Sanity Quotes

A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
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Quotes on "Sanity"

T1B28A "By freeing his mind from illusions, they restore his sanity, and place him at the feet of Jesus."
T3H16 "Neither of you understands how important this is for your sanity."
T4E21 "You two will yet come together in my name and your sanity will be restored."
T4F7 "Even the insane ask it unconsciously, but it requires real sanity to ask it consciously."
T5I4 "Freud's thought was so conflicted that he could not have retained his sanity as HE saw it WITHOUT dissociating."
T5I8 "Third, although Freud interpreted fixation as irrevocable danger points to which the mind can always regress, the concept can also be interpreted as an irrevocable call to sanity which the mind cannot LOSE."
T5I13 "Sanity IS wholeness."
T5I13 "And the sanity of your brothers IS yours."
T6A2 "The way to undo an insane conclusion is always to consider the sanity of the premises on which it rests."
T6E13 "You would doubt your sanity, which is the one thing in which you can FIND the sanity He gave you."
T6G9 "There can BE no conflict between sanity and insanity, because only one is true, and therefore only ONE is REAL."
T7G12 "The Oneness of the Creator and the Creation IS your wholeness, your sanity, and your limitless power."
T7G14 "Allowing INsanity to enter your minds means that you have not judged sanity AS WHOLLY DESIRABLE."
T9B2 "When a brother behaves insanely, you can heal him ONLY by perceiving the SANITY in him."
T9F7 "You can only GO BEYOND it, and look back from a point where SANITY exists, and SEE THE CONTRAST."
T9K10 "To know that is sanity."
T11F2 "That is why the recognition of your OWN invulnerability is so important in the restoration of your sanity."
T12C8 "Lay before His eternal sanity ALL your hurt, and LET Him heal you."
T12C11 "You who prefer specialness to sanity could not obtain it in your right minds."
T12E12 "In the sanity of His vision, they looked upon themselves with love, seeing themselves as the Holy Spirit sees them."
T12G6 "In perfect sanity he looks on love, for it is all about him, and within him."
T12G8 "Praise, then, the Father for the perfect sanity of His most holy Son."
T13E5 "The Holy Spirit WILL restore your sanity, because insanity is NOT the Will of God."
T13E8 "This is the reconciliation which the ego would substitute for your reconciliation unto sanity and unto peace."
T14F5 "The little sanity that still remains is held together by a sense of order which YOU establish."
T15B12 "As long as it takes tore-establish perfect sanity, perfect peace, and perfect love for everyone, for God, and for YOURSELF."
T17E5 "And YOU must realize JUST WHAT THIS MEANS, if YOU would be restored to sanity."
T17F7 "And your relationship has SANITY as its purpose."
T17F7 "But you MUST exclude MAJOR AREAS of fantasy FROM each other, TO SAVE YOUR SANITY."
T17G5 "If the situation is used for truth and sanity, its outcome MUST be peace."
T17G5 "For if peace is the CONDITION of truth and sanity, and CANNOT be WITHOUT them, where peace is, they MUST be."
T19K1 "And, as this Memory rises in your mind, peace must still surmount a final obstacle, AFTER which is salvation completed, and the Son of God ENTIRELY restored to sanity."
T23C14 "You who believe you walk in sanity, with feet on solid ground, and through a world where meaning CAN be found, consider this: These ARE the laws on which your "sanity" appears to rest."
T23C15 "Such a reversal, COMPLETELY turned around, with madness sanity, illusions true, attack a kindness, hatred love, and murder benediction, IS the goal the laws of chaos serve."
T23C16 "Their goal of madness MUST be seen as sanity."
T24C13 "Nothing is sacred here but unto you, and you alone, apart and separate from all your brothers; safe from ALL intrusions of sanity upon illusions; safe from God, and safe for conflict everlasting."
