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''Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it,'' said the Philosopher.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
American writer 1897-1962
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
English priest 1686-1761
Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
A. W. Tozer
American Christian pastor, preacher and author 1897-1963
The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
Is born for perfection
And each shall attain it
Will he but follow
His nature's duty.
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-1965
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
British artist 1786-1846
Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
French artist 1798-1863
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Irish writer 1854-1900
As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
Italian writer and academic 1943-
But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
English writer 1709-1784
Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.
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