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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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Like men condemned to thunderbolts, Who, ere the blow, become mere dolts.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto II, l. 565)

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For those whom God to ruin has designed He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Fables--The Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 2,387)

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Spanish Friar (act II, st. 1)

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But the devil when he purports any evil against man, first perverts his mind. [Lat., At daemon, homini quum struit aliquid malum, Pervertit illi primitus mentem suam.]

Euripides Quotes , Source: Fragment (25), (Baine's edition)

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But when Fate destines one to ruin it begins by blinding the eyes of his understanding.

James Baillie Fraser Quotes , Source: Short History of the Hindostan Emperors of the Moghol Race (p. 57)

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He appears mad indeed but to a few, because the majority is infected with the same disease. [Lat., Nimirum insanus paucis videatur, eo quod Maxima pars hominum morbo jactatur eodem.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 3, 120)

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Oh! thou who are greatly mad, deign to spare me who am less mad. [Lat., O major tandem parcas, insane, minori.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 3, 326)

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O, hark! what mean those yells and cries? His chain some furious madman breaks; He comes--I see his glaring eyes: Now, now, my dungeon grate he shakes. Help! Help! He's gone!--O fearful woe, Such screams to hear, such sights to see! My brain, my brain,--I know, I know I am not mad but soon shall be.

Matthew Gregory Lewis ("Monk Lewis") Quotes , Source: The Maniac

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Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Polonius at II, ii)

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It shall be so. Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Claudius, King of Denmark at III, i)

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No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Aristotle Quotes

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There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Oscar Levant Quotes

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Everyone is more or less mad on one point.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes

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For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

Jean Dubuffet Quotes

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I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.

Isaac Newton Quotes

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In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.

Georges Clemenceau Quotes

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All of us are crazy in one way or another.

Yiddish Proverb Quotes

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