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Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement, in Newsweek, 1959

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD), Epistles

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Robin Williams (1951 – )

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

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
John Russell

A neurosis is a secret that you don’t know you are keeping.
Kenneth Tynan

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856)

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
Henrik Tikkanen

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962)

Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop (620 BC – 560 BC), The Lion and the Mouse

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

There are no thanks for a kindness, which has been delayed.

Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Ettiene De Grellet

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
George Sand (1804 – 1876)

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.
Margaret Cho, weblog, 03-11-04

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama (1935 – )

That best portion of a good man’s life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850)

Collected Quotes

Over the years I have collected quite a number of quotation, aphorisms and taglines.

With the wonderful free space which WordPress has allocated, a full 3 Gig, I thought it would make things easier to access if I were to put them up as a series on pages here on my blog.

This has the disadvantage of letting you, my longsuffering reader, find just where I have used old words to appear smart and incisive and intelligent! Not that I could possibly agree with all of them.

So now there is a new tab on the top of my blog; “Collected Quotes”.

There will be around twenty pages at the end. Which will take a little time.

Here are several of those quotes just to get you thinking. I have already added my “Flames” file to the quotes so you will be able to reply constructively.

A misanthrope I can understand – a womanthrope, never!
~~ Oscar Wilde

In the year 584 CE, in Lyons, France, forty-three Catholic bishops and twenty men representing other bishops, held a most peculiar debate: “Are Women Human?” After many lengthy arguments, a vote was taken. The results were: thirty-two, yes; thirty-one, no. Women were declared human by one vote!
Council of Macon

BAUD RATE: Fee charged by loose women; usually $500 and up.