Al Alvarez - Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces.
[ Bars Classical Eight Glenn Make Musicians Perfect Perfection Piece Pieces Recording Said Six Things Time Together Versions Want Wanted]
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Xavier Becerra - A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
[ Beauties Communicate Concealed Critic Discover Dwell Excellencies Imperfections Observation Ought Rather Such Than Their Things True Upon World Worth Writer]
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Samantha Bee - It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
[ Become Complains Defects Gentle Imperfect Imperfection More Only Others Perfect Quiet Towards]
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Elizabeth Berkley - God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
[ Brilliant Complete Cosmos Directs Elevates Eternally Every Fates Goal God Himself His Human Man Manifestation Master Most Perfection Single Soul Speaks Stars]
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Len Dawson - In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
[ Contentment Found Height Joy Love Neighbor Our Perfection Towards]
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Dorothy Day - The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.
[ Created Either Fitness Goodness Now Particular Perfection Serves Thing Universal Use Which]
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Alain Delon - Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
[ Dream Harmony Heaven Music Our Perfection]
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Crystal Gayle - Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
[ Away Does Moral Passions Perfection Regulates Take Them Virtue Wholly]
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Bob Geldof - To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
[ Actual Bear Done Else Even Imperfection Mark Oneself Patience Perfection Sin Someone Wrongs]
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Elinor Glyn - In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
[ Death Escape Go Involved Living Must Order Perfectionism Try]
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John Gray - Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
[ Job Perfection Pleasure Puts Work]
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Lee H. Hamilton - Lucy is such a perfectionist.
[ Lucy Perfectionist Such]
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Phil Hare - Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
[ Culture Described Love Perfection Properly Study]
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John Marshall Harlan - Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
[ Becoming Character Conceives Culture Growing Having Perfection Resting]
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Ben Harper - The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
[ Light Perfection Pursuit Sweetness Then]
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Bruce Jackson - Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.
[ Attracts Fiction Irritates Life Perfection Well]
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Joseph Jackson - Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing.
[ Boring Face Mistakes Nothing Perfection]
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George Jones - This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
[ Find His Imperfections Man Out Own Perfection Very]
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Akshay Kumar - 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.
[ Acts Between Christ Civilization Example Glorious Great Guide Mediator Our Perfection Personality Soul Standard Teachings Us Western]
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Mercedes Lackey - Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
[ Brilliant Burns Fire Jonathan Little Lives Moments Only Perfection Reach Those Us Within]
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Donald Norman - The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
[ Bed Best Heart Imperfections Jealous Knows Love Lover Most Other Perfects Rival Satisfying Where]
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Robert Novak - As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
[ Great Leaders Our Perfection Responsibility State Strive]
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Anna Garlin Spencer - The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.
[ Artist Comes Constantly Creatures Existent Finding Gourmet His Perfection Seeks Seldom Trouble True Unhappiest]
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Henry Taube - The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
[ Advancing Age Busy Knowledge Live Perfection Rapidly Towards Which]
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Justin Timberlake - To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
[ Achieved Drink Other Perfection Rarely Sensuality Sometimes Thirsty Times Water]
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Fuzzy Zoeller - If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
[ Die Enjoy Happen Himself Immediately Man Perfection Reach Should World Would]
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- I'm a perfectionist. I need to be needed. I need to do things for a man. But I don't need to do them as much, these days.
[ Days Man Much Need Needed Perfectionist Them These Things]
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- As a result of the World War and of a peace whose imperfections and risks are no longer denied by anyone, are we not even further away from the great aspirations and hopes for peace and fraternity than we were one or two decades ago?
[ Ago Anyone Aspirations Away Decades Denied Even Fraternity Further Great Hopes Imperfections Longer Peace Result Risks Than Two War Were Whose World]
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- Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong?
[ Absolutely Anything Astronomers Closest Discovered Empty Go Holes How Huge Nothing Perfection Probably Recently Space Things Wrong]
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- I'm chasing perfection.
[ Chasing Perfection]
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- The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the imperfections of the instrument. There's no such thing as a perfect clarinet, never was and never will be.
