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DELUSION
[ Also see Error Illusion Insanity Mistake Monomania Superstition Truth ]

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

The worst deluded are the self-deluded.
      - Christian Nestell Bovee

Delusion produced not one mischief the less because it is universal.
      - Edmund Burke

Delusions, like dreams, are dispelled by our awaking to the stern realities of life.
      - Alexander Robert Charles Dallas

He had delusions of adequacy.
      - Walter Kerr

You think a man to be your dupe; if he pretends to be so, who is the greatest dupe he or, you?
      - Jean de la Bruyere

Were we perfectly acquainted with the object, we should never passionately desire it.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

When our vices quit us, we flatter ourselves with the belief that it is we who quit them.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual.
      - James Russell Lowell


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