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There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

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.

Author: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)

Profession: American Journalist, Novelist

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster.

Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)

Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher

Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.

Author: Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)

Profession: American Journalist, Humorist

Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.

Author: Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)

Profession: French Psychiatrist

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

Author: Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

Profession: British Historian

A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Mere human beings can't afford to be fanatical about anything. Not even about justice or loyalty. The fanatic for justice ends by murdering a million helpless people to clear a space for his law-courts. If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.

Author: Storm Jameson (1891-1986)

Profession: British Writer

In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice.

Author: Louis Kronenberger


If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for a fanatic.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic