Crusades Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Crusades Quotes from famous authors such as Stanley Hauerwas, Karen Armstrong, Mona Eltahawy, Hilaire Belloc, Moustapha Akkad. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

In the Crusades, getting the Holy Land back was the goal, and any means could be used to achieve it. World War II was a crusade. The firebombing of Tokyo by Doolittle and the carpet bombing in Germany, especially by the British, showed that.
Stanley Hauerwas
Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith – even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity.
Karen Armstrong
Morality crusades unite military regimes and religious zealots alike.
Mona Eltahawy
I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
Hilaire Belloc
If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can’t blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That’s my message.
Moustapha Akkad
The first two crusades brought the flower of European chivalry to Constantinople and restored that spiritual union between Eastern and Western Christendom that had been interrupted by the great schism of the Greek and Roman Churches.
Joseph Jacobs
War is war. Vietnam is no different from the Crusades.
Michael Cimino
When I was a boy, I took over the shed at the bottom of the garden and displayed fossils and potsherds and coins in it and proudly called it my ‘museum’. I charged people to come in, and my most prized possession was a Saracen shield dating from the Crusades.
Kevin Crossley-Holland
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.
John Lothrop Motley
Over the centuries, and even today, the Bible and Christian theology have helped justify the Crusades, slavery, violence against gays, and the murder of doctors who perform abortions. The words themselves are latent, inert, harmless – until they aren’t.
Amy Waldman
During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.
John Gabriel Stedman
The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans.
Howard Fineman
There is nothing intrinsic linking any religion with any act of violence. The crusades don’t prove that Christianity was violent. The Inquisition doesn’t prove that Christianity tortures people. But that Christianity did torture people.
Salman Rushdie
Hope springs eternal, even for hopeless crusades.
Kayleigh McEnany
If you are an Arabic-speaking, Greek-Orthodox going to a French school it makes you deeply sceptical if you have to listen to three different accounts of the Crusades – one from the Muslim side, one from the Greek side and one from the Catholic side.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb