We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. As Satan said, "Evil, be thou my good," so they say, "Darkness, bo thou my light."
No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.Saul Bellow
No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.shirley jackson
The scientists from Franklin to Morse were clear thinkers and did not produce erroneous theories. The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.nikola tesla
If...the ability to tell right from wrong should turn out to have anything to do with the ability to think, then we must be able to "demand" its exercise from every sane person, no matter how erudite or ignorant, intelligent or stupid, he may happen to be. Kant in this respect almost alone among the philosophers was much bothered by the common opinion that philosophy is only for the few, precisely because of its moral implications.hannah arendt
To the sane and free it will hardly seem necessary to cross the continent in search of wild beauty, however easy the way, for they find it in abundance wherever they chance to be.john muir
Life seems to me essentially passion, conflict, rage... It is only intellect that keeps me sane; perhaps this makes me overvalue intellect against feeling.bertrand russell
We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable.john updike
Living with depression is like trying to keep your balance while you dance with a goat -- it is perfectly sane to prefer a partner with a better sense of balance.Andrew Solomon
The rewards for being sane may not be very many but knowing what's funny is one of them.Sir Kingsley Amis
A man who any woman might love, but who no sane woman would marry.Isabella married name Isabella Bishop Bird
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
Our lives are awkward and fragile and we have only one thing to keep us sane: pity, and the man without pity is mad.edward bond
Insane people are always sure they're just fine. It's only the sane people who are willing to admit they're crazy.Nora Ephron
I think my biggest achievement is that, after going through a rather difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane.jacqueline kennedy onassis
In a totally sane society, madness is the only freedom.j. g. ballard
To be sane in a mad time is bad for the brain, worse for the heart.wendell berry
I know I'm sane I don't give a care for the crown or the shield I will not protect you or happily yield To the one who makes me come undoneleslie feist
I have discovered a truly remarkable proof of this theorem which this margin is too small to contain.
Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.
Nemo sane christifidelium eat infitias, ad Ecclesiae Magisterium interpretationem legis moralis naturalis spectare.Pope Paul VI
Think of Tone. . . Think of how he put virility into the Catholic movement, how this heretic toiled to make free men of Catholic helot, how as he worked among them he grew to know and love the real, the historic Irish people, and the great, clear, sane conception came to him that in Ireland there must be not two nations or three nations but one nation, that Protestant and Dissenter must be brought into amity with Catholic and that Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter must unite to achieve freedom for all.patrick pearse
Maybe you just can't protect people from certain specialized types of folly with any sane amount of regulation, and the correct response is to give up on the high social costs of inadequately protecting people from themselves under certain circumstances.eliezer yudkowsky
It's important to abolish the unconscious dogmatism that makes people think their way of looking at reality is the only sane way of viewing the world. My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything. If one can only see things according to one's own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind.
If you haven't wept deeply, you haven't begun to meditate. ... The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
selected by Basil Fawlty 2004 The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society. ~ Emma Goldman