If I only had a little humility I would be perfect.
If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
A designer knows he has arrived at perfection not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away.
Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
It's all about perfection, isn't it?
To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.
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.
Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. [La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien ? ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien ? enlever.]
All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
I'm not perfect at all.
We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
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.
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
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.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.