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'Tis true, perfection none must hope to find in all the world, much less in woman-kind
Alexander Pope
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
Buddha
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
Kahlil Gibran
Every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment
William Shakespeare
For my own part, my belief in the perfection of the Deity will not permit me to believe that a book so manifestly obscure, disorderly, and contradictory can be His work
Thomas Paine
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Edgar Allan Poe
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.
Samuel Johnson
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art
John Ruskin
Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
Laurence J. Peter
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
Rene Descartes
Perfection is an imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic.
Ambrose Bierce
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
Voltaire
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age
Albert Einstein
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
Oscar Wilde
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
George Orwell
There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.
Richard Bach
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
Winston Churchill
To their right praise and true perfection!
William Shakespeare
You have suffered greatly, poor mother. Oh! do not lament, you have now the portion of the elect. It is in this way that mortals become angels. It is not their fault; they do not know how to set about it otherwise. This hell from which you have come out is the first step towards Heaven. We must begin by that. -- Jean Valjean --
Victor Hugo
You would attain to the divine perfection, And yet not turn your back upon the world
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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