The sane men are the average ones, who are fairly honest and yet tell white lies on occasion, who succumb to temptation now and then; who temporise and compromise, and try to lead a comfortable and quiet life.
If he is a sane and busy man, he is not too much impressed by either.
The final aims which Mohammed set himself were considered by sane persons as unattainable.
A despot not even accountable to Goda Prince who, till he conversed with me, never knew that the universe contained his equal or his likeit spoke much, both for the natural strength and soundness of his intellect and for the excellence of his education, that he was so sane a man, so earnest, active, and just a ruler.
All the pent-up hate of years was in their hearts, blazed madly in their eyes; they were tigers leaping at the throat of their prey, yet sane enough to comprehend even in their blood-rage that they must act together.
SANITY OF TRUE GENIUS So far from the position holding true, that great wit (or genius, in our modern way of speaking), has a necessary alliance with insanity, the greatest wits, on the contrary, will ever be found to be the sanest writers.
New Monthly Magazine, May, 1826, where it appeared as one of the Popular Fallacies under the title, "That great Wit is allied to Madness;" beginning: "So far from this being true, the greatest wits will ever be found to be the sanest writers..." and so forth.
Where a sane man looks for strength and honesty that he can yoke up with, a Yussuf Dakmar spies out human failings; and whereas most of us in our day have mistaken pyrites for fine gold, which did not hurt more than was good for us, he ends by mistaking gold for dross.
It contains fine passages of verse and some of his sanest and maturest philosophy; but the work is not the masterpiece that he hoped to make.
It is not uncommon for the sanest people of delicate organisation to see faces before them while going to sleep, sometimes in fantastical succession.
The actual condition that has developed from industrialism presents certain factors that are not consonant with sane, wholesome and Christian living.
It is this latter which is rampant and at present unchecked in Europe, and this also is a constant menace to the success of those sane and righteous movements which take their lead from the guild system of the Middle Ages.
Its leading idea is the commonplace one of the progress of society, which no sane and Christian man has ever seriously questioned,not an uninterrupted progress, but a general advance, brought about by Christian ideas.
Not only was he a great creative genius, equally the first modern sculptor and the sanest, but he was himself tall and comely, open-handed, a warm friend, humorous and of vigorous intellect.
"This pleased me, for it seemed the sanest thing to be done in the extraordinary circumstances and meanwhile I should continue my investigations; but until the marriage was accomplished, my chief thought was to keep Miss Hisgins near to me.
To those who have read her books and the letters written to her by one of the sanest and least ecstatic men of her day, or have conversed with people who knew her well, it is evident that Florence Nightingale was at no point like that.
In a way it is the solidest and sanest time in English letters.
In his present mood he was almost ready to admit that the sanest philosophy of life was that which brought the greatest happiness.
The next five years were probably the sanest and the busiest in his life.
The large majority, and by far the sanest part of the Rumanian nation, are thus fraudulently kept outside the political and social life of the country.
The Rumanians of Hungary form by far the sanest element in the Rumanian nation.
This is not a war against Germans, as we know Germans in America, where they are among our sanest, most industrious, and most responsible fellow countrymen.
An epigram from one of the sanest and cleverest of our modern humorists flashed into my mind.
He is perhaps the sanest man and has the fewest crotchets of any I chance to know,the same yesterday, to-day, and to-morrow.
"It is that sort of madmen who are often the sanest," Francis Markrute answered.