Word(s) of the Day: Allusion v. Illusion

Allusion / əˈlo͞oZHən /, noun: an indirect reference or comment made in passing

Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.” Oliver Goldsmith

Illusion / iˈlo͞oZHən /, noun: a misconception or false impression

The language of judicial decision is mainly the language of logic. And the logical method and form flatter that longing for certainty and for repose which is in every human mind. But certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.