O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find, O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.
— Helen Hunt Jackson

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
John James Audubon delusive quote

It seems important to find ways of reminding ourselves that most "familiarity" is meditated and delusive.
— David Foster Wallace

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
— George Bernard Shaw

The physical ego serves as its own worst enemy when, by delusive material behavior, it eclipses its true nature as the ever blessed soul.
— delusive quotation by Paramahansa Yogananda