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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #zealotry

From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.

Salman Rushdie

#extremism #fanaticism #god #inhumanity #justification

Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.

Anne Rice

#bibliophiles #book-lovers #willful-ignorance #zealotry #enemy

Give a man with a death wish a bottle of whisky and a loaded gun, you get a dead body. Give a martyr a quote from scripture and a pocket full of prayers and you get a room full of corpses.

Kevis Hendrickson

#rogue-hunter-saga #zealotry #zyra-zanr #death

Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage... As chairman emeritus of the extreme right-wing National Organization for Marriage

Orson Scott Card

#anti-glbt #bigotry #zealotry #change

It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel.

Anatole France

#truth #zealotry #men

Then faith's paradox is this: that the single individual is higher than the universal, that the single individual determines his relation to the universal through his relation to God, not his relation to God through his relation through the universal... Unless this is how it is, faith has no place in existence; and faith is then a temptation.

Søren Kierkegaard

#temptation #zealotry #faith

Moderation is a wiser policy than zealotry

Christopher Paolini

#moderation #way-of-life #zealotry #life

That's what you get,' he said, nodding towards a group of the men engaged in some close-order military drill, 'when you give people Bibles and guns. You should give 'em either one or the other, but not both. It just messes up their brains.

K.W. Jeter

#war #warfare #zealotry #men

We humans are naturally disposed to worship gods and heroes, to build our pantheons and valhallas. I would rather see that impulse directed into the adoration of daft singers, thicko footballers and air-headed screen actors than into the veneration of dogmatic zealots, fanatical preachers, militant politicians and rabid cultural commentators.

Stephen Fry

#religious-extremism #zealotry #nature

Anyone who says he knows God's intention is showing a lot of very human ego.

Michael Crichton

#religion #zealotry #religion

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