delusion

A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on delusion, life, motherhood, practicality, science, and wit

No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother wit, either in science or in practical life.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: "On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge" in "Collected Essays," vol. 1, 1893.

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on common sense, delusion, madness, superiority, and wisdom

Wisdom consists in rising superior both to madness and to common sense, and in lending oneself to the universal delusion without becoming its dupe.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Harold Cooke Phillips, D.D. on delusion, needs, prayer, simplicity, and weakness

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 Cooke Phillips

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A Quote by George Eliot on delusion, silence, and speech

Speech is often barren; but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled egg; and when it takes to cackling will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, ch. 15, 1866.

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A Quote by Fen-yang on books, delusion, doubt, and understanding

When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much.

Fen-yang

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A Quote by Eugene Ionesco on delusion and people

Many people have delusions of grandeur but you're deluded by triviality.

Eugene Ionesco (1912 - 1994)

Source: Exit the King.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on delusion and people

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech at County Meeting of Bucks, 1784.

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on awareness, delusion, and world

When we're deluded there's a world to escape. When we're aware, there's nothing to escape.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 51

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on awareness, buddhism, delusion, effort, emptiness, meaning, mind, present, and understanding

To invoke the Buddha's name you have to understand the dharma of invoking. If it's not present in your mind, your mouth chants an empty name. As long as you're troubled by the three poisons or by thoughts of yourself, your deluded mind will keep you form seeing the Buddha and you'll only waste your effort. Chanting and invoking are worlds apart. Chanting is done with the mouth. Invoking is done with the mind. And because invoking comes from the mind, it's called the door to awareness. Chanting is centered in the mouth and appears as sound. If you cling to appearances while searching for meaning, you won't find a thing. . . .

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 111

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on awareness, buddhism, delusion, emptiness, lies, mind, reality, thinking, words, and zen

Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha. . . . Using the mind to reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 49

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