock
and strengthened in the United States,
will assert itself.
- Josiah Strong

I've yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine,
and we have a tendency to treat them like that.
- Michael Tolkin

When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had
gone much more into the service of a political tendency
in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement.
- Aldrich Ames


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