“She was a very devout teacher. There was a fanaticism about her in terms of the quality of a performance she sought from her students, and about how they thought about the music they played.”
“There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity.”
“We discover (in the gospels) a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication”
“A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.”
Dr. Carl Sagan
“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.”
“The future of a movement is conditioned by the fanaticism, yes, the intolerance, with which its adherents uphold it as the sole correct movement, and push it past other formations of a similar sort”
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