If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.
The Greeks... labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative
Paranoia is the delusion that your enemies are organized.
All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to delusion of ego people assume themselves to be the doer.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Some `advanced thinkers' are of the opinion that anyone who differs from the conventional opinion must be in the right. This is a delusion; if it were not, truth would be easier to come by than it is
Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn't learned to be content
we will not be thankful for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common fear of its neighbors.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.
There is no such thing as real happiness in life. The justest definition that was ever given of it was "a tranquil acquiescence under an agreeable delusion"--I forget where.
Objectivity is a subject's delusion that observing can be done without him
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Only in the last moment of human history has the delusion arisen that people can flourish apart from the rest of the living world.
Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.
The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper.
Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society.