Quotes with delusion
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862)
Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of 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 the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty...We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex.
If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone, 'America died from a delusion that she has moral leadership.'