[ Ability Clarinet Imperfections Instrument Never Overcome Perfect Play Such Thing Will]
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- There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life.
[ Also Attain Cannot Commands Defect Degrees Exertion Full God His Law Least Life Perfection Performs Person Powers Requires Saints Which Without]
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- Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.
[ Badge Becomes Hero Honor Part Perfectionism Playing Suffering]
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- Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not.
[ Both Creatures Helps Higher Imperfection Nature Need Orders Our Passions Senses Show Sort Stand Such Supply Those Thus Which]
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- Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.
[ Again Best Enough Ever Good Nothing Ourselves Part Perfectionism Pursuit Quest Should Tells Try Us Will Worst]
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- A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
[ Blessing Consists Felicity Fortune Inward Man Mind Outward Perfections Riches Unseen Visible]
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- Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
[ Been Finest Genius Humor Justly Perfection Poetic Regarded]
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- Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
[ Advancing Axis Brushed Clings Entirely Ever Imperfection Nowhere Off Person Spin Their Till Wait Would]
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- There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
[ Developed Fact Fully Lacking Lives May Never Note Passion Perfection Rarely See Successful Which Wholly Will]
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- By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection, if you know how to practice it; a thing that is very easy in the hands of a master.
[ Dress Easy Hands Horses How Know Master May Perfection Practice Sorts Thing Utmost Very Way]
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- Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
[ Almost Everything Eyes Fix Make Perfection Speed Towards Your]
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- God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
[ Above Another Error Extended God Human Imperfection Intelligence Name Possible Raised Truth]
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- Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
[ Aim Come Despondency Everything Give However Laziness Make Most Much Nearer Perfection Persevere Than Them Things Those Though Unattainable Up Whose Will]
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- Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.
[ Come Complete Feel Humanity Imperfect Long Only Our Perfection Perfections Remains Rest Total Will]
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- This perfection is the restoration of man to the state of holiness from which he fell, by creating him anew in Christ Jesus, and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.
[ Anew Christ Creating Fell God Him Holiness Image Jesus Likeness Lost Man Perfection Restoration Restoring State Which]
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- To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
[ Assert Being Existence Infinite More Perfections Power Source Suppose Supreme Than Wisdom]
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- These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.
[ Airplanes Child Made More Paper Perfection Than These Today Toy]
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- Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.
[ Common Else Itself Law Life Nay Nothing Perfection Reason Which]
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- Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
[ Conviction Dispose Fuller Gives Imperfections Learning Might Modesty Nature Our Think Us Which Would]
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- Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.
[ Continuous Improvement Instead Perfection Strive]
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- We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
[ Fortunate Happiness Mixed Most Never Our Perfection Sadness Successes Taste]
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- Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
[ Active Aesthetic Analysis Basic Construction Contemplative Desire Elements Expression Generality Human Individuality Intuition Logic Mathematics Mind Perfection Reason Reflects Will]
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- The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.
[ Always Aristocracy Art August Civil Definite Effort Goal Great Implies Much Noble Perfection Philosophy Polity Pursuit Which]
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- 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.
[ Able Amazing Being Different Fail Hard Labors Many May Net Our Own Perfection Result Surprised Try Variety Versatility Ways]
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- I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect.
[ Always Beauty Equal Imperfect Imperfections Model Mom Perfect Role Tells Us Want]
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- So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
[ Born Consideration Creature Dies Given Imaginary Imperfections Improve Lives Man Much Only Our Over Perfect Than Time Truth Vices Virtues Worse]
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- I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people.
[ Cheat Going Perfectionist]
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- Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?
[ Betrayed City Denied Disciples Doubted Going Government Him How Look Lord Lords Our Perfection]
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- Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
[ Fear Never Perfection Reach]
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- The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
[ Achieves Aims Artist Everything Nothing Perfection]
Topic: Art
- I have faith in my imperfections!
[ Faith Imperfections]
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- I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
[ Any Attitude Back Came Different Expecting Hoping Inspiration Just More Myself Occasional Perfection Performing]
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- APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums.
