Zealots Quotes

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like-all-fads-corporate-governance-has-its-zealots-conrad-black
they-zealots-would-have-everybody-be-as-blind-as-themselves-to-them-to-be-clearsighted-is-libertinism-moliere
fear-anxiety-were-exploited-by-zealots-fools-david-addington
todays-zealots-are-mostly-those-pretending-to-be-antireligious-criss-jami
zealots-are-like-one-trackpony-dont-get-in-their-way-without-expecting-to-get-hurt-patricia-briggs
for-modes-of-faith-let-graceless-zealots-fight-his-cant-be-wrong-whose-life-is-in-the-right
slavery-is-now-nowhere-more-patiently-endured-than-in-countries-once-inhabited-by-zealots-liberty-samuel-johnson
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fractured-factions-many-cults-are-created-by-uncontrollable-egos-religious-zealots-kamil-ali
i-think-while-zealots-fast-frownand-fight-for-two-seventhat-there-are-fifty-roads-to-townand-rather-more-to-heaven-winthrop-mackworth-praed
the-problem-is-there-is-no-such-thing-as-viable-democracy-made-up-experts-zealots-politicians-spectators
dark-meteors-pale-demons-aside-hurled-relentlessly-across-night-sky-zealots-creation-to-theory-chained-theyd-kill-for-their-faith-die-3-inches-of-blood
true-zeal-is-connected-with-holy-life-it-is-remarkable-how-often-greatest-zealots-for-god-church-sound-doctrine-as-they-regard-it-have-been-unholy-charles-hodge
misuse-reason-might-yet-return-world-to-pretechnological-night-plenty-religious-zealots-hunger-for-just-such-result-are-happy-to-use-latest-technology-to-effect-it-ac-grayling
there-are-always-forces-at-work-in-society-which-are-really-forces-censorship-either-religious-bodies-zealots-who-are-always-putting-pressure-on-john-boorman
the-people-i-see-on-bicycles-look-like-organicgardening-zealots-who-advocate-federal-regulation-bedtime-want-american-foreign-policy-to-be-dictated-p-j-orourke
i-preyed-on-this-sort-thing-discontentment-clash-passions-among-rivals-zealots-open-sores-opened-secrets-thats-how-i-roll-jackson-guild-the-trinity-conspiracy-betrayal-at-black-m
zealots-wild-eyed-persons-afflicted-with-incurable-certainty-about-workings-world-certainty-that-can-lead-to-violence-when-world-doesnt-fit-jonathan-stroud
never [enter] into dispute or argument with another. I never saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument. I have seen many, on their getting warm, becoming rude, & shooting one another... When I hear another express an opinion which is not mine, I say to myself, he has a right to his opinion, as I to mine; why should I question it? His error does me no injury, and shall I become a Don Quixote, to bring all men by force of argument to one opinion?... There are two classes of disputants most frequently to be met with among us. The first is of young students, just entered the threshold of science, with a first view of its outlines, not yet filled up with the details & modifications which a further progress would bring to their knoledge. The other consists of the ill-tempered & rude men in society, who have taken up a passion for politics... Consider yourself, when with them, as among the patients of Bedlam, needing medical more than moral counsel. Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics. In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.

Thomas Jefferson
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It is their usual reaction; they employ not words and reasoned conversation or discourse to resolve problems, but the truncheon, the jackbooted foot, or the gun. Sophistication requires more competence and skill than mere thuggery. It is a harder, loftier charge to be civilised than to let the beast in man devour man. The enlightened mind knows that all is challengeable, questions all, and thus, learns and grows. The weak, narrow mind makes its beliefs - whatever form they take - sacrosanct, defending them with violence if necessary. Political extremists, much like religious zealots, are the latter. They destroy what they cannot convert. They annihilate those they cannot control or make conform. They have found no peace in life, no love, and so promote war and division, as emotional cripples - inflicting their own pain and misery and malignant stupidity on the world. Their language binds people together, but only by stirring the darkest excesses of the soul; language of hate, and intolerance, fear and conspiracy, and the need for vengeance. In war-scarred Europe, these cripples direct mass-psychology, and would make the world in their own likeness; mutilated by violence and tribalism and hate. They use language in its most evil, twisted form. They appeal to the lowest form of understanding, on a level I hesitate to allow for the term 'human intelligence' to be associated. Children, fertile minds ripe for molestation. Now they will be taught what to think, not how to think. Language, that twisted poison. It scars purity.

Daniel S. Fletcher
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Long before it was known to me as a place where my ancestry was even remotely involved, the idea of a state for Jews (or a Jewish state; not quite the same thing, as I failed at first to see) had been 'sold' to me as an essentially secular and democratic one. The idea was a haven for the persecuted and the survivors, a democracy in a region where the idea was poorly understood, and a place where-as Philip Roth had put it in a one-handed novel that I read when I was about nineteen-even the traffic cops and soldiers were Jews. This, like the other emphases of that novel, I could grasp. Indeed, my first visit was sponsored by a group in London called the Friends of Israel. They offered to pay my expenses, that is, if on my return I would come and speak to one of their meetings. I still haven't submitted that expenses claim. The misgivings I had were of two types, both of them ineradicable. The first and the simplest was the encounter with everyday injustice: by all means the traffic cops were Jews but so, it turned out, were the colonists and ethnic cleansers and even the torturers. It was Jewish leftist friends who insisted that I go and see towns and villages under occupation, and sit down with Palestinian Arabs who were living under house arrest-if they were lucky-or who were squatting in the ruins of their demolished homes if they were less fortunate. In Ramallah I spent the day with the beguiling Raimonda Tawil, confined to her home for committing no known crime save that of expressing her opinions. (For some reason, what I most remember is a sudden exclamation from her very restrained and respectable husband, a manager of the local bank: 'I would prefer living under a Bedouin muktar to another day of Israeli rule!' He had obviously spent some time thinking about the most revolting possible Arab alternative.) In Jerusalem I visited the Tutungi family, who could produce title deeds going back generations but who were being evicted from their apartment in the old city to make way for an expansion of the Jewish quarter. Jerusalem: that place of blood since remote antiquity. Jerusalem, over which the British and French and Russians had fought a foul war in the Crimea, and in the mid-nineteenth century, on the matter of which Christian Church could command the keys to some 'holy sepulcher.' Jerusalem, where the anti-Semite Balfour had tried to bribe the Jews with the territory of another people in order to seduce them from Bolshevism and continue the diplomacy of the Great War. Jerusalem: that pest-house in whose environs all zealots hope that an even greater and final war can be provoked. It certainly made a warped appeal to my sense of history.

Christopher Hitchens
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