quote by J. I. Packer

There is a tremendous relief in knowing that {God's} love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me.

— J. I. Packer

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It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes.

They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.

But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life. By taking risks’ she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.

I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.

My first poem was a bolt from the blue … it broke a spell of disillusion and suicidal despondence. ... it filled me with soul satisfying joy.

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

It is always disillusioning to weigh your fish and measure your golf drives.

Smart men estimate them.

If we look for ways to get rid of necessary pain, we'll be disillusioned or misled. For people who define real change as the elimination of inevitable struggle, the final chapters will be terribly disappointing.

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned.

The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.

My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.

If we think we will have joy only by praying and singing psalms, we will be disillusioned. But if we fill our lives with simple good things and constantly thank God for them, we will be joyful, that is, full of joy.

God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.

Washington is the city where the big men of little towns come to be disillusioned

The 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.

I'm optimistic yet disillusioned, hopeful yet frustrated.

Someone who is perennially surprised that depravity exists, who continues to feel disillusioned (even incredulous) when confronted with evidence of what humans are capable of inflicting in the way of gruesome, hands-on cruelties upon other humans, has not reached moral or psychological adulthood.

Our greatest illusion is disillusion.

We imagine that we are disillusioned with life, when the truth is that we have not even begun to live.

Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.

I 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.

Disillusion can become itself an illusion If we rest in it.

Marriage and fatherhood heighten the disillusion that we all think we are born handy. We confidently believe that we can fix things around the house, as if it's part of the collective brain that was further enhanced by eighth-grade shop class.

the way with Ireland is that no sooner do you get away from her than the golden mists begin to close about her, and she lies, an Island of the Blest, something enchanted in our dreams. When you come back you may think you are disillusioned, but you know well that the fairy mists will begin to gather about her once more.

It's all right to be disillusioned, but you can't be disillusioning.

We are not disillusioned because we have no illusions.

.. What we have and what is our strength, is our joy in life... in all its amoral aspects. That is also the basis of our contemporary art.

But what will he do when he sees only too clearly why his patient is ill;

when he sees that it arises from his having no love, but only sexuality; no faith, because he is afraid to grope in the dark; no hope, because he is disillusioned by the world and by life; and no understanding, because he has failed to read the meaning of his own existence?

The current situation in Iraq is ultimately a crisis of governance, which has allowed extremist groups to take advantage of disillusioned segments of the Iraqi population.

Do you think I am standing here, making this up as I go? I am sorry to disillusion you. I am not Robin Williams. I am the king of the pen.

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned.

But the true evil of drink lies in the disillusion: that the initial pleasure very soon evaporates, leaving a demoralizing craving for more, which is not even temporarily pleasurable. Which then leads to deterioration of the faculties of both body and mind; plus a bewildering lack of co-operation between the two.

Disillusion is the last illusion.

It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality.

You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities -- life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked.

What is to be done? We who are still half alive, living in the often fibrillating heartland of a senescent capitalism -- can we do more than reflect the decay around and within us? Can we do more than sing our sad and bitter songs of disillusion and defeat?

Regrets are only felt by those who do not understand life's purpose.

Animal rights activists gives disillusioned feminists an excuse to go back to being women protecting wee creatures without compromising their radical credentials

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