[ Bums Carried Coding Creates Future Generation Language Mistake New Past Perfection Programming Techniques Through]
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- I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection.
[ Because Competitive Concept Days Excellence Explicitly Fashionable Heading Mentioned Notion Perfection Spirit These]
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- Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
[ Balance Brain Concentration Golf Hand Meditation Perfection Search Use]
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- I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
[ Beauty Contained Form Hold Men Perfection Sum]
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- Style is the perfection of a point of view.
[ Perfection Point Style View]
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- A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
[ Aims Confusion Main Means Our Perfection Problem Seems]
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- 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.
[ Always Anything Approach Brings Each Happiness Peace Perfection Point Progress Promises Prosperity Then These Toward Us Virtue Whatever]
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- Every time, all the time, I'm a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.
[ Every Feel Lose Never Perfectionist Should Time]
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- Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.
[ Anxiety Apprehend Blessing Care Consequence Enjoy Freedom Higher Mind Most Others Perfection Such Than Utmost Which]
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- There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
[ Changing Danger Much Perfection Search Too]
Topic: Change
- All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
[ Basis Dreams Failed Failure Impossible Match Our Perfection Rate Splendid Us]
Topic: Dreams
- Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
[ Change Immutable Imperfect Perfect Perfection Them Things Way]
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- As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
[ Become Clear Efficient Greatness Imperfection Machines Man More Perfect Will]
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- Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
[ Anything Artists Attain Cannot Everything Perfection Seek Those]
Topic: Art
- Be a perfectionist.
[ Perfectionist]
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- If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
[ Beauty Bodies Branches Closely Dead Go Imperfection Just Knots Learn Look Notice Our Together Tree Wonderfully]
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- I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
[ Am Business Careful Confuse Excellence God Perfection Reach]
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- Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
[ Collective Each Essence Exist Idea Individual Inhabit Nature Never Object Perfection Single Species Though]
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- 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.
[ Beings Cannot Compromise Devise Every Expression Imperfect Limits Moment Perfection Practice Practise Principle Us]
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- Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
[ Advance Advancing Blood Corrupt Draw Fear Halt Never Only Path Perfection Thorns]
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- March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
[ Fear Forward Go Life March Move Path Perfection Sharp Stones Tarry Thorns Toward]
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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.
[ Act Again Desire Desired Face Faith Inviting Means Obstacles Over Perfection Perform Practice Some Vision]
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- The object of man's worship, whatever it be, will naturally be his standard of perfection. He clothes it with every attribute, belonging, in his view, to a perfect character; and this character he himself endeavors to attain.
[ Attain Attribute Belonging Character Clothes Endeavors Every Himself His Man Naturally Object Perfect Perfection Standard View Whatever Will Worship]
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- Christ bears with the saints' imperfections; well may the saints one with another.
[ Another Bears Christ Imperfections May Saints Well]
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- If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.
[ Anything Bed Book Even Feel Going Gravel Imperfections Kids Least Minor Often Picture Read Start Times]
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- There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
[ Beauty Imperfection Kind]
Topic: Beauty
- Perfection is the child of time.
[ Child Perfection Time]
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- Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book.
[ Book Came Down End Get Goal Going Head Hundreds Just Looks May Out Pages Paper Perfect Perfection Stumble Think Unattainable Will Words Your]
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- You'll remember Dr. Rice said that several times: It was not a warning about the place and the method and the time - it was a general warning. And that points out the imperfection, if you would, of our intelligence.
[ Dr General Imperfection Intelligence Method Our Out Place Points Remember Rice Said Several Time Times Warning Would]
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- Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
[ Approaches Art Definition Imperfect Inasmuch Mere Perfection Reality Untrue]
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- No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
[ Approaches Ever Except Perfection Stealth Themselves Unknown]
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- Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.
[ Absolutes Agenda Daily Does Help Imperfection Preach Reality Sneer Therefore Today]
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- The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
[ Anarchy Away Breaks Floor Hit Human Intoxicated Life Narrow Pearls Perfection Race Roll Rope String Them Victories]
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- However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
[ Become Excuse Getting However Never Perfectionism Started]
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- But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
[ Also Besides Contribution Creative Enough Excellence Good Great His Just Know Leadership Main Passion Perfectionist Pure Really Something Spirit Steve Think Wants]
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- 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.