T25D2 "He could not enter His Son's insanity with him, but He could be sure His sanity went there WITH him, so he could not be lost forever in the madness of his wish."
T25H5 "To justify ONE value that the world upholds is to DENY your Father's sanity AND YOURS."
T25H5 "And if he chooses to believe ONE thought OPPOSED to truth, he has decided he is NOT his Father's Son, because the Son is mad, and sanity must lie apart from both the Father AND the Son."
T25H6 "And one in which is nothing contradicted that would lead the Son of God to sanity and joy."
T25H7 "Love is the basis for a world perceived as wholly mad to sinners, who believe theirs is the way to sanity."
T25H8 "Yet, if His Will is seen as madness, then the FORM of sanity which makes it most acceptable to those who ARE insane requires special choice."
T25H10 "Until he comes to understand it COST him sanity, and stands BETWEEN him and whatever hope he has of BEING sane."
T25H11 "And where does sanity abide EXCEPT in Him?"
T25H13 "Here is sanity restored."
T26H1 "For it IS gone as soon as the idea which brought it has been healed and been replaced by sanity."
W94L1 "Here is sanity restored."
W97L2 "We state again the truth about your Self, the holy Son of God Who rests in you; Whose mind has been restored to sanity."
W128L6 "Let it rest in its Creator, there to be restored to sanity, to freedom and to love."
W138L12 "As every hour passed, we have declared our choice again in a brief quiet time devoted to maintaining sanity."
W151L17 "Now do we lift our resurrected minds in gladness and in gratitude to Him Who has restored our sanity to us."
W153L4 "In them lies madness in a form so grim that hope of sanity seems but to be an idle dream, beyond the possible."
W155L2 "To let illusion walk ahead of truth is madness, but to let illusion sink behind the truth, and let the truth stand forth as what it is, is simple sanity."
W184L6 "To question it is madness; to accept its presence is the proof of sanity."
W187L7 "And sacrifice is an idea so mad that sanity dismisses it at once."
W200R63 "Beyond this, and a repetition of the special thought we practice for the day, no form of exercise is urged, except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth."
W241L2 "How glad are we to have our sanity restored to us, and to remember that we all are one.""
W260W54 "The body is the means by which God's Son returns to sanity."
W280W74 "From knowledge, where He has been placed by God, the Holy Spirit calls to you, to let forgiveness rest upon your dreams, and be restored to sanity and peace of mind."
W285L2 "Let me rejoice in it, and through forgiveness be restored to sanity."
W300W91 "Christ's Second Coming, which is sure as God, is merely the correction of mistakes and the return of sanity."
W320W114 "Let our function be only to let this memory return, only to let God's Will be done on earth, only to be restored to sanity, and to be but as God created us."
W360FL5 "We are restored to sanity, in which we understand that anger is insane, attack is mad, and vengeance merely foolish fantasy."
P3B4 "Yet they both will find sanity at last."
P3C5 "The process of psychotherapy is the return to sanity."
P3C5 "Together they can find a pathway out, for no-one will find sanity alone."
P3E10 "This must be his teaching, if his lesson is to be that sanity is safe."
P3E10 "It cannot be too strongly emphasized that the insane believe that sanity is threat."
P3G3 "Sometimes the thought behind the form breaks through, but only very briefly, and the mind grows fearful and begins to doubt its sanity."
S2B7 "Salvation's plan is made complete, and sanity has come."
S2B8 "Forgiveness is the call to sanity, for who but the insane would look on sin when he could see the face of Christ instead?"

