Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and a madness of desire, oh, no, love is not that! It is goodness and honour and peace and pure living Yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.
A lover is never a completely self-reliant person viewing the world through his own eyes, but a hostage to a certain delusion. He becomes a perjurer, all his thoughts and emotions being directed with reference, not to an accurate and just appraisal of the real world but rather to the safety and exaltation of his loved one, and the madness with which he pursues her, transmogrifying his attention, blinds him like a victim.
The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
Courage is the most beautiful kind of madness.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!
Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness --
Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.
Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and madness of desire - oh, no - love is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living - yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting
Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.
There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
So reports of my madness, as they say, were greatly exaggerated. Not that I give a bugger either way.
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.