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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe shadow of victory is disillusion

 Winston Churchill quotes (British Orator, Author and Prime Minister during World War II. 1874-1965)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteLove is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

 Miguel de Unamuno quotes (Spanish Author and Philosopher, 1864-1936)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteHe [Clemenceau] had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind.

 John Maynard Keynes quotes (English economist, journalist, and financier, 1883-1946)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteLOOKING-GLASS, n. A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man's disillusion given. The King of Manchuria had a magic looking-glass, whereon whoso looked saw, not his own image, but only that of the king. A certain courtier who had long enjoyed the king's favor and was thereby enriched beyond any other subject of the realm, said to the king:

"Give me, I pray, thy wonderful mirror, so that when absent out of thine august presence I may yet do homage before thy visible shadow, prostrating myself night and morning in the glory of thy benign countenance, as which nothing has so divine splendor, O Noonday Sun of the Universe!" Please with the speech, the king commanded that the mirror be conveyed to the courtier's palace; but after, having gone thither without apprisal, he found it in an apartment where was naught but idle lumber. And the mirror was dimmed with dust and overlaced with cobwebs. This so angered him that he fisted it hard, shattering the glass, and was sorely hurt. Enraged all the more by this mischance, he commanded that the ungrateful courtier be thrown into prison, and that the glass be repaired and taken back to his own palace; and this was done. But when the king looked again on the mirror he saw not his image as before, but only the figure of a crowned ass, having a bloody bandage on one of its hinder hooves --as the artificers and all who had looked upon it had before discerned but feared to report. Taught wisdom and charity, the king restored his courtier to liberty, had the mirror set into the back of the throne and reigned many years with justice and humility; and one day when he fell asleep in death while on the throne, the whole court saw in the mirror the luminous figure of an angel, which remains to this day.

 Ambrose Bierce quotes (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion

 Stanley Baldwin quotes (British Politician and Prime Minister. 1867-1947)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.

 Herman Melville quotes (American short-story Writer, Novelist and Poet. Best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick. 1819-1891)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI 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 quotes (British Comedian, Producer, Writer, Film Director and Composer who is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist of the screen and one of the most important figures in motion picture history, 1889-1977)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteExperience proves that none is so cruel as the disillusioned sentimentalist

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disillusion synonyms: disenchantment, disillusionment.
See also: disillusioned.
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