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"No sane man will dance." - Cicero

"No sane man will dance." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Art is man determined to die sane." - Bernard Devoto

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"No sane black man really wants integration! No sane white man really wants integration!" - Malcolm X

"A man who is 100% sane is dead." - Rajneesh

"No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane." - Robert M Parker Jr

"No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures. No ascetic can be considered reliably sane." - A J Liebling

"The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Insane!... Ask the tyrant who is his most dangerous foe, the sane man or the insane?" - Henry David Thoreau

"The question is: what is a sane man to do in an insane society?" - Joseph Heller

"No sane man objects to palpable lies about him; what he objects to is damaging facts." - H L Mencken

"No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." - Carl Jung

"Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?" - Luciano Pavarotti

"A sane man often reasons from sound premises; an insane man commonly reasons as well, but the premises are unsound." - Austin O'Malley

"The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. The really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"A man is sane morally at thirty, rich mentally at forty, wise spiritually at fifty-or never!" - William Osler

"A man is sane only to the extent that he subscribes to a previously-agreed construction of reality." - Salman Rushdie

"He is a [sane] man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage." - George S Patton

"With an artist no sane man quarrels, any more than with the colour of a child's eyes." - George Santayana

"Does any sane man imagine that the church could cease to be missionary and remain the church?" - Arthur Judson

"When a wise man chooses a sane basis for his arguments, it is no great task to speak well." - Euripides

"God has not made a world which suits all; how shall a sane man expect to please all?" - John Lancaster Spalding

"In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. Nay, the really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman. But the materialist's world is quite simple and solid, just as the madman is quite sure he is sane." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"This is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk, the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By its use the thousand abilities Man has sought to recover become his once more." - L Ron Hubbard

"Music keeps people sane." - Zoot Sims

"No sane man can be happy, for to him life is real, and he sees what a fearful thing it is." - Mark Twain

"Life's single lesson: that there is more accident to it than a man can ever admit to in a lifetime and stay sane." - Thomas Pynchon

"If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!" - H P Lovecraft

"The primary paradox of Christianity is that the ordinary condition of man is not his sane or sensible condition; that the normal itself is an abnormality." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Everything is prospective, and man is to live hereafter. That the world is for his education is the only sane solution of the enigma." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He couldn't even find the will to yell at her now. A real man didn't yell at those who weren't exactly sane themselves, he told himself." - Lora Leigh

"Every man knows that he will die: and nobody believes it. On that paradox stand not only a host of religions but the entity of a sane being." - John Myers

"It is the private opinion of this court that not only is the late defendant sane but that he is the sanest man in this entire jurisdiction." - Irvin S Cobb

"Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad - because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad, you're mad." - Graham Swift

"Our lives are awkward and fragile and we have only one thing to keep us sane: pity, and the man without pity is mad." - Edward Bond

"A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values." - Ezra Pound

"Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad - because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad, you're mad.'" - Graham Swift

"Just think, reader, what will happen to you if the truth of a mad beast overpowers the sane truth of man?" - Maxim Gorky

"This is a wise, sane Christian faith: that a man commit himself, his life, and his hopes to God; that God undertakes the special protection of that man; that therefore that man ought not to be afraid of anything." - George Macdonald

"Shane? Thank God, somebody sane. Well, sane-ish." - Rachel Caine

"The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. Nay, the really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Is Bobby Fischer quite sane?" - Salo Flohr

"Theater helps people keep sane." - Vanessa Redgrave

"The majority is always sane." - Larry Niven

"Man may trust man, Prince Elric, but perhaps we'll never have a truly sane world until men learn to trust mankind. That would mean the death of magic, I think." - Michael Moorcock

"This [Scientology] is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk, the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By its use the thousand abilities Man has sought to recover become his once more." - L Ron Hubbard

"Were I to use the wits the good Spirits gave me, he said, then I would say this lady can not exist-for what sane man would hold a dream to be reality. Yet rather would I not be sane and lend belief to charmed, enchanted eyes." - Isaac Asimov

"Every sane man recognises that unlimited liberty is anarchy, or rather is nonentity. The civic idea of liberty is to give the citizen a province of liberty; a limitation within which a citizen is a king." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world." - Charles Horton Cooley

"I began to get a feeling (...) of being the only sane man in a nut house. It doesn't make you feel superior but depressed and scared, because there is nobody you can contact." - William S Burroughs

"There is considerable danger that a man will be crazy between dinner and supper; but it will not directly answer any good purposethat I know of, and it is just as easy to be sane." - Henry David Thoreau

"I'd rather be one of the devotees of God than one of the straight, so-called sane or normal people who just don't understand that man is a spiritual being, that he has a soul." - George Harrison

"Incoherence is not the monopoly of madness: all the main ideas of a sane man are irrational erections build up, for better or worse, to express his deepest feelings." - Andre Maurois

