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    In the long run our boasted control of nature is a delusion.

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    Irrational beliefs are culturally accepted delusions.

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    It's only before realities set in that we can treasure our delusions.

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    It's hard to differentiate between a vision and a delusion - both cause you to see things that no one else sees.

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    It is a popular delusion that the scientific enquirer is under an obligation not to go beyond generalisation of observed facts...but anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond the facts, rarely get as far.

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    It is not by delusion, however exalted, that mankind can prosper, but only by unswerving courage in the pursuit of truth.

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    Maybe science is just magic with delusions of lack of grandeur.

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    It took the real thing to show you the size of your delusions.

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    It was my delusion and naivety that brought me here.

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    Learning a language represents training in the delusions of that language.

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    Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.

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    Multiplicity is a delusion. Unity is the Reality.

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    My delusion outweighs my talent by far and it always will, because if it doesn't, then there's no point in living.

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    Never underestimate the human capacity for delusion.

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    Our part is to pursue with steadiness what is right, turning neither to right nor left for the intrigues or popular delusions of the day, assured that the public approbation will in the end be with us.

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    Nick’s right, you are psychotic. (Talon) The correct term is sociopathic and yes, I am. But at least I have no delusions about myself. (Zarek) Meaning? (Talon) Take your meaning wherever you can find it. (Zarek)

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    Nondistraction means not being lost in subtle undercurrents of delusion or indifferent stupor.

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    Not creating delusions is enlightenment.

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    Not to identify oneself with something, or to associate things with the 'me,' and to see that the idea that there is a 'me,' which is distinct from things, is a delusion.

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    One of the most persistent of all delusions is the conviction that the source of our dissatisfaction lies outside ourselves.

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    Objectivity is a subject's delusion that observing can be done without him.

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    Objectivity is the delusion that observations could be made without an observer.

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    Propounding peace and love without practical or institutional engagement is delusion, not virtue.

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    Paranoia is the delusion that your enemies are organized.

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    Prominence is cool, but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag. Especially if you choose to surround yourself with friends and not acolytes.

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    Realization is to get rid of the delusion that you have not realized.

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    RATIONAL, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection.

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    Respect the delicate ecology of your delusions.

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    That's kind of what trust is, isn't it? A willful self-delusion.

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    Software is largely a service industry operating under the persistent but unfounded delusion that it is a manufacturing industry

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    Space enthusiasts are the most susceptible demographic to delusion that I have ever seen.

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    Strong delusions travel like cold germs on a sneeze.

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    The belief that security can be obtained by throwing a small state to the wolves is a fatal delusion.

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    The often heard lament, 'I have so little time,' gives the lie to the delusion that the daily is of little significance.

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    The best you can hope for in this life is that your delusions are benign and your compulsions have utility.

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    The fundamental delusion of human beings is the belief that we exist separately and independently from the rest of the universe.

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    The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here (pointing to himself) and you are out there.

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    The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to trurh.

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    The delusions of the past seem fond and foolish. The delusions of the present seem subtle and sane.

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    The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist, and the McGraths show why.

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    There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.

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    There is such a delusion as evinces itself in cool vehemence; and it is the most dangerous of all expressions of fanaticism.

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    There is no excuse for falling into delusion, which is so contrary to the Word of God.

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    There is nothing more deceptive, more grandeur, than the delusion of a single man.

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    There is only one true purpose in life: to wake up from the delusion that you are separate from everything else.

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    There's part of me that's grateful for the delusion, because it takes a very hard shell to get started as an actor, and I don't have a very hard shell.

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    We are squandering our wealth. In many respects, to the extent that we persist in our imperial delusions, we're also going to squander our freedom...

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    Through meditative techniques, one can free the mind of delusions and attain what we call enlightenment.

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    Those who greatly enlighten delusion are buddhas; those who are greatly deluded about enlightenment are sentient beings.

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    ... We brush aside all scales not our own, as if they were follies or delusions.