The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind.
The UFO research and investigation business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps of corrupt ideology run free, agenda dictates, delusion is rampant and ignorance prevails. The infestation of wrongful motivation and the beggarly depths of belief reign supreme amidst a universal disregard for truth and factual actuality... where good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side . . .kenny young
The masterpiece should appear as the flower to the painter perfect in its bud as in its bloom with no reason to explain its presence no mission to fulfill a joy to the artist, a delusion to the philanthropist a puzzle to the botanist an accident of sentiment and alliteration to the literary man.Whistler
The Tantrik approach to self-realization is different from the Vedic approach. The former looks upon the Goddess as Shakti , energy , to be experienced while the latter looks upon the Goddess as Maya, delusion, to be transcended. The former is more sensory , the latter less so.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.leo tolstoy
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Morally, spiritually, we are fettered. What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before. To call such activity progress is utter delusion.
Discrepancy between theory and practice, which in sound physical and mechanical science is a delusion, has a real existence in the minds of men; and that fallacy, through rejected by their judgments, continues to exert and influence over their acts.william john macquorn rankine
'He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear;' it was no delusion! What is written is written, and he that readeth let him understand.david whitmer
Objectivity is a subject's delusion that observing can be done without him. Involving objectivity is abrogating responsibility – hence its popularity.heinz von foerster
When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.Alexander Hamilton
If the prosecution of crime is to be conducted with so little regard for that protection which centuries of English law have given to the individual, we are indeed at the dawn of a new era; and much that we have deemed vital to our liberties, is a delusion.learned hand
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbours.william ralph inge
"Every national border in Europe," El Eswad added ironically, "marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others."robert anton wilson
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.Edmund Burke
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
"A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestory and by a common hatred of its neighbors."william ralph inge
If, having recourse to self-conceit, thou thinkest--I will not fight,--that resolution of thine would be vain, (for) Nature will constrain thee. That which, from delusion, thou dost not wish to do, thou wilt do involuntarily, bound by thy own duty springing from (thy own) nature.
Krishna, my delusion is destroyed, And by your grace I have regained memory; I stand here, my doubt dispelled, ready to act on your words.
About many things in Hinduism I had been once inclined to believe that it was all imagination that there was much of dream in it, much that was delusion and maya. But now day after day I realised in the mind , I realized in the heart , I realised in the body the truths of the Hindu religion.
Almost all of you have heard of the word Maya. Generally it is used, though incorrectly, to denote illusion , or delusion, or some such thing. But the theory of Maya forms one of the pillars upon which the Vedanta rests; it is, therefore, necessary that it should be properly understood.
The Disappointment of Manhood succeeds to the delusion of Youth; let us hope that the heritage of Old Age is not Despair.benjamin disraeli
The followers of the false prophet Mahomet make their weary pilgrimages from year to year to that impostor’s tomb. We pity their delusion, we pray for their deliverance; but we admire their devotedness.
He will persist in laboring under the delusion that patients want common sense instead of magic .