Quotes on "Sane"

T3C20 "This is what "a sane mind in a sane body" really means."
T3C21 "A sane mind is NOT out for blood."
T3F22 "Sane perception INDUCES sane choosing."
T4B23 "The ONLY sane solution is not to try to change reality, which is indeed a fearful attempt, but to see it as it is."
T4D22 "The calm being of God's Kingdom, which in your sane mind is perfectly conscious, is ruthlessly banished from the part of the mind which the ego rules."
T4F2 "Sane judgment would inevitably judge AGAINST it, and MUST be obliterated by the ego in the interest of its self-preservation."
T4G10 "The results will convince you increasingly that your choice in turning to me is the only sane one you can make."
T5G5 "And however ridiculous the idea of attacking God may be to the sane mind, never forget that the ego is NOT SANE."
T5G9 "Being sane, it heals the body because IT has been healed."
T5G9 "The sane mind cannot conceive of illness, because it cannot conceive of attacking anything or anyone."
T7G6 "The ego therefore opposes ALL appreciation, ALL recognition, ALL sane perception, and ALL knowledge."
T10F13 "But the sane KNOW that only attack COULD produce fear, from which the love of God COMPLETELY protects them."
T12C13 "He could but answer your insane request with a sane answer, which would abide with you in your insanity."
T12E7 "His sane answer tells you that what you have offered YOURSELF is NOT true, but HIS offering TO you has never changed."
T12F1 "In your questioning of delusions, ask yourself if it is REALLY sane to perceive WHAT WAS NOW."
T19D8 "HE must be split, and torn between good and evil; partly sane and partially insane."
T19L4 "Only the sane can look on stark insanity and raving madness with pity and compassion, but NOT with fear."
T21E5 "This is the reasoning of the SANE."
T21I4 "And yet it is the final one that REALLY asks if you are willing to be WHOLLY sane."
T23C12 "This is the "magic" that will cure all of your pain; the missing factor in your madness THAT MAKES IT SANE."
T25H5 "Who thinks the world is sane in any way; is justified in ANYTHING it thinks, or is maintained by ANY form of reason, believes this to be true."
T25H6 "The Holy Spirit HAS the power to change the whole foundation of the world you see to something else; a basis NOT insane, on which a sane perception can be based, another world perceived."
T25H7 "And each reflects a view of what the Father and the Son MUST be, to make that viewpoint meaningful and sane."
T25H9 "BECAUSE He is not mad, has God appointed One as sane as He to raise a saner world to meet the sight of everyone who chose insanity as his salvation."
T25H14 "Remember ALL temptation is but this; a mad belief that God's insanity would make YOU sane, and GIVE you what you want."
T25H14 "And this is sane BECAUSE it is the truth."
T30G2 "Forgiveness is the ONLY sane response."
W134L6 "It is sin's unreality which makes forgiveness natural and wholly sane, a deep relief to those who offer it; a quiet blessing where it is received."
W138L11 "We make the choice for Heaven as we wake, and spend five minutes making sure that we have made the one decision that is sane."
W160L1 "Who could be sane in such a circumstance?"
W170L6 "Harsh punishment is meted out relentlessly to those who ask if the demands are sensible or even sane."
W195L2 "Nor could the even partly sane refuse to take the steps which He directs, and follow in the way He sets before them to escape a prison which they thought contained no door to the deliverance they now perceive."
M5E2 "What choice but this has meaning to the sane?"
M14A4 "Who in his sane mind chooses nothing as a substitute for everything?"
P3A2 "And because to the sane mind it is so clearly impossible, what they seek is magic."
P3H5 "No unhealed healer can be wholly sane."

Quotes on "Saner"

T18F7 "Whichever is saner at the time when threat is perceived, should remember how deep is his indebtedness to the other, and how much gratitude is due him."
T21E5 "Yet, in your saner moments, its ranting strikes no terror in your hearts."

Quotes on "Saneness"

T25H13 "And on this single rock of truth can faith in God's eternal saneness rest, in perfect confidence and perfect peace."
W140L10 "We will be still and listen for the Voice of healing which will cure all ills as one, restoring saneness to the Son of God."

Quotes on "Sanely"

W195L4 "You do not offer God your gratitude because your brother is more slave than you, nor could you sanely be enraged if he seems freer."

Quotes on "Insane"

