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Positive Quotes about Sanity

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Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
- Mark Twain

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

I think people are going to return to sanity when they
see how ridiculous many of these charges are,
and how the predictions are not borne out.
- Dixie Lee Ray

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I only have so much energy, so something had to go.
This is why, at the end of the day, I've preserved
my sanity for the children and also manage to do my best at work.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973.
The music was sanity and balance.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over.
In many ways it's just beginning.
- Michael D. Barnes

 

There's a big difference between sanity and insanity.
- Megan Gallagher

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all,
to see life as it is and not as it should be.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity,
must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality.
- Irving Babbitt

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.
- Norman Mailer

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity
depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,
our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I've kept my sanity in this business by trying out
for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it.
- Blythe Danner

Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
- Erich Fromm

You only require two things in life:
your sanity and your wife.
- Tony Blair

I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair.
I solicited clothes for the ragged children,
for the desperate mothers.
I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.
- Mary Harris Jones

The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months;
at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself,
and calls out in his sleep.
- James Thurber

You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to
distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly.
That is a very difficult thing to do,
but I'm learning.
- Diahann Carroll

Coming out to gays is a way of affirming sanity and self-worth.
- George Weinberg

I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane,
and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored
to assure them of my sanity,
the more they doubted it.
- Nellie Bly

I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance.
- Luis Miguel

I hope for peace and sanity - it's the same thing.
- Studs Terkel

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

It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning,
a situation where the world was right side up.
- James MacArthur

For me, insanity is super sanity.
The normal is psychotic.
Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
- Jean Dubuffet

Sanity is a madness put to good use.
- George Santayana

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

You've got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity.
- Lance Bass

Sanity is a cozy lie.
- Susan Sontag

Here lies a nuisance dedicated to sanity.
- David Low

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in
the face of awful adversity.
Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright

Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is,
should or could be the global gendarme.
- Robert McNamara

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
- John Russell

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.
- Robert Southey

The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money
and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity.
- Tom Harkin

I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the
teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and
directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men
and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher

I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience.
I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance.
And I reacted in the same way that a member of the
audience would have reacted.
- Mary Tyler Moore

For a lot of kids, the Boys and Girls Club is really a sanctuary,
an oasis of sanity and safety for them because their home life is so tragic.
Some of these kids have only one parent,
and that one is addicted to drugs.
- Judge Reinhold

How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding
her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for
release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything,
for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
- Nellie Bly

I want to work with great directors and try not to
put too much pressure on myself and just read things
for the story and recognize when I'm drawn to something
for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity.
- Rachel McAdams

My grandmother had the most dramatic effect on my life
because she set me in one direction,
and I had to go back the other direction for my sanity,
and for my ability to be a social human being.
- James Earl Jones

We recognize that the arts are an essential part of
San Francisco's cultural vitality.
- Gavin Newsom

We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought
the entire staff to San Francisco.
But we had to go home.
- Paul Prudhomme

Like I'm in San Diego today and this is my hometown
so I've got a lot of my friends coming and I definitely
want to put on the best show that I can.
- Matt Cameron

As Mayor, I will lead city government,
businesses, and community groups to support innovative
projects that will make San Francisco streets and public
places vibrant and healthy.
- Gavin Newsom

Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said,
'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course,
those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
- Barbara Boxer

We don't suggest that because San Francisco lies on
top of an earthquake fault that it should be moved.
- John Breaux

Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday,
the first of the month, at this port of San Diego,
truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous.
- Junipero Serra

But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear.
- Gavin Newsom

Usually I'll go to San Diego to hang out with my parents if I want to unwind.
- Mario Lopez

East is East, and West is San Francisco,
according to Californians.
Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.
- O. Henry

San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
- Cecil Beaton

San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world,
a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate.
- Gavin Newsom

Here are also the two vessels, but the San Carlos without sailors,
all having died of the scurvy, except two.
- Junipero Serra

San Francisco is gone.
Nothing remains of it but memories.
- Jack London

Back in the 60s, San Francisco artists lived in communes.
- Gedde Watanabe

As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco
a place where small businesses can thrive.
- Gavin Newsom

I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama,
on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe.
- Ruben Blades

San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital,
vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy,
as well as open space in the city.
- Gavin Newsom

Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland,
like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale,
and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?
- John Ensign

After Survivor, I was driving across country and moving to San Francisco,
going to get a job interning at an ad agency.
And then they asked me to read for this movie.
- Colleen Haskell

San Francisco has just blown us all away.
I also understand Angels in America didn't do well there.
- Chita Rivera

The value systems of those with access to power and
of those far removed from such access cannot be the same.
The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California,
but I couldn't find the palette of green,
granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.
- Parker Stevenson

Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's
art industry as a core reason for visiting.
- Gavin Newsom

The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
- Brian Ferneyhough

City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare
for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible
and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur.
- Gavin Newsom

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

This is one Hart that you will not leave in San Francisco.
- Gary Hart

We tend to prefer candidates that don't talk about
us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.
- Sarah Palin


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