Delusion Quotes

Fair trade is a moral delusion that could be leading to an economic catastrophe.

James Bovard

Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.

Karl M. Bowman

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

Ambrose Bierce

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common fear of its neighbors.

W. R. Inge

It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Dr. Carl Sagan

There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.

Louis Aragon

There is a self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.

Alfred North Whitehead

You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.

Unknown

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

Truth is always a delusion.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures.

Ellen G. White

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.

Robert Flatt

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex.

Dan Greenburg

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Edmund Burke

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

Bertrand Russel

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

W. R. Inge

Education is...A form of self-delusion.

Elbert Hubbard

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

No, I don't think you're paranoid. I think you're the opposite of paranoid. I think you walk around with the insane delusion that people like you.

Woody Allen

Genealogies are admirable things, provided they do not encourage the curious delusion that some families are older than others.

Wystan Hugh Auden

My old skill at self-delusion overrode my doubts as I told myself that Dexter probably believed in me. I could believe anything then. I still can as long as it is improbable.

Tom Baker

No win, no fee, no basis in reality. Just a room above a minicab office in Acton and a steady stream of greedy simpletons whose delusion is only matched by their clumsiness.

Bill Bailey
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