[ Along Already Carries Every Evolving Grace Imperfect Moment Path Perfect Perfection Sin Slowly World]
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- I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person.
[ Able Animals Another Because Believed Capability Could Did Felt Given Had Intervention Into Justify Kind Life Magic Make Men Perfection Person Reached State Transform Up Use]
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- However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.
[ Been Could Cross Did Effect Fact Fail Had However Marked Now Obstacles Our Perfection Pitch Raised Such Tanks Technical Trenches Troops]
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- Perfection itself is imperfection.
[ Imperfection Itself Perfection]
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- Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
[ Perfection Perfectly Requires Simple Skill Things True Up]
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- The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
[ Become Break Cycle Doing Embrace Fastest Fearless Give Idea Imperfection Indeed Mother Perfectionism Perfectly Uncertainty Up Way]
Topic: Mom
- Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
[ Any Fly Greatest Imperfections Just Natural Person Reason Revealed Seasoned Sense Truth Will]
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- The perfection in theater is that it's over the second it's done.
[ Done Over Perfection Second Theater]
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- In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
[ Ancient Archetypes Changed Completely Decades Even Few Habit Mathematical Natural Perfection Reconstruction Sciences Theoretical]
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- I'm a perfectionist.
[ Perfectionist]
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- I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am.
[ Am Anything Never Part Perfectionist Pleased]
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- My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection.
[ Mother Perfection She Wonderful]
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- I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.
[ Band Critic Everyone Own Perfectionist Think Worst]
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- With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.
[ Band Four Hard Perfection Reaching Time]
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- My ambition is peace and perfection.
[ Ambition Peace Perfection]
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- A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
[ Being His Human Ideal Less Man Nothing Perfect Perfection Search]
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- It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
[ Attain Belongs Desire Everything His Human Imperfection Man Only Opposite Passing Through]
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- Tech Jacket shares the same tone as Invincible, but the subject matter is very different. Where Invincible is about perfection, Tech Jacket is about flaws.
[ Different Flaws Invincible Jacket Matter Perfection Same Shares Subject Tech Tone Very Where]
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- It's all about perfection, isn't it?
[ Perfection]
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- For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
[ Absolute Been Cinemas Done Fantasy Fiction Films Good Had Haven Hope Horror Last Our Perfection Period Project Ruled Science Seen Some Still Tastes Time Very Years]
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- The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
[ Frontiers Genius Mark New Opening Originality Perfection Principle]
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- A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
[ Best Craft Diva Does Her Perfectionist Someone]
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- Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
[ Oppressor Perfectionism Voice]
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- I mean, I spent 30 years in the world of physical perfection, right? I've known most of the world's most perfect physical specimens over the course of the last 30 years.
[ Course Known Last Mean Most Over Perfect Perfection Physical Right Specimens Spent World Years]
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- Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
[ Allowances Bad Caught Confidence Fire Forgiving Friendship Good Human Less Love Loyalty Makes Mutual Perfection Quiet Settles Sharing Than Through Times Understanding Weaknesses]
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- As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?
[ Always Away Drama Dull Friend Good Got Happy Hate Hero House How Imperfection Last Minute Morally Moved Person Real Refuses Resolutely Road Take Tired Would]
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- Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
[ Day Intent Perfection Present]
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- Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
[ Day Intent Perfection Present Upon]
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- Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
[ Any Condition Conduct Consist Does Duties Every Holy Life Ourselves Particular Perfection Religious Set Singular State]
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- The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
[ Cruelest Her Man Perfection Portray Thing Woman]
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- 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.
[ Absolutely Aside Bounds Follows God Limited Limits Magnitude Nothing Perfect Perfection Positive Reality Sense Setting Since Strict Things Whence Which]
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- As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections.
