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Extremism quotes

Winston Churchill
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Bertrand Russell
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

John W. Gardner
Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.

Carolyn Heilbrun
Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong.

Johann Kaspar Lavater
There are three classes of men the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.

Aldous Huxley
At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.

George Santayana
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.