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Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
In this fallen world, I suspect we will never achieve perfection. But that won't stop me trying.
In the beginning I pushed toward perfection, but it takes time to get to certain places.
In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
What I've learned is you don't have to strive for perfection, but you do have to strive to be a very hard worker.
Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.
The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection.
Character development is what I value most as a reader of fiction. If an author can manage to create the sort of characters who feel fully real, who I find myself worrying about while I'm walking through the grocery store aisles a week later, that to me is as close to perfection as it gets.
J. Courtney Sullivan
In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul.
Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources.
To me, searching for perfection isn't anywhere near as interesting as trying to find your own voice.
Every time you write a song, you're looking for some sort of perfection, and you never quite reach it. You're always looking for that extra missing piece.
In terms of popular cinema, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is as near perfection as I can think of.
I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
Yves Saint Laurent
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.
Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they're stuck in that safe place.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
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