Madness  

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"There is no great genius without some touch of madness" --Seneca, De Tranquillitate Animi

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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.

Madness is the state of being mad (insane) or angry.

Etymology

Middle English medd, madd, from Old English gemǣd (“enraged”), from gemād (“silly, mad”), from Proto-Germanic *maidaz (compare Old High German gimeit (“foolish, crazy”), Gothic gamaiþs (gamaiþs, “crippled”)), past participle of *maidijaną (“to cripple, injure”), from Proto-Indo-European *mei (“to change”) (compare Old Irish máel (“bald, dull”), Old Lithuanian ap-maitinti (“to wound”), Sanskrit मेथति (méthati, “he hurts, comes to blows”)).

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