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Delusion Quotes


These are some of the best 'Delusion' quotations and sayings.

Delusion and weakness produce not one mischief the less, because they are universal.

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.

Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.

It many times falls out that we deem ourselves much deceived in others, because we first deceived ourselves.

Mankind, in the gross, is a gaping monster, that loves to be deceived, and has seldom been disappointed.

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

O thoughts of men accurst. - Past and to come seem best; things present, worst.

The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth.

The worst deluded are the self-deluded.

This is the excellent foppery of the world! that, when we are sick in fortune, we make guilty of our disasters, the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; fools, by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on.

We strive as hard to hide our hearts from ourselves as from others, and always with more success; for in deciding upon our own case we are both judge, jury, and executioner, and where sophistry cannot overcome the first, or flattery the second, self-love is always ready to defeat the sentence by bribing the third.

Were we perfectly acquainted with the object, we should never passionately desire it.

When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.

You think a man to be your dupe. - If he pretends to be so, who is the greatest dupe - he or you?