“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.”
“A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.”
Dr. Carl Sagan
“We discover (in the gospels) a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication”
“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.”
“If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism”
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