It is not by confining one's neighbor that one is convinced of one's own sanity  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"It is not by confining one's neighbor that one is convinced of one's own sanity" is a dictum by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, recorded in his A Writer's Diary (tr. via Richard Howard's translation of Madness and Civilization).

Dutch

"Je kunt je niet van je eigen gezonde verstand overtuigen door je buurman op te sluiten."

Tr. via De prijs van de vrijheid (2011) by Joep Dohmen en ‎Maarten van Buuren.

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