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Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.

Chinese proverb

Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.


Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.

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Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. [Hamlet]

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

How strange to have failed as a social creature -- even criminals do not fail that way -- they are the law's ''Loyal Opposition,'' so to speak. But the insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read.

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