We must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent or self-satisfied; they are, if sound, the spearhead of progress. If they are fundamentally wrong, free discussion will in time put an end to them. - Abraham Flexner
Extremists think "communication" means agreeing with them. - Leo Rosten
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
He who stands in the true middle is seen as an extremist by the real extremists.
I don't like the new president who hunts muslim extremists, I like the old president who is a muslim extremist. - Stephen Colbert
ISIS and these kinds of extremists are a death cult. We’re a life cult. Rock ’n’ roll is a life force, and it’s joy as an act of defiance. - Bono
It's tragic that extremists co-opt the notion of God, and that hipsters and artists reject spirituality out of hand. I don't have a fixed idea of God. But I feel that it's us - the messed-up, the half-crazy, the burning, the questing - that need God, a lot more than the goody-two-shoes do. - Mike Doughty
New Atheism simplicity is the byproduct of collective groupthink, and the internalization of self-congratulatory jingoistic clichés and generalizations. They know because they know, and there's no reasoning with someone who knows."- The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists - CJ Werleman
When extremists come together extreme things happen. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women. - Malala Yousafzai
What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents. - Robert F. Kennedy
The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. - Martin Luther King Jr.