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I have found that a large percentage of the population operates under a dangerous illusion - the illusion that the world's problems are too big and too complex for one individual to make a difference. But I believe one person can make a difference. My dad always told me, 'We're here to inspire each other, to bring out the best in each other, and the only way we can do that is to care about each other.'

Ray Gatchalian

Various kinds of self-forgetting, usually accompanied by illusions and myths, make it possible to live without the intransigent facing of deathin the sense of always thinking about it and what it means for life and the things dear in lifewhich is characteristic of a serious life.

Allan David Bloom

Thales was the first man to have seen the cause of, and to predict, an eclipse of the sun. This means he figured out that the heavens move in regular ways that accord with mathematical reasoning. He was able to reason from visible effects to invisible causes and speculate about the intelligible order of nature as a whole. ... This moment contains many elements: satisfaction at having solved a problem; pleasure in using his faculties; fullness of pride, more complete than that of any conqueror, for he surveys and possesses all; certitude drawn from within himself, requiring no authorities; self-sufficiency, not depending, for the fulfillment of what is highest in himself, on other men or opinions or on accidents such as birth or election to power, on anything that can be taken from him; a happiness that has no admixture of illusion.

Allan David Bloom

Sultan Aladdin had few illusions about his own people: amiable, well-favoured, courteous, they loved rest better than industry their function was to remind the toiling Chinese, Indians and British of the ultimate vanity of labour.

Anthony Burgess
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