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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Madness
 
A mad beast must have a sober driver.  1
A mad bull is not to be tied up with a pack thread.  2
A mad dog cannot live long.  3
A madman and a fool are no witnesses.  4
A madman is not cured by another running mad also.  Antisthenes.  5
A mad parish must have a mad priest.  6
As mad as a March hare.  7
A man of gladness seldom falls into madness.  8
Every madman thinks all other men mad.  Publius Syrus.  9
He is mad that trusts in the lameness of a wolf, a horse’s health, a boy’s love, or a whore’s oath.  Shakespeare.  10
If madness were pain you would have outcries in every house.  11
It is best to profit by the madness of others.  Pliny the Elder.  12
Make way for a madman and a bull.  Spanish.  13
One mad action is not enough to prove a man mad.  14
There are pleasures in madness known only to madmen.  Dr. Johnson.  15
Though this be madness yet there’s method in it.  Shakespeare.  16
 
 
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