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Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)
Fanaticism is redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana (1863-1952)
Fanatics have their dreams,
Wherewith they weave
A paradise for a sect.
John Keats (1795-1821)
It is characteristic of theistic 'tolerance' that no one really cares what the people believe in, just so they believe or pretend to believe.
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
The Journalistic Principle (sometimes called Betteridge's Law or Hinchliffe's Rule): Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.
There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause.
P.J. O'Rourke (1947- )