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Definition of Insanity
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Welcome to my page of quotations about the definition of insanity. No, not what the dictionary says about the opposite of sanity but the Einstein thing which isn't actually Einstein. Read on for laughs and quote history.  —ღ Terri


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a raise. ~Robert Brault, 2013


Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results means you're either insane or are making a New Year's resolution. ~@thedeadauthor, tweet, 2015


Making a different mistake every day is not only acceptable, it is the definition of progress. ~Robert Brault, 2011


One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. But what do you call it if you do the same thing over and over, and keep achieving different results? Is that sanity? ~Harry Hurt III, "Is Anybody Necessary? Dr. Ying and the Four Noble Truths," New York Times, 2006


The definition of insanity is conservatives voting Republican over and over again and expecting different results. ~Internet meme, c. 2014


The definition of insanity is quoting Einstein over and over and expecting to be thought to be clever each time. ~Dollarhide, hypercrit.net blog comment, 2013


Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results. ~Narcotics Anonymous pamphlet, 1981  [Many thanks to The Quote Investigator, Garson O'Toole, for researching the quote so frequently misattributed to Albert Einstein, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." —tg]



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