quote by George Washington

I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.

— George Washington

Most Powerful Asylums quotations

If there’s life on other planets, then the earth is the Universe’s insane asylum.

Society is an insane asylum ran by the inmates.

Everybody likes to have a place to think, to meditate, to eat a burrito.

The employment of children is doing more to fill prisons, insane asylums, almshouses, reformatories, slums, and gin shops than all the efforts of reformers are doing to improve society.

America is an insane asylum run by the inmates.

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

[Death is] the best asylum for pains and sorrows and troubles and the injustices of life.

The world sometimes feels like an insane asylum.

You can decide whether you want to be an inmate or pick up your visitor's badge. You can be in the world but not engage in the melodrama of it; you can become a spiritual being having a human experience thoroughly and fully.

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.

It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.

In Holland, pensions were cut. The public health services for elderly people were cut. Enormous asocial tough measures. And at the same time people saw while the government has these enormous austerity measures, that the government spent billions of euros on asylum seekers who really weren't asylum seekers but migrants looking for a better life.

The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.

For me, stripping was an unusual kind of escape.

I had nothing to escape but privilege, but I claimed asylum anyway. At twenty-four, it was my last chance to reject something and become nothing. I wanted to terrify myself. Mission accomplished.

The world is becoming like a lunatic asylum run by lunatics.

America is a lunatic asylum.

To go into acting is like asking for admission to an insane asylum.

Anyone may apply, but only the certifiably insane are admitted.

A hermitage in the forest is the refuge of the narrow-minded misanthrope;

a hammock on the ocean is the asylum for the generous distressed.

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

...in the midst of migrants in search of a better life there are people in need of protection: refugees and asylum-seekers, women and children victims of trafficking...Many move simply to avoid dying of hunger. When leaving is not an option but a necessity, this is more than poverty.

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.

Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.

I cannot here avoid giving my most decided sufferage in favour of the moral qualities of maniacs. I have no where met, excepting in romances, with fonder husbands, more affectionate parents, more impassioned . . . than in the lunatic asylum, during their intervals of calmness and reason.

In a face, look for the main light and the main shadow;

the rest will come naturally — it's often not important. And then you must cultivate your memory, because Nature will only provide you with references. Nature is like a warden in a lunatic asylum. It stops you from becoming banal.

This is called 'the land of the free and the home of the brave';

it is called the 'asylum of the oppressed,' and some have been foolish enough to call it the 'Cradle of Liberty.' If it is the 'Cradle of Liberty,' they have rocked the child to death.

Earth is the insane asylum of the universe.

It is called in our schools 'beastliness', and this is about the best name for it... should it become a habit it quickly destroys both health and spirits; he becomes feeble in body and mind, and often ends in a lunatic asylum.

I think that we're all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better after all.

Many people think it's in bad taste to advertise for an insane asylum.

.. but come on down. We're going crazy.

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

The only problem that those people have anyway is that they don't like new cars and hair sprays. That's why they are put away. They make the other members of the society fearful. Every asylum in this nation is filled with poor souls who simply cannot stand lanolin, cellophane, plastic, television, and subdivisions.

Earth is an insane asylum, to which the other planets deport their lunatics.

Europe, and not England, is the parent country of America.

This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe.