"Much madness is divinest sense"

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XI.

Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye ;
Much sense the starkest madness.
'T is the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane ;
Demur, — you're straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.


 
from Poems by Emily Dickinson (1890)

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