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Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
If you think you've already made it, that's when you can fall short and go backwards. I'm constantly pushing forward and chasing the element of perfection.
In this fallen world, I suspect we will never achieve perfection. But that won't stop me trying.
I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
I am not strong on perfection.
I want to say at once that I frankly believe that Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that has ever lived.... His songs are exquisite cameos of perfection, and each one of them is as beautiful as its neighbor. Irving Berlin remains, I think, America's Schubert.
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.
Perfection itself is imperfection.
I've seen the majestic beauty of nature and the overwhelming perfection of it. To me, there's nothing closer to God than that.
Cote de Pablo
When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
You're not supposed to look perfect while you're making babies. Making babies is the perfection. It's about feeling good in clothes and knowing you can get dressed up in the evening, work it for a minute, and maybe get back in a certain pair of jeans. But there's just no such thing as perfection.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
John F. Kennedy
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