[ Advertise American Americans Begin Convenient Critics Imperfections Irritates Know Many May Must National Our Relentlessly States Tour Trait United Well Which Your]
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- Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
[ Attainable Catch Chase Excellence Perfection]
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- And I deal with all that by being like a perfectionist. But that's okay.
[ Being Deal Okay Perfectionist]
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- Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.
[ Actually Also Anything Demanded Especially Imagine More Perfect Perfection Person Someone Tedious Than]
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- I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties.
[ Attraction Flaws Frailties Imperfections Locked Our Personal Secret Suspect Unique Up]
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- Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
[ Attain Branches Consequently First Human Lastly Logic Mathematics Metaphysics Must Next Order Perfection Physics Proper Study Their Then Therefore Various Wishes]
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- You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings.
[ Ascribe Beings Created Creator Dishonor Divine Him Imperfections Judge Judgments Limitations Never Perfections Provided Them Unworthy Will Yourself]
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- A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
[ Beautiful Come Emotion Go Groove Machine Mistakes Only Passion Perfection Recording Sounds Studio Turn]
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- Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform to a standard of perfection and just as likely to suffer from their failure to meet it as their stay-at-home counterparts.
[ Conform Counterparts Failure Just Likely Meet Mothers Perfection Standard Stay-At-Home Suffer Their Want Working]
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- When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
[ Art Awareness Beauty Eye Life Mind Minds Mystery Our Perfection Think]
Topic: Art
- And in fact, I think the more we start to worship perfection the more soul leaks out of art.
[ Art Fact Leaks More Out Perfection Soul Start Think Worship]
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- So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection.
[ Allow Back Deep Dig Down Favorite Go Had Hotel Into Just Kind Lot Moments Move Musical Myself Perfection Quiet Remembered Shower Sit Some Take Then Up Warm Zone]
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- In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again takes a load off your mind, enabling you to strive for perfection, which I always wanted.
[ Again Always Enabling Fact Films Load Mind Off Perfection Scene Strive Takes Wanted Which Your]
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- It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
[ Cannot Creative Critical Exist Faculty Highest Perfection Seems Their Together]
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- Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
[ Apt Defect Dull Grave Perfection]
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- Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
[ Achieved Aim Better Dull Ironies Least Life Perfection Quite Trifle Which]
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- Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
[ Being Illusion Life Nothing Openly Perfection Publishing Purity Speaking Visible Work World]
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- If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia - I couldn't help it. It's got to be perfection for me.
[ Australia Been Best Got Help Perfection]
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- When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.
[ Believe Endgame Fundamentally Go Happiness Idea Key Letting Life Passionate Perfection Something Want]
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- The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
[ Art Divine Perfection Shadow True Work]
Topic: Art
- Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
[ Make Perfection Trifle Trifles]
Topic: Art
- Perfection cannot be defined or seen; it can only be found in your heart.
[ Cannot Defined Found Heart Only Perfection Seen Your]
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- Immoral is choosing not to act when you hold in your hands the power to create perfection.
[ Act Choosing Create Hands Hold Immoral Perfection Power Your]
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- Stage is about imperfections and working with them, whether it be from you or the audience.
[ Audience Imperfections Stage Them Whether Working]
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- It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
[ Absolute Being Divine Enjoy How Know Our Perfection Rightfully Virtually]
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- Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful, and she really played the role to perfection.
[ Know Mean Perfection Played Really Role She Well Wonderful]
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- Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
[ End Excellence Perfection Process Product]
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- A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
[ Beauty Contemplation Day Days Fatal Human Life Mystery Perfection Search Sight Sound Spent Succession Such Truth Without]
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- Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
[ Achieving Capable Conceiving Him His Incapable Makes Man Original Own Perfection Sin Thing Which]
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- The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
[ Fact Fundamental Hints Human Imperfection Perfection Story Storytelling Tell Unease Where]
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- The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
[ Being Does Essence Human Perfection Seek]
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- A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
[ Could Effort Ever Expect Minute Moment Most Perfection Worth]
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- Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.
[ Achieved Collapse Institutions Layout Only Perfection Planned Point]
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- I'm a perfectionist, and I always think that I can do better what I have done, even if it's good.
