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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.
However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.
Paul von Hindenburg
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
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.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
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.
When you cook under pressure you trade perfection.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.
By divine design, men and women are intended to progress together toward perfection and a fulness of glory. Because of their distinctive temperaments and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences.
David A. Bednar
Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
Our demand for good looks, expressed in the biting comments that ensue when public figures fall short of perfection, puts enormous pressures on these individuals and may screen out the otherwise qualified. If video killed the radio star, it may also be doing away with the homely politician.
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.
C. Northcote Parkinson
We have this idea of perfection that is so unrealistic. We are our own worst enemy. No one is noticing that little scar.
Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
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
You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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