A Quote by Doris Lessing on sanity


All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by David Pratt on friendship, heart, loneliness, love, sanity, and soul

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.

David Pratt

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on dance and sanity

No sane man will dance.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Celia Green on aggression, awareness, children, cruelty, difficulty, direction, driving, emotion, expectation, genius, people, reality, sanity, and understanding

It has been seen that the object of a sane upbringing is increasingly to direct all emotion towards objects which involve other people. Now basically the situation of being finite is an infinitely frustrating one, which would be expected to arouse sensations of desperation and aggression - as indeed it may sometimes be seen to do in very young children. I am aware that I must be careful, in using the word aggression, to state that I do not mean aggression directed towards people. What I mean is an impersonal drive directed against reality - it is difficult to give examples but it may be presumed that geniuses who are at all worthy of the name preserve a small degree of this. However, since all emotion must be directed towards people, it is obvious that the only form of aggression which a sane person can understand is aggression against people, which is probably better described as sadism or cruelty.

Celia Green

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on sanity


Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on madness and sanity

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on independence, majorities, and sanity

MAD, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that themselves are sane.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alvin Toffler on ability, needs, and sanity

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.

Alvin Toffler (1928 -)

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A Quote by Albrecht Dürer on art, awareness, blindness, diligence, errors, judgment, knowledge, men, reason, ridicule, and sanity

But when great and ingenious artists behold their so inept performances, not undeservedly do they ridicule the blindness of such men; since sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence. Now the sole reason why painters of this sort are not aware of their own error is that they have not learnt Geometry, without which no one can either be or become an absolute artist; but the blame for this should be laid upon their masters, who are themselves ignorant of this art.

Albrecht Derer (1471 - 1528)

Source: The Art of Measurement. 1525.

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A Quote by Akiro Kurosawa on sanity and world

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

Akiro Kurosawa

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