"Everyone in my book accuses everyone else of being crazy. Frankly, I think the whole society is nuts - and the question is: What does a sane man do in an insane society?" - Joseph Heller

"Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy." - Edward Dahlberg

"I'm not saying Obama is right on everything. Of course not. He may be wrong on a number of things. But what I do know is that he behaves like a very, very sane man almost all the time." - John Cleese

"Who says I'm insane?" "Oh you're sane alright. You're so sane, you scare me. You're so sane, it's insane." - Neal Shusterman

"The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society." - Emma Goldman

"No ascetic can be considered reliably sane." - A J Liebling

"It's not easy being the sane one!" - Charmaine

"Without doubt you are not sane." - Tage Danielsson

"I'll be the in to your sane." - Gary Numan

"Father Lucifer, you never looked so sane." - Tori Amos

"The more intelligent, the less sane" - George Orwell

"It's a poor thing to be sane!" - Donald Woods Winnicott

"Working with my hands keeps me sane." - Seamus Dever

"The majority is always sane. p. 177" - Larry Niven

"Beware by whom you are called sane." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"I don't really trust a sane person." - Lyle Alzado

"Nobody sane wants just to be famous." - Jamie Dornan

"Music kept me sane between acting jobs." - Chris Carmack

"No family is sane, is it?" - Rebecca Hall

"...gender is not sane. It's not sane to call a rainbow black and white." - Kate Bornstein

"I don't know how I kept sane - maybe I'm not sane" - Kevin Woods

"Almost every man we meet requires some civility,-requires to be humored; he has some fame, some talent, some whim of religion orphilanthropy in his head that is not to be questioned, and which spoils all conversation with him. But a friend is a sane man who exercises not my ingenuity, but me." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No sane man, employing an American plumber to repair a leaky drain, would expect him to do it at the first trial, and in precisely the same way no sane man, observing an American Secretary of State in negotiation with Englishmen and Japs, would expect him to come off better than second best. Third-rate men, of course, exist in all countries, but it is only here that they are in full control of the state, and with it of all the national standards." - H L Mencken

"The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability - consistency, a sane approach, moderation and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life." - Bill Rodgers

"If I can't play music, what am I gonna do? Music keeps people sane. When you enjoy yourself, most of the time the people who are listening to you enjoy it." - Zoot Sims

"War is obsolete. We are not here to fight something or tear something down; We are here to be the example of what is possible. Any sane individual will tell you that violence is ... not the way..." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Love is the only thing that keeps me sane ..." - Sue Townsend

"My means are sane, my motives and my object mad." - Herman Melville

"Things don't have to be sane when they're normal." - Carol Plum-Ucci

"One person's crazy is another person's sane, I guess." - Maureen Johnson

"Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts." - Dan Brown

"I am a writer. Therefore. I am not sane." - Edgar Allan Poe

"If all things keep changing, how can you become sane?" - Jacque Fresco

"If you have no doubt, you are not sane." - Tage Danielsson

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!" - J G Ballard

"It's so nice to have sane friends. I imagine." - Michele Jaffe

"Only my insanity keeps me sane in today's world." - Paulo Coelho

"Embrace beautiful lies - the chronic insanity of the sane" - Sarah Kane

"Illusion is sometimes all that keeps us sane." - Anita" - Laurell K Hamilton

"Poets play with words to keep themselves sane" - Eyedea

"No sane society chooses to commit national suicide." - John F Kennedy

"He who can simulate sanity will be sane." - Ovid

"The logic of a madman is a sane man's confusion." - Joe R. Lansdale

"Part of being sane is being a little bit crazy." - Janet C. Long

"The rain is sharp today, as you shock me sane." - Tori Amos

"Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society." - Thomas Szasz

"The sane are usually attracted by other things than power." - David Brin

"No battle was ever won by wholly sane men." - Lynn Viehl

"When majority is insane, sane must go to asylum." - Mark Twain

"Amor cuerdo, no es amor. (Sane love, is not love)" - Jose Marti

"See my eyes - are they safe? Are they even sane?" - Tim Rice

"Writing is how I stay sane. It's completely necessary." - Kathryn Harrison

"Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy." - Janet Long

"In a totally sane society, madness is the only freedom." - J G Ballard

"Why shouldn't a madman dream of being sane?" - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"A sane person to an insane society must appear insane." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am." - J K Rowling

