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An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted. - Arthur Miller


A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last. - Helen Rowland


The task of the real intellectual consists of analysing illusions in order to discover their causes. - Arthur Miller


Friendship has its illusions no less than love. - Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle]


We would rather be ruined than changed We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die. - Wystan Hugh Auden


I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there's some kind of change. - Bob Dylan


One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities, a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces, a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life. - George Eliot


The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action. - Oscar Wilde