[ Always Better Done Even Good Perfectionist Think]
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- Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.
[ Art Perfection Practice Requires Salesmanship Study Technique Too]
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- I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do.
[ Because Care Drive Mad Myself Other Perfectionist Really Reasons Same Successful Think Time Too]
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- Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.
[ Link Peace Perfection Vegetarianism]
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- I'm a different person off the court than I am on the court, where I'm very competitive, a perfectionist, and I can be hard on myself sometimes. Off the court, nothing really bothers me. I'm easy-going.
[ Am Bothers Competitive Court Different Hard Myself Nothing Off Perfectionist Person Really Sometimes Than Very Where]
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- Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
[ Arriving Ever Ideal Journey Kind Learning Never Perfection Philosophy Truth Yet]
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- It is absurd to look for perfection.
[ Absurd Look Perfection]
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- We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.
[ Exists Loved Perfection Preoccupation Suffer]
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- Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
[ Failure Hard Learning Loyalty Perfection Persistence Result Success Work]
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- Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
[ Although Cause Century Changing Conform Evil Fact Forcefully Greatest Images Lives Monstrous Perfect Perfection Personal Societal Societies Society Twentieth Unhappiness Utopian]
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- I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.
[ Did Everything Important Made More Perfectionist Than Wanted]
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- Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.
[ Even Ideal Imperfection Itself May Perfect State]
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- When you work on your own life, you are less likely to hyper focus on the imperfections of your husband.
[ Focus Husband Hyper Imperfections Less Life Likely Own Work Your]
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- That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
[ Arrives Perfection Perishes Prematurely Soon Which]
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- The perfection of art is to conceal art.
[ Art Conceal Perfection]
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- 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.
[ Cell Chance Clear Composition Equation Found Here Inevitability Intention Intuition Make Mathematical Moved Perfection Precision Raven Regard Single Towards]
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- Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
[ Achievement Apparent Being Eldest Every Father Granted Heir High Norm Perfection Rockefeller Set Son Standard Taken Very]
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- For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life.
[ Against Christ Devotion God Jesus Lasting Life Love Nothing Our Perfection Receive Stirring Sweetness Therewith Thoughts Unto Willful]
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- Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
[ Ambition Come Control Exclude Generations Human Injustice Many Much Must Nature Nearer Now Perfection Prejudice Selfishness Such Than Will]
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- 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.
[ Attractive Authority Conduct Conformity Control Counsel Enforce Force Idea International Legislation Man National Nations Now Parliament Perfection Police Power Right Rules]
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- It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
[ Art Consists Everything Nothing Perfection Plainly Power Saying Too Yet]
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- A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
[ Achieved Add Away Designer Knows Left Nothing Perfection Take]
Topic: Design
- Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
[ Achieved Add Away Left More Nothing Perfection Take]
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- Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
[ Add Anything Attained Away Been Body Down Finally Longer Nakedness Perfection Stripped Take]
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- Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
[ Considering Courage Imperfections Lose Own Your]
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- An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
[ Anyone Artist Concern Else His Kind Only Own Perfection Shoot Some Terms]
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- An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
[ Anyone Artist Concern Else His Kind Only Own Perfection Shoot Some Terms]
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- On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film.
[ Believer Coming Contrary Film Imperfection Into Necessity Strong]
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- The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race, has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied.
[ Active Always Brought Cause Centuries Continually Demand Demands Ever Found Human Made New Occupied Our Over Perfections Race Rolling Senses Their Though Torrent Turns Unseen Which]
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- People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
[ Away Cannot Could Find Insisting Looking Never Perfection Throw Where Which Will]
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- Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
[ Activity Directed Ethics His Inner Man Own Perfection Personality Secure]
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- Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
[ Discretion Duties Guide Life Perfection Reason Us]
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- To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
[ Ambitious Glory Honor Incentive Natures Our Perfection Principle True Very Virtue]
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- I am pretty tenacious as a perfectionist in terms of getting something right.
