Of all things wisdom is the most terrified with epidemical fanaticism, because, of all enemies, it is that against which she is the least able to furnish any kind of resource.
The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things than the cool and slippery disputant.
Fanaticism, the false fire of an overheated mind.
The weakness of human nature has always appeared in times of great revivals of religion, by a disposition to run into extremes, especially in these three things: enthusiasm, superstition, and intemperate zeal.
Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and superstition, the father of intolerance and persecution.
The blind fanaticism of one foolish honest man may cause more evil than the united efforts of twenty rogues.
Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of this.
We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others.
Fanatic faith, once wedded fast to some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.
What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
Everybody knows that fanaticism is religion caricatured, and yet, with many, contempt of fanaticism is regarded as a sign of hostility to religion.