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MADNESS
[ Also see Anger Insanity Mind Monomania Paranoia Psychology Rage Rashness Recklessness Sanity ]

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
      - Ambrose Bierce

It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.
      - George Brown (G.B.) Burgin

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
      - Salvador Dali

Only a madman would give good for evil.
      - Euripides

O this poor brain! ten thousand shapes of fury are whirling there, and reason is no more.
      - Henry Fielding

Moody madness laughing wild.
      - Thomas Gray

Insane people easily detect the nonsense of other people.
      - John Hallam

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

All power of fancy over reason is a degree of madness.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Many a man is mad in certain instances, and goes through life without having it perceived. For example, a madness has seized a person of supposing himself obliged literally to pray continually; had the madness turned the opposite way, and the person thought it a crime ever to pray, it might not improbably have continued unobserved.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.
      - Nikos Kazantzakis

Without one glimpse of reason or of Heaven.
      - Thomas Moore

Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations and ages is it the rule.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Of lunacy,
  Innumerous were the causes; humbled pride,
    Ambition disappointed, riches lost,
      And bodily disease, and sorrow, oft
        By man inflicted on his brother man;
          Sorrow, that, made the reason drunk, and yet
            Left much untasted. So the cup was fill'd.
      - Robert Pollok

Alas, how is't with you,
  That you do bend your eye on vacancy,
    And with the incorporal air do hold discourse?
      - William Shakespeare

How pregnant, sometimes, his replies are!
  A happiness that often madness hits on,
    Which sanity and reason could not be
      So prosp'rously deliv'r'd of.
      - William Shakespeare

Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go.
      - William Shakespeare

Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, like sweet bells jangled, out of time; and harsh.
      - William Shakespeare

O, that way madness lies; let me' shun that.
      - William Shakespeare

That he is mad, 'tis true, 'tis true, 'tis pity;
  And pity 'tis 'tis true.
      - William Shakespeare

Why, this is very midsummer madness.
      - William Shakespeare

Madness is consistent; which is more than can be said for poor reason. Whatever may be the ruling passion at the time continues equally so throughout the whole delirium, though it should last for life. Madmen are always constant in love; which no man in his senses ever was. Our passions and principles are steady in frenzy; but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
      - Laurence Sterne

Montesquieu wittily observes that, by building professed madhouses, men tacitly insinuate that all who are out of their senses are to be found only in those places.
      - Thomas Warton, the Younger


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