I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.
Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
I think there’s a lot of anesthesia being – that’s been pumped into American culture, the mass media television, various forms of entertainment, and the illusion of wealth that we now understand to be an illusion as well as the illusion that America is a world power.
It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the universe is the merest illusion.