Quotes of Delude

“ But where are the snows of yester year? ”

- Francois Villon

“ When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. ”

- Isaac Bashevis Singer

“ But where are the snows of last year? That was the greatest concern of Villon, the Parisian poet. ”

- Francois Rabelais

“ We are all weak, finite, simple human beings, standing in the need of prayer. None need it so much as those who think they are strong, those who know it not, but are deluded by self-sufficiency. ”

- Harold C. Phillips

“ The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. ”

- Jane Wagner

“ Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt. ”

- James Baldwin

“ Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other. ”

- Mary Caroline Richards

“ I have been extraordinarily lucky. Anyone who pretends that some kind of luck isn't involved in his success is deluding himself. ”

- Arthur Hailey

“ Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government. ”

- Gerald F. Lieberman

“ Our ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool. ”

- Jane Wagner

“ Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism. ”

- Hedrick Smith

“ There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes. ”

- Bhagavad Gita

“ Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style. ”

- W. H. Auden
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