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Quotations on Insanity

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Insanity: grounds for divorce in some states, grounds for marriage in all.

~ Unknown

Insanity is hereditary: you can get it from your children.

~ Sam Levenson

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

~ Rita Mae Brown

I teach that all men are mad.

~ Horace

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

~ Mark Twain

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

~ Mark Twain

Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.

~ Nathaniel Emmons

One half the nation is mad -- and the other half not very sound.

~ Tobias G. Smollett

Only the insane take themselves seriously.

~ Max Beerbohm

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