disillusionment

A Quote by George Santayana on disillusionment and wisdom

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by Dr. Robert Gordon Sproul on christianity, church, disillusionment, existence, experience, failure, inspiration, losing, nations, and world

We have the peculiar spectacle of a nation which, to a limited extent, practices Christianity without actively believing in Christianity. We are asked to turn to the Church for our enlightenment, but when we do this we find that the voice of the Church is not inspired. The voice of the Church today is the echo of our own voices. And the result of this experience, already manifest, is disillusionment. . . . The way out is the sound of a voice, not our voice, but the voice coming from somewhere not ourselves, in the existence of which we cannot disbelieve. It is the task of the Pastors to hear this voice, cause us to hear it, and to tell us what it says. If they cannot hear it, or if they fail to tell us what it says, we laymen are totally lost. Without it we are no more capable of saving the world than we are capable of creating it in the first place.

Dr. Robert Gordon Sproul

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A Quote by Charlie Chaplin on art, business, disillusionment, money, people, and truth

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)

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A Quote by Charles Burchfield on adulthood, art, children, disillusionment, learning, and nature

As an artist grows older, he has to fight disillusionment and learn to establish the same relation to nature as an adult as he had when a child.

Charles Burchfield (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on disillusionment, diversity, fighting, good, hope, mankind, men, nations, people, and war

When every autumn people said it could not last through the winter, and when every spring there was still no end in sight, only the hope that out of it all some good would accrue to mankind kept men and nations fighting. When at last it was over, the war had many diverse results and one dominant one transcending all others: disillusion.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, competence, disillusionment, enemies, existence, failure, force, ideas, incompetence, logic, mind, observation, reason, sacrifice, society, virtue, and world

I want you to observe, that those who cry the loudest about their disillusionment, about the failure of virtue, the futility of reason, the impotence of logic - are those who have achieved the full, exact, logical result of the ideas they preached, so mercilessly logical that they dare not identify it. In a world that proclaims the non-existence of the mind, the moral righteousness of rule by brute force, the penalizing of the competent in favour of the incompetent, the sacrifice of the best to the worst - in such a world, the best have to turn against society and have to become it's deadliest enemies.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 729)

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A Quote by Art Sisson on cynicism, disillusionment, health, illusions, and life

One of the most devastating experiences in human life is disillusionment. Of course there are some illusions the disillusionment of which is healthy. It takes two things to bowl over a tree - a heavy wind outside and decay inside. Much of the moral wreckage is caused by inner cynicism -a disgust with life's futility, an inability to see sense in it. A person in that mood is an easy mark for the next high wind.

Art Sisson

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A Quote by Antonio Gramsci on challenge, disillusionment, and illusions

The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.

Antonio Gramsci

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on disillusionment

PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on disillusionment

LOOKING-GLASS, n. A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man's disillusion given.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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