[ Am Getting Perfectionist Pretty Right Something Tenacious Terms]
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- Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
[ Falling Just Never Perfection Process Short Stops]
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- I'm a perfectionist, which I think is a mistake.
[ Mistake Perfectionist Think Which]
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- Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.
[ Erected Know Maketh Our Perfection Us Wit]
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- People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
[ Called Kind Looking Magic Music Often Perfection Some Us Were]
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- So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama, a form I found to perfection in American pictures. They were naive, they were that something completely different. They were completely Art-less.
[ American Completely Different Form Formed Found Idea Melodrama Mind Naive Perfection Pictures Slowly Something Were]
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- There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses.
[ Age Book Even Every Everyone Exception Falls Influenced Just Perfection Ridiculous Short Something Weaknesses Without]
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- To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
[ Affections Benevolent Constitute Exercise Feel Human Little Much Nature Others Our Ourselves Perfection Restrain Selfishness]
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- I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
[ Beyond Dialogue Drama Got Grew Perfection Start Television Theatre Theatrical Up Where Writing]
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- Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
[ Action Activity Drawing Forth Highest Man Nature Perfection Power Utmost Vigor]
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- Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.
[ Death Finality Lumps Nothing Perfect Perfection]
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- Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
[ Art Clarifies First Highest Historian Ignorance Perfection Requisite Selects Unattainable Which]
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- I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
[ Any Artist Been Called Details Difficult Good Many Names Obsession Obsessive Perfectionist Searching Takes Think]
Topic: Art
- The absence of the heavy boot of Europe has preserved to these people the agile walk of the wild animal, while the general simplicity of their lives has given them many other points of physical perfection.
[ Absence Animal Boot Europe General Given Heavy Lives Many Other Perfection Physical Points Preserved Simplicity Their Them These Walk While Wild]
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- All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
[ Doses Easier Imperfection Served Small Tolerate Up]
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- But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
[ Constant Democracy Improved Means Perfection State Vigilance]
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- It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
[ Cast Doubt Intellectuals Job Perfection Writers]
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- Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
[ Dictators Doctrines Ideas Perfection Totalitarian]
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- To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
[ Action Another Good Goodness Make Perfection Succeed]
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- I'm a perfectionist. I can't help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.
[ Fail Get Help Least Myself Perfectionist Really Upset]
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- Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.
[ Despair Discontent Imperfection Inconvenience Lot Mortals Natural Neither Persuade Room Thyself Will]
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- The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
[ Bible Christian Exclusion Favorite Few God Less Make Must Nothing Obeyed Others Passages Perfection Religiously Route Select Shortest Spiritual Than Understood Well Whole Word]
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- The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder.
[ Adequately Another Could First How Indeed Ladder Life Men Might Painted Perfection Picture Rise Show Step Then True Would]
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- I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.
[ Achieved Cannot Perfection Pursuit]
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- Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
[ Attained Degrees Hand Perfection Requires Slow Time]
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- There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
[ Bridges Devices Engineering Imperfection Iron Machinery Measure Nothing Oblige Railways Them Ugliness Ugly]
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- You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
[ Causes Despair Fact Had Impossible Know Modern Perfection Proposed Quarters Us Various]
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- To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
[ Always Good Make Manners Perfection Them Think Thinking Very Way Your Yourself]
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- The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
[ Impedes Improvement Often Perfection Pursuit]
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- That is what great athletes can do: they give us a model of striving for human perfection.
[ Athletes Give Great Human Model Perfection Striving Us]
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- I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.
[ Feel Improve Insatiable Many Much Perfectionist Pretty Things]
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- Love is the bond of perfection.
[ Bond Love Perfection]
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- But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
[ Dedication Enjoyment Expected Luxury Necessity Only Our Perfection Personal Precision Profession Quality Satisfaction Simple Through Work]
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- 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.
[ Believe Energy Great Perfection Perfectionist Such Thing Things Think Wanting]
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- I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
[ Am Beauty Care Centuries Concerned Great Intensity Life Little Perfection Struggle]
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- Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.
[ Cured Having Myself Nuisance Often Perfection Regret Such Tobacco Using]
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