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  Proverb Zone > Theme > Perfection

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An enthusiast is a fellow who feels perfectly sure of the things he is mistaken about.

Children will still die unjustly even in a perfect society. Even by his greatest effort, man can only propose to diminish, arithmetically, the sufferings of the world.
-- Albert Camus

Don't wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
-- St. Francis De Sales

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
-- Albert Schweitzer

Honor makes a perfect gift to yourself.

I have a perfect cure for a sore throat. Cut it.
-- Alfred Hitchcock

I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent.
-- Ashley Brilliant

If thou art able, 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.

If we think of love as in itself the answer to all the problems human beings face, we will constantly be disappointed by it. If we search for perfection in a mate and refuse to be satisfied by anything less than that, we will never really experience sexual or marital love. If we are unwilling to undergo the interpersonal negotiations. . .we will never be able to give our love to anyone. Since love does not simply happen, as I have been suggesting, it must emerge as the saving remnant of our endless yearning for happy and meaningful lives.
-- Irving Singer

Little wonder why computers are so popular. They represent perfection.

Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but are instead people whose one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant.
-- Charles A. Cerami

Music is the most perfect art.
-- Albert Camus

No moving parts, no batteries. No monthly payments and no fees. Inflation proof, non-taxable, in fact it's quite reliable. It can't be stolen, won't pollute, one size fits all, do not dilute. It uses little energy, but yields results enormously. Relieves your tension and your stress, invigorates your happiness. Combats depression, makes you beam and elevates your self esteem. Your circulation it corrects without complicated side effects. It is, I think, the perfect drug. May I prescribe, my friend -- the hug!

Perfect love is rare indeed -- for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
-- Leo Buscaglia

Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
-- A. Saint-Exupery

Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist.
-- St. Augustine

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
-- Colin Powell

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them with our own image -- otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

The way you let your hand rest in mine, my bewitching Sweetheart, fills me with happiness. It is the perfection of confiding love. Everything you do, the little unconscious things in particular, charms me and increases my sense of nearness to you, identification with you, till my heart is full to overflowing.
-- Woodrow Wilson

To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled -- because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.
-- Oscar Wilde

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