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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.
An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.
Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay.
The truth is, of course, that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words, there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags.
Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
You can't think about terrorism without thinking about Palestinian terrorism. Palestinians began international terrorism. It started with them in 1968. They used it as the first resort, not the last resort. They invented it, they perfected it, they benefited from it and they taught the world how to use it and that it would be successful.
The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness.
Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
You have to make thousands and thousands of drawings before an illustration is perfected.
Nothing is invented and perfected at the same time.
I'm working on inventing an aerosol spray that repels papparazi. I haven't perfected it but when I do I will make millions.
We're quite into graphics that are simultaneously two- and three-dimensional. But I can't really elaborate any further because it's not something - we haven't really perfected it.
The ideal of a pure phenomenology will be perfected only by answering this question; pure phenomenology is to be separated sharply from psychology at large and, specifically, from the descriptive psychology of the phenomena of consciousness.
I learned to yodel pretty well. It took me a few months, but I eventually perfected it.
I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband's lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them.
I have finally perfected my signature. It took hours of practicing... I decided early on just to write Pippa, not Middleton.
We waited until we perfected the dog food, and then we worked on the cat food. Even though it's not going through the roof the way the dog food is, I think it will catch on eventually.
Dick Van Patten
I didn't know how well my first album had done; it was enough to get me to do the second album, which was a continuation of the music I'd worked on and perfected.
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