Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
I'm not perfect at all.
To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
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.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
If thou art able, O stranger, to find out all these things and gather them together in your mind, giving all the relations,thou shalt depart crowned with glory and knowing that thou hast been adjudged perfect in this species of wisdom.
All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
I really don't like when things are all polished and perfect - the perfect love story and the hair is perfect.
Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
The perfect human being is all human beings put together, it is a collective, it is all of us together that make perfection.
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.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
For since the fabric of the universe is most perfect and the work of a most wise Creator, nothing at all takes place in the universe in which some rule of maximum or minimum does not appear.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.