Illusion

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There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

Stendhal

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Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.

Charles M. Schulz

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European nations began World War I with a glamorous vision of war, only to be psychologically shattered by the realities of the trenches. The experience changed the way people referred to the glamour of battle; they treated it no longer as a positive quality but as a dangerous illusion.

Virginia Postrel

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When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.

David Icke

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I have lived too long to cherish many illusions about the essential high-mindedness of men when brought into stark confrontation with the issue of control over their security, and their property interests.

Haile Selassie

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I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.

Lewis Black

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Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.

Publilius Syrus

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

Albert Einstein

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The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.

Wayne Dyer

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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

Saul Bellow

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Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.

Sai Baba

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Illusion — quotes and aphorisms

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.

Georges Bernanos

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Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.

Michael Jordan

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What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

George Bernard Shaw

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We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

Orson Welles

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Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Mark Twain

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