T2D4 "You would not tolerate insane behavior on your part, and would hardly advance the excuse that you could not help it."
T2D4 "Why should you tolerate insane thinking?"
T3H16 "You are both quite insane on this point."
T4D22 "Who but the insane would undertake to believe what is not true, and then protect this belief at the cost of Truth?"
T4F3 "Any thought-system which makes THIS confusion MUST be insane."
T4F7 "Only an insane mind FAILS to ask it."
T5I9 "He was therefore only PARTIALLY insane at the perceptual level, and was unable to relinquish the hope of release even though he could not cope with it."
T5I13 "Why should you listen to the endless insane calls which you think are made upon you, when you KNOW the voice of God Himself is in you?"
T6A1 "What can be expected from insane premises EXCEPT an insane conclusion?"
T6G1 "These insane concepts are clearly the result of their own dissociation and projection."
T6G1 "An insane learner learns strange lessons."
T6G6 "Upside down as always, the ego perceives the first lesson as insane."
T6G6 "In fact, this is its only alternative here, because the other one, which would be much LESS acceptable, would obviously be that IT is insane."
T6G8 "His LESSON is not insane, but the CONFLICT IS."
T6G10 "You are NOT asked to make insane decisions, although you are free to THINK you are."
T6G10 "But it MUST be insane to believe IT IS UP TO YOU to decide what God's Creations ARE."
T7F3 "This is its totally insane premise, and so it proceeds accordingly."
T7G3 "This is perfectly logical, though clearly insane."
T7G4 "Remaining logical but still insane, the ego resolves this completely insane dilemma in a completely insane way."
T7G13 "This can ONLY be an insane attempt."
T7H10 "Projecting its insane belief that YOU have been treacherous to YOUR Creator, it believes that your brothers, who are as incapable of this as you are, are out to TAKE GOD FROM YOU."
T7H12 "Perceive ANY part of the ego's thought system as wholly insane, wholly delusional, and wholly undesirable, and you have CORRECTLY EVALUATED ALL OF IT."
T7J7 "Disobeying God's will is meaningful only to the insane."
T8J8 "Either basic type of insane decision will induce panic, because the atheist believes he is alone and the martyr believes that God is crucifying him."
T9C9 "Anyone who elects a totally insane guide, MUST be totally insane himself."
T9C9 "It is not true that you do not know the guide is insane."
T9F7 "You cannot evaluate an insane belief system from WITHIN it."
T9F7 "Only BY this contrast, can insanity be judged as insane."
T9G5 "It will tell you that you are insane, and argue that grandeur CANNOT be a real part of you, because of the littleness in which IT believes."
T9G7 "But it MUST be insane, because it is NOT TRUE."
T9I6 "If you realized the complete havoc this makes of your peace of mind, you COULD not make such an insane decision."
T9K3 "This IS the offering which your god demands, because having made him out of YOUR insanity, he IS an insane idea."
T9K10 "To interfere with you would be to attack HIMSELF, and God is not insane."
T9K10 "When you denied HIM, you WERE insane."
T10A1 "Either God or the ego is insane."
T10A2 "It sounds insane when it is stated with perfect honesty, but the ego never looks upon what it does with perfect honesty."
T10A2 "Yet that IS its insane premise, which is carefully hidden in the dark cornerstone of its thought system."
T10F13 "Yet God's Son is not insane, and CANNOT believe it."
T10F13 "For only the insane would choose fear IN PLACE of love, and only the insane could believe that love can be gained by ATTACK."
T10F17 "The case for insanity IS strong to the insane."
T11D6 "Even if he is fully aware of ANXIETY, he does NOT perceive its source AS HIS OWN EGO IDENTIFICATION, and he ALWAYS tries to handle it by making some sort of insane "arrangement" with the world."
T11D7 "His insane thoughts, too, must be in his mind, but an INTERNAL conflict of this magnitude he cannot tolerate."
T11I5 "For the memory of God can dawn only in a mind that wills to remember, and that has relinquished the insane desire to control reality."
T11J1 "For it is guilt that has obscured the Father to you, and it is guilt that has driven you insane."
T11J2 "They appear to lose what they love, perhaps the most insane belief of all."
T11J14 "The ego believes in ATONEMENT THROUGH ATTACK, being fully committed to the insane notion that attack IS salvation."
