When real life is wanting one must create an illusion. It is better than nothing.[Когда нет настоящей жизни, то живут миражами. Все-таки лучше, чем ничего.]
You mustn’t believe everything you see. The image of reality we perceive with our eyes is only an illusion, an optical effect. Light is a great liar.
The time comes when each one of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he pinned upon his fellow men, and when he may learn how much difficulty and pain has been added to his life by their ill-will.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.[Удивительное дело, какая полная бывает иллюзия того, что красота есть добро.]