Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


A mad beast must have a sober driver.

A mad bull is not to be tied up with a pack thread.

A mad dog cannot live long.

A madman and a fool are no witnesses.

A madman is not cured by another running mad also.Antisthenes.

A mad parish must have a mad priest.

As mad as a March hare.

A man of gladness seldom falls into madness.

Every madman thinks all other men mad.Publius Syrus.

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.

If madness were pain you would have outcries in every house.

It is best to profit by the madness of others.Pliny the Elder.

Make way for a madman and a bull.Spanish.

One mad action is not enough to prove a man mad.

There are pleasures in madness known only to madmen.Dr. Johnson.

Though this be madness yet there’s method in it.Shakespeare.