T12B1 "You do not even SUSPECT that this murderous but insane idea lies hidden there."
T12C5 "You have built your whole insane belief system, because you think you would be HELPLESS in God's Presence."
T12C13 "For His answer is the reference point BEYOND delusions, from which you can look back on them, and see them as insane."
T12E1 "But they have one thing in common; they are all insane."
T12E3 "It is THROUGH these strange and shadowy figures that the insane relate to their insane world."
T13C5 "The idea that the guiltless Son of God can attack himself, and MAKE him guilty, IS insane."
T13C5 "NOTHING can justify insanity, and to call for punishment UPON YOURSELF, MUST be insane."
T13D1 "The doubtful service of displacement is to hide the REAL source of your guilt, and KEEP from your awareness the full perception THAT IT IS INSANE."
T13D1 "Insane ideas HAVE no real relationships, for that is why they ARE insane."
T13D6 "For you must learn that guilt is ALWAYS totally insane, and HAS no reason."
T13D8 "The moment that you realize GUILT IS INSANE, WHOLLY unjustified, and WHOLLY without reason, you will NOT fear to look upon Atonement, and ACCEPT IT WHOLLY."
T13F1 "The Holy Spirit uses logic as easily, and as well, as does the ego, except that HIS conclusions are NOT insane."
T13F3 "This IS an insane world, and do not underestimate the actual extent of its insanity."
T13F4 "There is NOTHING in the world to teach him that the logic of the world is totally insane, and leads to nothing."
T13F4 "But in him who MADE this insane logic, there is One Who KNOWS it leads to nothing, for He knows of EVERYTHING."
T13I6 "Give up this frantic and insane attempt, which cheats you of the joy of living with your God and Father, and awaking gladly to His Love and Holiness, which join together as truth in YOU, making you One with Him."
T14D2 "Under each cornerstone of fear, on which you have erected your insane system of belief, THE TRUTH LIES HIDDEN."
T14G2 "For you have taught yourselves HOW TO IMPRISON THE SON OF GOD, a lesson so unthinkable that only the insane, in deepest sleep, could even DREAM of it."
T15H4 "And thus, it embarks on an endless, unrewarding chain of special relationships, forged out of anger, and dedicated to but one insane belief; that the more anger you invest OUTSIDE yourself, the safer YOU become."
T15H7 "In these insane relationships, the attraction of what you do NOT want seems to be much stronger than the attraction of what you DO."
T15H11 "It is CLEARLY insane to believe that, by communicating, you will be abandoned."
T16G8 "For you are no longer WHOLLY insane, and you WOULD recognize the guilt of SELF-betrayal FOR WHAT IT IS."
T16G9 "Only the wholly insane could look on death and suffering, sickness and despair, and see it thus."
T16H3 "It is COMPLETELY savage, and COMPLETELY insane."
T16H4 "That this is insane, is obvious."
T16H6 "Against the ego's insane notion of salvation, the Holy Spirit gently lays the holy instant."
T17D3 "The shadow figures ALWAYS speak for vengeance, and ALL relationships into which they enter, are totally insane."
T17E5 "It does NOT realize that it is totally insane."
T17E5 "The insane PROTECT their thought systems, BUT THEY DO IT INSANELY."
T17E5 "The separation has NOTHING in it, no PART, NO 'reason,' and NO attribute, that is NOT insane."
T17E5 "And its 'protection' IS part of it, as insane as the whole."
T17E6 "The special relationship, which is its chief defense, MUST therefore be insane."
T17E6 "You recognize, at least in general terms, that the ego is insane."
T17F7 "Now you find yourselves in an INSANE relationship, RECOGNIZED as such IN THE LIGHT OF ITS GOAL."
T17F8 "You are NOT now wholly insane."
T17H8 "You are no longer wholly insane, NOR NO LONGER ALONE."
T18B6 "He brings all your insane projections and your wild substitutions which YOU have placed OUTSIDE you, to the truth."
T18C6 "They are your protest AGAINST reality, and your fixed and insane wish to CHANGE it."
T18G6 "It is insane to use the body as the scapegoat for guilt; DIRECTING its attack, and BLAMING it for what you wished it to do."
T18J3 "From the world of bodies, MADE by insanity, insane messages seem to be returned to the mind which made it."
