A Quote by Samuel Rogers on charm, gloom, madness, and melancholy

Go! you may call it madness, folly; You shall not chase my gloom away! There 's such a charm in melancholy I would not if I could be gay.

Samuel Rogers (1763 - 1855)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on death and madness

A mere madness, to live like a wretch and die rich.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on madness, sanity, and women

Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Peter Milligan on madness


The American Scream is the personification of the plague of madness sweeping the states. Only he's real

Peter Milligan

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A Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis on madness and needs

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on life, madness, and sanity

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Louis Charles Alfred de Musset on danger, intelligence, kindness, madness, perfection, and understanding

Perfection does not exist; to understand it is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.

Louis Charles Alfred de Musset (1810 - 1857)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on books, darkness, envy, madness, wonder, and words

In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Lady Marguerite Blessington on madness, mind, passion, play, and wealth

[His mind] was like a volcano, full of fire and wealth, sometimes calm, often dazzling and playful, but ever threatening. It ran swift as the lightning from one subject to another, and occasionally burst forth in passionate throes of intellect, nearly allied to madness.

Lady Marguerite Blessington (1789 - 1849)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on foolishness, laughter, and madness

The fool sees naught but folly; and the madman only madness. Yesterday I asked a foolish man to count the fools among us. He laughed and said, "This is too hard a thing to do, and it will take too long. Were it not better to count only the wise?"

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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