Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Profession: German Philosopher
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator
Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
Author: Salman Rushdie (1948)
Profession: Indian-born British Author
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)
Profession: American Philosopher, Poet
Wisdom becomes nonsense in the mouth of a fanatic.
Author: Otto Schuwdrmer
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
Author: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Profession: Irish Poet, Playwright.