Insanity Quotes (8 quotes)
Disinterestedness is as great a puzzle and paradox as ever. Indeed, strictly speaking, it is a species of irrationality, or insanity, as regards the individual’s self; a contradiction of the most essential nature of a sentient being, which is to move to pleasure and from pain.
Faith is a permanent and vital endowment of the human mind—a part of reason itself. The insane alone are without it.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Knowledge is like a knife. In the hands of a well-balanced adult it is an instrument for good of inestimable value; but in the hands of a child, an idiot, a criminal, a drunkard or an insane man, it may cause havoc, misery, suffering and crime. Science and religion have this in common, that their noble aims, their power for good, have often, with wrong men, deteriorated into a boomerang to the human race.
The different sorts of madness are innumerable.
The greatest human evils are not those that individuals perform in private, the tiny transgressions against some arbitrary social standard we call sins. The ultimate evils are the mass murders that occur in revolution and war, the large-scale savageries that arise when one agglomeration of humans tries to dominate another: the deeds of the social group. … only group efforts can save us from the sporadic insanities of the group.
The mere existence of nuclear weapons by the thousands is an incontrovertible sign of human insanity.
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.