T18J5 "Here are all the illusions, all the twisted thoughts, all the insane attacks, the fury, vengeance, and betrayal that were made to keep the guilt in place, so that the world could RISE from it, and keep IT hidden."
T19C1 "And the belief that punishment IS correction, is clearly insane."
T19C4 "A MAJOR tenet in the ego's insane religion is that sin is NOT error, but TRUTH."
T19D7 "If it does not obey, the MIND is judged insane."
T19E8 "The little, insane wish to get rid of Him Whom you invited IN, and push Him OUT, MUST produce conflict."
T19H6 "And it is this insane relationship which it keeps hidden, and yet feeds upon."
T19J1 "Where can such opposition lie, but in the sick minds of the insane, dedicated to madness, and set AGAINST the peace of Heaven?"
T19J4 "For God has ANSWERED this insane idea with His Own, an Answer which left Him not, and therefore brings the Creator to the awareness of every mind which heard His Answer, and ACCEPTED it."
T20D9 "You asked this puff of madness for the meaning of your unholy relationship, and adjusted it according to its insane answer."
T20E3 "Your insane laws were made to GUARANTEE that you would make mistakes, and give them power over you by ACCEPTING their results as your just due."
T21C5 "This witness is insane."
T21E7 "Be not held back by fear's insane insistence that sureness lies in doubt."
T21F9 "Only the TOTALLY insane can disregard them."
T21F11 "The partially insane HAVE access to it."
T21G4 "Reason does NOT attack, but takes the place of madness quietly, REPLACING madness if it be the will of the insane to LISTEN to it."
T21G4 "But the insane know not their will."
T21G5 "And, if you think it does, you ARE insane."
T21G5 "To see the body as a barrier between what REASON tells you MUST be joined, MUST be insane."
T21I4 "Your answer to the others has made it possible to help you be but partially insane."
T23B6 "What made them is insane, and they remain part of what made them."
T23C14 "The MEANS of madness MUST be insane."
T25H6 "Sin is not real BECAUSE the Father and the Son are NOT insane."
T25H7 "What is not love is sin, and either one perceives the other as insane and meaningless."
T25H7 "But sin is equally insane within the sight of love, whose gentle eyes would look BEYOND the madness, and rest peacefully on truth."
T25H8 "Your special function is the special form in which the fact that God is NOT insane appears most sensible and meaningful to you."
T25H8 "Nor CAN this choice be made BY the insane, whose problem IS their choices are NOT free, and made with reason in the light of sense."
T25H9 "It WOULD be madness to entrust salvation to the insane."
T25H12 "The whole belief that someone loses but reflects the underlying tenet God must be insane."
T25H12 "You who believe that God is mad, look carefully at this, and understand that it MUST be that EITHER God OR this must be insane, but hardly both."
T25H13 "Reason is satisfied, for ALL insane beliefs can be corrected here."
T26H6 "For such an insane picture, an insane defense can be expected, but can NOT establish that the picture must be true."
T26J4 "The bloodied earth is cleansed, and the insane have shed their garments of insanity, to join Them on the ground whereon you stand."
T27G6 "How foolish and insane it is to think a miracle is BOUND by laws which it came solely to UNDO."
T28G1 "Who punishes the body is insane."
T30B7 "Its PURPOSE has no longer been obscured by the insane belief you want it for the goal of being RIGHT when you are WRONG."
T31D9 "How foolish and insane it is to think that there COULD be a road with such an aim."
T31G14 "Be vigilant against temptation, then, remembering that it is but a wish, insane and meaningless, to make yourself a thing which you are not."
W12L1 "You think that what upsets you is a frightening world, or a sad world, or a violent world, or an insane world."
W41L5 "How could you, when the truth is hidden deep within, under a heavy cloud of insane thoughts, dense and obscuring, yet representing all you see?"
W49L4 "Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotous thoughts and sounds and sights of this insane world."
W50L1 "Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, "protective" clothing, "influence," "prestige," being liked, knowing the "right" people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness which you endow with magical powers."
W53L1 "What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces."
