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    Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.

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    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.

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    All mass movements generate in their adherents a readiness to die and a proclivity for united action; all of them, irrespective of the doctrine they preach and the program they project, breed fanaticism, enthusiasm, fervent hope, hatred and intolerance; all of them are capable of releasing a powerful flow of activity in certain departments of life; all of them demand blind faith and singlehearted allegiance.

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    Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.

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    Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

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    Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.

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    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

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

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

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    Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.

  11. Last Update: August, 2020