Extremism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old extremism quotes, extremism sayings, and extremism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.     

Clint Eastwood

Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith.'     

Brene Brown

Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.     

Benazir Bhutto

Nationalism and extremism ... are spreading today like a cancerous growth in the fabric of people's national self-awareness.     

Raisa Gorbacheva

A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.     

Benazir Bhutto

We have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds violent extremism in too many parts of the globe.     

Barack Obama

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.     

Barry Goldwater

Religious extremism. We hear about it all the time. We see it all the time. Heck, most of us are just sick of talking about it all the time.     

Steven Crowder

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.     

Hillary Clinton

Violent extremism is going viral, but our response to it is moving at bureaucratic, sluggish speed.     

Michael McCaul

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.     

John W. Gardner

I always think extremism is basically a reaction out of fear. What we seem to be experiencing is polar extremism that keeps people from coming together.     

David Hyde Pierce

Extremism means borders beyond which life ends, and a passion for extremism, in art and in politics, is a veiled longing for death.     

Milan Kundera

I cannot determine what people or nations should do, but I do think that extremism gives birth to following and subsequent extremism.     

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We have a rise of extremism because we need to give a sense that we are targeting some of the deeper problems in Greece, the injustices.      

George Papandreou

Radicalism and extremism, while they are dangers, they exist in every society on some level.      

Edward Snowden

Extremism is injurious to peace.     

Abhijit Naskar

To me extremism is targeting endangered whales in a whale sanctuary in violation of a moratorium. That, to me, is extreme.     

Paul Watson

We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell.      

Vicente del Bosque

Non-violent extremism is essentially the increase of intolerant and bigoted demands made by groups seeking to dominate society.     

Maajid Nawaz