Quotes: madness

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  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
  • Alcuin of York
    Alcuin of York
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    And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
    Original: Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

    Source: Epistle 127

  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
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    Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    Canadian movie maker 1943-
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    Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American writer 1896-1940
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    Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    American poet 1926-
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    Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
    John Dryden
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    Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    Hatred is the madness of the heart.
  • Albrecht Durer
    Albrecht Durer
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    Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don't know how
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhood and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    I find myself... hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
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