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View Quote Like men condemned to thunderbolts,Who, ere the blow, become mere dolts.
View Quote Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part III (1678), Canto II, line 565.
View Quote Much madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye;Much sense the starkest madness. 'Tis the majorityIn this, as all, prevails Assent, and you are sane;Demur,—you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain.
View Quote Emily Dickinson, Poems, XI. (Ed. 1891).
View Quote For those whom God to ruin has designedHe fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.
View Quote John Dryden, Fables, The Hind and the Panther (1687), Part III, line 2,387.
View Quote There is a pleasure, sure,In being mad, which none but madmen know!
View Quote John Dryden, Spanish Friar, Act II, Stanza 1.
View Quote The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.
View Quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, Conduct of Life. Of Behaviour.
View Quote At dæmon, homini quum struit aliquid malum,Pervertit illi primitus mentem suam.
View Quote But the devil when he purports any evil against man, first perverts his mind.
View Quote Euripides, fragment 25. Barnes Ed. Attributed to Athenagorus. Also ed. pub. at Padua, 1743–53, Volume X, p. 268. The Translator. P. Carmeli, gives the Italian as: Quondo vogliono gli Dei far perire alcuno, gli tiglie la mente.
View Quote But when Fate destines one to ruin it begins by blinding the eyes of his understanding.
View Quote James Fraser, Short History of the Hindostan Emperors of the Moghol Race (1742), p. 57. See also story of the Christian Broker. Arabian Nights. Lane's translation. Ed. 1859, Volume I, p. 307.
View Quote Mad as a March hare.
View Quote James Halliwell-Phillipps, Archaic Diet, Volume II. Art. "March Hare." Heywood—Proverbs, Part II, Chapter V. Skelton—Replycacion Agaynst Certayne Yong Scolers, etc, line 35.
View Quote Doceo insanire omnes.
View Quote I teach that all men are mad.
View Quote Horace, Satires, II. 3. 81.
View Quote Nimirum insanus paucis videatur, eo quodMaxima pars hominum morbo jactatur eodem.
View Quote He appears mad indeed but to a few, because the majority is infected with the same disease.
View Quote Horace, Satires, II. �. 120.
View Quote Quisnam igitur sanus? Qui non stultus.
View Quote Who then is sane? He who is not a fool.
View Quote Horace, Satires, II. 3. 158.
View Quote O major tandem parcas, insane, minori.
View Quote Oh! thou who art greatly mad, deign to spare me who am less mad.
View Quote Horace, Satires, II. 3. 326.
View Quote I demens! et sævas curre per Alpes,Ut pueris placeas et declamatio fias.
View Quote Go, madman! rush over the wildest Alps, that you may please children and be made the subject of declamation.
View Quote Juvenal, Satires (early 2nd century), X, 166.
View Quote 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.
View Quote Matthew Gregory Lewis ("Monk Lewis"), The Maniac.
View Quote Id commune malum; semel insanivimus omnes.
View Quote It is a common calamity; at some one time we have all been mad.
View Quote Baptista Mantuanus, Eclogue I.
View Quote It’s a jungle out there Poison in the very air we breathe Do you know what’s in the water that you drink? Well I do, and it’s amazing People think I’m crazy, ’cause I worry all the time If you paid attention, you’d be worried too You better pay attention Or this world we love so much might just kill you I could be wrong now, but I don’t think so!
View Quote Monk (TV series) theme song, written by Randy Newman
View Quote My dear Sir, take any road, you can't go amiss. The whole state is one vast insane asylum.
View Quote James L. Petigru, on being asked the way to the Charleston, South Carolina Insane Asylum (1860).
View Quote Hei mihi, insanire me ajunt, ultro **** ipsi insaniunt.
View Quote They call me mad, while they are all mad themselves.
View Quote Plautus, Menæchmi, V, 2, 90.
View Quote Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ fuit.
View Quote There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness.
View Quote Seneca, De Animi Tranquillitate, XV. 10.
View Quote Quid est dementius quam bilem in homines collectam in res effundere.
View Quote What is more insane than to vent on senseless things the anger that is felt towards men?
View Quote Seneca, De Ira, II. 26.
View Quote Madam, I swear I use no art at all.That he is mad, 'tis true, 'tis true 'tis pity;And pity 'tis 'tis true.
View Quote William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600-02), Act II, scene 2, line 96.
View Quote Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't
View Quote William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600-02), Act II, scene 2, line 208.
View Quote It shall be so:Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go.
View Quote William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600-02), Act III, scene 1, line 196.
View Quote I am not mad; I would to heaven I were!For then, 'tis like I should forget myself.
View Quote William Shakespeare, King John (1598), Act III, scene 4, line 48.
View Quote We are not ourselvesWhen nature, being oppress'd, commands the mindTo suffer with the body.
View Quote William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act II, scene 4, line 109.
View Quote Were such things here as we do speak about?Or have we eaten on the insane rootThat takes the reason prisoner?
View Quote William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1605), Act I, scene 3, line 83.
View Quote You will never run mad, niece;No, not till a hot January.
View Quote William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99), Act I, scene 1, line 93.
View Quote Fetter strong madness in a silken thread.
View Quote William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99), Act V, scene 1, line 25.
View Quote Quem Jupiter vult perdere, dementat primus.
View Quote Whom Jupiter would destroy he first drives mad.
View Quote Sophocles, Antigone, Johnson's ed. (1758), line 632. Sophocles quotes it as a saying. The passage in Antigone is explained by Tricinius as "The gods lead to error him whom they intend to make miserable." Quoted by Athenagoras in Legat, p. 106. Oxon Ed. Found in a fragment of Æschylus preserved by Plutarch—De Audiend. Poet, p. 63. Oxon ed. See also Constantinus Manasses. Fragments, Book VIII, line 40. Ed. by Boissonade. (1819). Duport's Gnomologia Homerica, p. 282. (1660). Oracula Sibylliana, Book VIII, line 14. Leutsch and Schneidewin—Corpus Paræmiographorum Græcorum, Volume I, p. 444. Sextus Empiricus is given as the first writer to present the whole of the adage as cited by Plutarch. ("Concerning such whom God is slow to punish.") Hesiod—Scutum Herculis. V. 89. Note by Robinson gives it to Plato. See also Stobæus—Germ, II. de Malitia.
View Quote Insanus omnis furere credit ceteros.
View Quote Every madman thinks all other men mad.
View Quote Syrus, Maxims.
View Quote Mad as a hatter.
View Quote William Makepeace Thackeray, Pendennis, Chapter X.
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