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Leon Theremin's original designs are elegant, ingenious and effective. As electronics goes, the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It's like a great sonnet, or a painting, or a speech, that is perfectly done on more than one level.
I love that about New York: You just dress the way you want to dress and feel really comfortable because nobody is judging. You can just be yourself, and it's perfectly normal.
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
Henry Ward Beecher
But let me perfectly clear, because I know you'll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.
To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
I think anyone who's perfectly happy isn't particularly funny.
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.
San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
War is so complex; human nature is so complex. There's no filmmaker who has ever figured it out perfectly.
It's perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar.
To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.
My publisher's been shipping me to comic-cons, and it seems that my readership overlaps perfectly with the comic-con crowd.
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
In the World Wars, people were perfectly able to shoot other people just because they belonged to the wrong country, without ever asking what their opinions were. Faith too is like that.
I've seen my friends take someone back after they've cheated because they fit perfectly.
No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.
Michel de Montaigne
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.
Jean de la Bruyere
It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it.
To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
My desk faces the water, and I'm perfectly happy sitting there. I'm never lonely.
I don't know anybody's road who's been paved perfectly for them, there are no manuals, you don't know what life has in store for you.
Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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