The function of perfection – to make one know one’s imperfection.
There is a tricycle in man. He knows, he feels and acts. He has emotion, intellect and will. He must develop head, heart and hand. He must have integral development. Then alone he can have perfection.
Perfection – An imaginary state… distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence.
All things are already complete in us. There is no greater delight than to be conscious of right within us. If one strives to treat others as he would be treated by them, he shall not fail to come near the perfect life.
Perfection – Nothing more than a complete adaptation to the environment; but the environment is constantly changing, so perfection can never be more than transitory.
There are two perfect men; one dead, and the other unborn.
Perfection is the child of time.
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it takes the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.