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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Edgar Allan Poe
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
R. D. Laing
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Miguel de Cervantes
What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing.
To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.
Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.
What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
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