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Sanity is the lot of those who are most obtuse, for lucidity destroys one's equilibrium: it is unhealthy to honestly endure the labors of the mind which incessantly contradict what they have just established.

Author: Georges Bataille (1897-1962)

Profession: French Novelist, Critic

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.

Author: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Profession: French Writer

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

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

Author: Akiro Kurosawa


What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Author: Ursula K. LeGuin


Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist