Delusion Quotes

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.

Christopher Lasch

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

Ambrose Bierce

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Lord Thomas Denman

To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world beside the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?

Henry Miller

Truth may sometimes hurt but delusion harms.

Vanna Bonta

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.

Rose Macaulay

A sense of humor always withers in the presence of the messianic delusion, like justice and truth in front of patriotic passion.

Henry Louis Mencken

From the viewpoint of absolute truth, what we feel and experience in our ordinary daily life is all delusion. Of all the various delusions, the sense of discrimination between oneself and others is the worst form, as it creates nothing but unpleasant.

Dalai Lama

A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of a help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delusion and a snare.

Mohandas Gandhi

One cannot properly appreciate the human realities so long as one labors under the adolescent delusion that people get the fates they deserve.

Nicholas Rescher

You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion.

Gustav Mahler

There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.

David Hume

The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it.

Hart Crane

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.

Arthur Erickson

Prominence is cool, but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag. Especially if you choose to surround yourself with friends and not acolytes.

Barbara Kruger

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.

Charles E. Wilson

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Leo Tolstoy

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.

Thomas Huxley

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.

James Levine

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.

Charles Mackay

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.

Al Goldstein

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

Jim Rohn

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.

Bhagavad Gita

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

Bodhidharma
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