Fanatics Quotes

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Robert F. Kennedy
“What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.”
Robert F. Kennedy

Bertrand Russell
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”
Bertrand Russell

Flannery O'Connor
“You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Violent Bear It Away

Leah Wilson
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves and wiser people so full of doubt.”
Leah Wilson, The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

Christopher Hitchens
“Those who are determined to be ‘offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.”
Christopher Hitchens

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Toba Beta
“Fanatics don't wanna see anything from another standpoints.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Carl Jung
“Fanaticism is always a sign of repressed doubt”
Carl Gustav Jung

John F. Kennedy
“Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted are needed. And our duty as a Party is not to our Party alone, but to the nation, and, indeed, to all mankind. Our duty is not merely the preservation of political power but the preservation of peace and freedom.

So let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation's future is at stake.

Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause -- united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future -- and determined that this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace and abundance.”
John F. Kennedy

“. . . In all parts of our globe, fanatics have cut each other's throats, publicly burnt each other, committed without a scruple and even as a duty, the greatest crimes, and shed torrents of blood . . .

Savage and furious nations, perpetually at war, adore, under divers names, some God, conformable to their ideas, that is to say, cruel, carnivorous, selfish, blood-thirsty. We find, in all the religions, 'a God of armies,' a 'jealous God,' an 'avenging God,' a 'destroying God,' a 'God,' who is pleased with carnage, and whom his worshippers consider it a duty to serve. Lambs, bulls, children, men, and women, are sacrificed to him. Zealous servants of this barbarous God think themselves obliged even to offer up themselves as a sacrifice to him. Madmen may everywhere be seen, who, after meditating upon their terrible God, imagine that to please him they must inflict on themselves, the most exquisite torments. The gloomy ideas formed of the deity, far from consoling them, have every where disquieted their minds, and prejudiced follies destructive to happiness.”
Baron D'Holbach

G.K. Chesterton
“Being surrounded with every conceivable kind of revolt from infancy, Gabriel had to revolt into something, so he revolted into the only thing left — sanity. But there was just enough in him of the blood of these fanatics to make even his protest for common sense a little too fierce to be sensible.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Gustave Flaubert
“Is it not time to cry that the blind shall see, the deaf hear, the lame walk? But that which fanaticism formerly promised to its elect, science now accomplishes for all men.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Israelmore Ayivor
“Just like the way you date in relationship and become convinced before you give a partner your heart, you got to date your PASTOR to know he can be your MENTOR before you give him your ears! Test the Spirits...and don't be a religious fanatic!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Criss Jami
“A mature heart for Christ would much rather spend its time praising him than condemning his fanatics.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Toba Beta
“Fanatics clouded by self-justification.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“The Fanatics have dirtied its fiber, and their mottos have reated a thick layer of mold over its wounds, one of total intolerance, feeding on the indoctrination of the youth cliques.”
Rami Ollaik

Jack Vance
“It occurs to me that the man and his religion are one and the same thing. The unknown exists. Each man projects on the blankness the shape of his own particular world-view. He endows his creation with his personal volitions and attitudes. The religious man stating his case is in essence explaining himself. When a fanatic is contradicted he feels a threat to his own existence; he reacts violently.”
Jack Vance, Servants of the Wankh

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A fanatic is a deeply religious man with no love in his heart”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bernard-Henri Lévy
“N"ayez pas peur du kamikaze.
Ce qui l'intéresse dans le risque de mort, ce n'est pas le risque, c'est la mort. Ce qu'il aime dans la guerre, ce n'est pas "vaincre ou mourir" mais mourir et ne surtout pas vaincre.
Sa grande affaire, ce n'est pas, comme dit Clausewitz, proportionner des efforts à la force de résistance de l'ennemi, le renverser, le réduire - mais mourir.
(ch. 16 Debray, Kojève et le prix du sang)”
Bernard-Henri Lévy, War, Evil and the End of History

Liu Cixin
“Now, faced with political cases like yours, all prosecutorial organs and courts would rather be too severe than too lax. This is because treating you too severely would just be a mistake in method, but treating you too laxly would be a mistake in political direction.”
Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem

Valentin Tomberg
“A person who has had the misfortune to fall victim to the spell of a philosophical system (and the spells of sorcerers are mere trifles in comparison to the disastrous effect of the spell of a philosophical system!) can no longer see the world, or people, or historic events, as they are; he sees everything only through the distorting prism of the system by which he is possessed. Thus, a Marxist of today is incapable of seeing anything else in the history of mankind other than the “class struggle”.

What I am saying concerning mysticism, gnosis, magic and philosophy would be considered by him only as a ruse on the part of the bourgeois class, with the aim of “screening with a mystical and idealistic haze” the reality of the exploitation of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie…although I have not inherited anything from my parents and I have not experienced a single day without having to earn my living by means of work recognised as “legitimate” by Marxists!

Another contemporary example of possession by a system is Freudianism. A man possessed by this system will see in everything that I have written only the expression of “suppressed libido”, which seeks and finds release in this manner. It would therefore be the lack of sexual fulfillment which has driven me to occupy myself with the Tarot and to write about it!
Is there any need for further examples? Is it still necessary to cite the Hegelians with their distortion of the history of humanity, the Scholastic “realists” of the Middle Ages with the Inquisition, the rationalists of the eighteenth century who were blinded by the light of their own autonomous reasoning?

Yes, autonomous philosophical systems separated from the living body of tradition are parasitic structures, which seize the thought, feeling and finally the will of human beings. In fact, they play a role comparable to the psycho-pathological complexes of neurosis or other psychic maladies of obsession. Their physical analogy is cancer.”
Valentin Tomberg, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism

Margaret Atwood
“Then I remembered something I'd seen and hadn't noticed, at the time. It wasn't the army. It was
some other army.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Janny Wurts
“Fanatics don’t choose to stop blinding themselves. His Lordship’s more at risk of becoming the figure-head steered by the needs of the mob."

"What man who leads a pack of followers isn't?”
Janny Wurts, Initiate's Trial

Stewart Stafford
“If someone threatens you for telling a joke, that's all the more reason to tell it. Humour is the perfect antidote to fanaticism.”
Stewart Stafford

Amos Oz
“Hur ska man förhålla sig till människor som knappast är något annat än utropstecken på två ben? Hur ska man stoppa dem som inte skyr några medel?”
Amos Oz, How to Cure a Fanatic

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