W53L1 "Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones."
W53L2 "Insane thoughts are upsetting, and They produce a world in which there is no order anywhere."
W53L2 "And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning."
W53L3 "The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable, and offers no grounds for trust."
W53L4 "Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home?"
W53L5 "The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see."
W56L4 "Beyond all my insane wishes is my will united with the Will of my Father."
W56L5 "In my own mind, behind all my insane thoughts of separation and attack, is the knowledge that all is one forever."
W57L1 "I would give up insane wishes, and walk into the sunlight at last."
W71L3 "According to this insane plan, any perceived source of salvation is acceptable, provided that it will not work."
W71L7 "And in the first is your full release from all your own insane attempts and mad proposals to free yourself."
W73L8 "And end forever the insane belief that it is hell in place of Heaven that you choose."
W86L5 "I would no longer defeat my own best interests in this insane way."
W92L2 "If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea."
W101L7 "Give these five minutes gladly, to remove the heavy load you laid upon yourself with the insane belief that sin is real."
W135L3 "The world is based on this insane belief."
W136L2 "Like all defenses, it is an insane device for self deception."
W163L7 "The idea of the death of God is so preposterous that even the insane have difficulty in believing it."
W170L2 "How thoroughly insane is the idea that to defend from fear is to attack!"
W170L6 "It is their enemies who are unreasonable and insane, while they are always merciful and just."
W170L10 "Where does the totally insane belief in gods of vengeance come from?"
W190L1 "It witnesses to God the Father's hatred of His Son, the sinfulness He sees in him, and His insane desire for revenge and death."
W190L4 "The time has come to laugh at such insane ideas."
W190L4 "Their witness, pain, is mad as they, and no more to be feared than the insane illusions which it shields and tries to demonstrate must still be true."
W191L1 "What could it be but vicious and afraid, fearful of shadows, punitive and wild, lacking all reason, blind, insane and sad?"
W195L2 "It is insane to offer thanks because of suffering."
W195L2 "But it is equally insane to fail in gratitude to One Who offers you the certain means whereby all pain is healed, and suffering replaced with laughter and with happiness."
W195L9 "Gratitude becomes the single thought we substitute for these insane perceptions."
W196L1 "You will be free of the insane belief that to attack a brother saves yourself."
W199L3 "Be not concerned that to the ego it is quite insane."
W220IN210 "And we believed that our insane desires were the truth."
W240W32 "Here was perception born, for knowledge could not cause such insane thoughts."
W259L2 ""Father, I would not be insane today."
W282L1 "This the decision not to be insane, and to accept myself as God Himself, my Father and my Source, created me."
W325L1 "From insane wishes comes an insane world."
W330W122 "The ego is insane."
M6B2 "And what, in this insane conviction, does healing stand for?"
M6D1 "They have no idea how insane this concept is."
M9A5 "Is it harder to dispel the belief of the insane in a larger hallucination as opposed to a smaller one?"
M19A3 "Reality is blotted out as this insane belief is taken as replacement for God's Word."
M28A3 "God is insane, and fear alone is real."
U4A2 "And it is just this insane perception that makes them unwilling merely to rise up and to return to Him in peace."
P3A2 "Their whole equilibrium rests on the insane belief that this is possible."
P3C5 "Teacher and pupil, therapist and patient, are all insane or they would not be here."
P3E8 "But the insane believe it because they are insane."
P3E11 "Relieve the mind of the insane burden of guilt it carries so wearily, and healing is accomplished."
P3F3 "But still we speak of what can yet be done in helping the insane within the bounds of the attainable."
P3H6 "Yet it is as insane not to accept a function God has given you as to invent one He has not."
P3H7 "The insane, thinking they are God, are not afraid to offer weakness to the Son of God."
S1D5 "How, then, can he be released without an insane fear for yourself?"