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom." - J G Ballard

"Lord keep her safe since you can't keep her sane." - Gloria Naylor

"Dancing music, music sad, Both together, sane and mad..." - John Keats

"I don't particularly think marriage is a sane thing." - Sean Young

"No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection." - Saul Bellow

"A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea." - Bruce Cockburn

"I'm very sane about how crazy I am." - Carrie Fisher

"An asylum for the sane would be empty in America." - George Bernard Shaw

"In a mad world, only the mad are sane." - Akira Kurosawa

"I went to a regular school... education kept me sane." - Romeo Miller

"Who then is sane? He who is not a fool." - Horace

"The country has gone sane and got back to horses." - Will Rogers

"The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner." - Anthony Storr

"Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have." - Harvey Penick

"Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend." - Homer

"I tell you, my friends,' he said one day. 'I tell you that I am the only sane man in the regiment. It's the others that are mad, but they don't know it. They fight a war and they don't know what for. Isn't that crazy? How can one man kill another and not really know the reason why he does it, except that the other man wears a different colour uniform and speaks a different language? And it's me they call mad!" - Michael Morpurgo

"I tell you, my friends," he said one day. "I tell you that I am the only sane man in the regiment. It's the others that are mad, but they do' know it. They fight a war and they do' know what for. Is' that crazy? How can one man kill another and not really know the reason why he does it, except that the other man wears a different colour uniform and speaks a different language? And it's me they call mad!" - Michael Morpurgo

"The craft with which the world is made runs also into the mind and character of men. No man is quite sane; each has a vein of folly in his composition, a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which Nature has taken to heart." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What a battle a man must fight everywhere to maintain his standing army of thoughts, and march with them in orderly array throughthe always hostile country! How many enemies there are to sane thinking! Every soldier has succumbed to them before he enlists for those other battles." - Henry David Thoreau

"Of all the things a man may do, sleep probably contributes most to keeping him sane. It puts brackets about each day. If you do something foolish or painful today, you get irritated if somebody mentions it, today. If it happened yesterday, though, you can nod or chuckle, as the case may be. You've crossed through nothingness or dream to another island in Time." - Roger Zelazny

"It is quite easy to see why a legend is treated, and ought to be treated, more respectfully than a book of history. The legend is generally made by the majority of people in the village, who are sane. The book is generally written by the one man in the village who is mad." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman." - Socrates

"For years to come the debris of a convulsed world will beset our steps. It will require a purpose stronger than any man and worthy of all men to calm and inspirit us. A sane society whose riches are happy children, men and women, beautiful with peace and creative activity, is not going to be ordained for us. We must make it ourselves." - Helen Keller

"He never went mad in your sense. My dear fellow, you're very much wrong if you think there was anything pathological about him - then. The man was brilliantly sane. His mind was as keen as a keen sword. I couldn't understand him, but I could judge of his sanity right enough." - John Buchan

"under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. we have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. we have never seen a totally sane human being." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Here lies a gentleman bold Who was so very brave He went to lengths untold, And on the brink of the grave Death had on him no hold. By the world he set small store- He frightened it to the core- Yet somehow, by Fate's plan, Though he'd lived a crazy man, When he died he was sane once more." - Miguel De Cervantes

"My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Let the mad find wisdom in their madness for the sane, and let the sane be grateful." - Clive Barker

"Man alone can enslave man." - Simone Weil

"If the man succeeds in becoming indifferent to the opinions of his neighbors he runs into another danger, that of a distorted and extravagant self of the pride sort, since by the very process of gaining independence and immunity from the stings of depreciation and misunderstanding, he has perhaps lost that wholesome deference to some social tribunal that a man cannot dispense with and remain quite sane." - Charles Horton Cooley

"Why are you still with me, Fry?" CyFi asks after one of his body-shaking seizures. "Any sane dude woulda taken off days ago. "Who says I'm sane?" "Oh, you're sane, Fry. You're so sane, you scare me. You're so sane, it's insane." - Neal Shusterman

"The greatest country, the richest country, is not that which has the most capitalists, monopolists, immense grabbings, vast fortunes, with its sad, sad soil of extreme, degrading, damning poverty, but the land in which there are the most homesteads, freeholds - where wealth does not show such contrasts high and low, where all men have enough - a modest living- and no man is made possessor beyond the sane and beautiful necessities." - Walt Whitman

"Faith shall save your Soul from Death. Without Faith, Death is a drowning, the end of ends, and what sane man wouldn't fear that? But with Faith, Death is nothing worse than the end of the voyage we call life, and the beginning of an eternal voyage in a company of our Loved Ones, with griefs and woes smoothed out, and under the capacity of our Creator..." - David Mitchell

"Sometimes I aint so sho who's got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he aint. Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It's like it aint so much what a fellow does, but it's the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it." - William Faulkner

"There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyric... But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art - he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman." - Plato

"The old shepherd had died, or got drunk, or got rats, or got the sack, or a legacy, or got sane, or chucked it, or got lost, or found, or a wife, or had cut his throat, or hanged himself, or got into Parliament or the peerage anyway, anything had happened to him that can happen to an old shepherd or any other man in the bush, and he wasn't there." - Henry Lawson



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