Though This Be madness,
yet there is method in it
Phrases from Shakespeare
Though This Be madness, yet there is method in it
Reason behind apparent folly or disorder.
This line derives from Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1600:
LORD POLONIUS [Aside]:
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. Will you walk out of the air, my lord?
The colloquial version is 'there's method in his madness'.
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