Quotes on "Insanity"

T2E14 "In some forms of insanity, thoughts are glorified, but this is only because the underlying depreciation was too effective for tolerance."
T6F12 "The insanity of this perception makes it a fearful one."
T7J6 "Insanity APPEARS to add to reality, but no-one would claim that what it adds is true."
T7J6 "Insanity is therefore the NON-extension of truth, which blocks joy because it blocks Creation and therefore blocks self-FULFILLMENT."
T9K10 "Would you have Him SHARE your insanity?"
T9K10 "To deny it is insanity."
T12C6 "You can accept insanity, BECAUSE YOU MADE IT."
T12C13 "No-one who hears His answer but will give up insanity."
T12E6 "As you look with open eyes upon your world, it MUST occur to you that you have withdrawn into insanity."
T12E7 "You who know not what you do, CAN learn what insanity IS, and look beyond it."
T12E7 "It is GIVEN you to learn how to DENY insanity, and come forth from your private world in peace."
T12E9 "Yet this is what denial DOES, for BY it you ACCEPT insanity, believing you can make a private world, AND RULE YOUR OWN PERCEPTION."
T13H14 "Be quiet in your faith in Him, Who loves you, and would lead you out of insanity."
T15H12 "And, despite the evident insanity of this lesson, YOU HAVE LEARNED IT."
T17C5 "Not even what the Son of God made in insanity, could be without a hidden spark of beauty, that gentleness could release."
T18B4 "Inward is sanity; INsanity is OUTSIDE you."
T18B5 "Your little, senseless substitutions, touched with insanity, and swirling lightly off on a mad course like a feather dancing insanely in the wind, HAVE no substance."
T18B6 "Thus, He REVERSES the course of insanity, and restores you to reason."
T18D1 "And you sought a blackness so complete that you could hide from truth forever, in complete insanity."
T19B1 "The body thus becomes the instrument of illusion, acting accordingly, seeing what is not there, HEARING what truth has never said, and BEHAVING INSANELY, being imprisoned BY insanity."
T19C3 "Yet, for all the wild insanity inherent in the whole IDEA of sin, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE."
T19J7 "And what but insanity could look upon the defeat of God, and think it REAL?"
T20D7 "Seek not to make the Son of God ADJUST to his insanity."
T20E4 "And is it THIS that you would see within your Savior FROM insanity?"
T21E3 "Not wholly mad, you HAVE been willing to look on much of your insanity, and RECOGNIZE its madness."
T21E3 "Your faith is moving inward, PAST insanity, and on to reason."
T21F10 "There IS no reason in insanity, for it depends ENTIRELY on reason's absence."
T21F11 "The part of mind where reason lies was dedicated, by your will in union with your Father's, to the UNDOING of insanity."
T21F11 "Reason is ALIEN to insanity, and those who use it have gained a means which cannot BE applied to sin."
T21G4 "You do not leave insanity by GOING somewhere else."
T21G8 "Be willing to let reason be the means by which He would direct you how to leave INSANITY behind."
T21G8 "Hide not BEHIND insanity, in order to ESCAPE from reason."
T22F2 "What can this be, except an invitation to insanity, to save you FROM the truth?"
T23C15 "It is the FUNCTION of insanity to TAKE THE PLACE of truth."
T23E3 "But it IS insanity."
T25H4 "What makes no sense and has no meaning IS insanity."
T25H11 "But that, in Heaven THEY are all the same, WITHOUT the differences that WOULD have made a hell of Heaven, and a heaven of hell, had such insanity been possible."
T25I3 "This is NOT justice, but insanity."
T25I3 "Yet how could justice BE defined WITHOUT insanity, where love means hate, and death is seen as victory and triumph over eternity and timelessness and life?"
T27C9 "And need YOUR healing be delayed because you pause to listen to insanity?"
W76L4 "It is insanity that thinks these things."
W91L3 "To be told that what you do not see is there sounds like insanity."
W91L3 "It is very difficult to become convinced that it is insanity not to see what is there, and to see what is not there instead."
W152L6 "You but accuse Him of insanity to think He made a world where such things seem to have reality."
W250W41 "Sin is insanity."
W260L1 ""Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity I thought I did."
W285L1 "For what would be the use of pain to me; what purpose would my suffering fulfill; and how would grief and loss avail me, if insanity departs from me today, and I accept my holiness instead?"
W330W122 "In its insanity it thinks it has become a victor over God Himself, and in its terrible autonomy it "sees" the Will of God has been destroyed."
M5E1 "It demonstrates the absence of God's curriculum and its replacement by insanity."
M20A5 "Pray for God's justice, and do not confuse His mercy with your own insanity."
M23A7 "This is insanity indeed."
P3E7 "If illness is real it cannot be overlooked in truth, for to overlook reality is insanity."
P3E8 "Sickness is insanity because all sickness is mental illness, and in it there are no degrees."
P3G3 "These are its "remedies"; its "safeguards" from insanity."

Quotes on "Insanely"

T2B44 "Not being in their Right Minds, they turned their defenses from protection to assault, and acted literally insanely."
T6B4 "If you respond with anger, you MUST be equating yourself with the destructible, and are therefore regarding yourself insanely."
T6E13 "What would be gained if God proved to you that you have thought insanely?"
T7G11 "Your identification with the Kingdom is totally beyond question except by you WHEN YOU ARE THINKING INSANELY."
T7H3 "When a brother acts insanely, he is offering you an opportunity to bless him."
W136L16 "There will be no dim figures from your dreams, nor their obscure and meaningless pursuits with double purposes insanely sought, remaining in your mind."
W138L6 "In this insanely complicated world Heaven appears to take the form of choice, rather than merely being what it is."
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