Sanity

To live, mankind must recover its essential humanness and its innate divinity; men must recover their capacity for humility, sanity and integrity; soldiers and civilians must see their hope in some other world than one completely dominated by the physical and chemical sciences.

We have nothing to fear but sanity itself.

Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. As the beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.

Of all mankind the great poet is the equable man. Not in him but off from him things are grotesque or eccentric or fail of their sanity.

We wake up to find the whole world building competitive trade barriers, just as we found it a few years ago building competitive armaments. We are trying to reduce armaments to preserve the world solvency. We shall have to reduce competitive trade barriers to preserve the world's sanity. As between the two, trade barriers are more destructive than armaments and more threatening to the peace of the world.

The whole history of religious enthusiasm bears witness that the highest sanctity often runs on the very borderlines of sanity.

Sanity was statistical; it was merely a question of learning to think as they thought.

Seek above all for a game worth playing. Play as if your life and sanity depend on it, because they do.

The complete satisfaction of all instinctual needs is not only not a basis for happiness, it does not even satisfy sanity.

Sanity is a madness put to good use.

Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.

Art should be a satire and a warning against our paralyzed emotions, our devitalized thinking and our denaturalized living. It teaches us unsophistication in a sophisticated world. It should restore to us health and sanity caused by too much mental activity. It should sharpen our senses, re-establish the connection between our reason and our human nature, and assemble the ruined parts of a dislocated life again into a whole, by restoring our original nature.

Sanity consists in not being subdued by your means.

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.

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, mono-medicine. 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.

Survival lies in sanity, and sanity lies in paying attention...the capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.

That she had so completely recovered her sanity was a source of sadness to her. One should never be cured of one's passion.

To live and let live, without clamour for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living.

Too much sanity may be madness. But maddest of all, to see life as it is, and not as it should be!