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The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
Ideals and Idealism
Stanley Baldwin

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A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
Poverty and The Poor
Georges Bernanos

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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
Obstacles
Daniel J. Boorstin

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Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Truth
Ludwig Borne

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A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
Illusion
Christian Nevell Bovee

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Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
Illusion
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
Pleasure
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
Illusion
Joseph Conrad

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Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
Censorship
David Cronenberg

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Reality
Albert Einstein

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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Past
Albert Einstein

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Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
Appearance
George Eliot

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The most dangerous thing is illusion.
Danger
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.
Arts and Artists
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.
Illusion
Gutzkow

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Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Fathers and Sons
Aldous Huxley

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The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
Cinema
Derek Jarman

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Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Illusion
Arthur Koestler

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Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
Illusion
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it.
Youth
W. Somerset Maugham

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Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
Life and Living
Henri Nouwen

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Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
Progress
George Orwell

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Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Experience
Joseph Roux

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When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
Conflict
Walter Russell

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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Wisdom
George Santayana

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[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun