By ceaseless efforts to live the good life we maintain our moral sanity.
Not from without, but from within, flow the divine waters that renew the
Humility is the best evidence of sanity.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
-Edgar Allan Poe
I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity- it had become the ability
to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one's mind.
I hope for peace and sanity- it's the same thing.
Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests, that the United States
is, or should or could be the global gendarme.
Nothing I read about grief seemed to exactly express the craziness of
it; which was the interesting aspect of it to me- how really tenuous our
Now it is symptomatic of our rusty-beer-can type of sanity that our
culture produces very few magical objects.
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of
the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a
body, so is order to all things.
People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens
are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time.
Psychotics are consistently inconsistent. The essence of sanity is to be
Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
Sanity is a cozy lie.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.
Sanity is a small box; insanity is everything.
Sanity is an illusion caused by alcohol deficiency.
Sanity is not truth. Sanity is conformity to what is socially expected.
The one impulse in man which cannot be erased is his impulse toward
freedom, his impulse toward sanity, toward higher levels of attainment
in all of his endeavors.
-L. Ron Hubbard
The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity:
monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief
that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate
religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the
greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his
salvation, security, and sanity.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is
suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best
friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
-Rita Mae Brown
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
-William Allen White
Work is our sanity, our self-respect, our salvation. The day's work is
the center of everything.