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Quotation by Voltaire
Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is to fever, and what rage is to anger. The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic.
Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778), French philosopher, author. Philosophical Dictionary (Dictionnaire philosophique), "Fanaticism" ("Fanatisme") (1764).
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