Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Nature has perfections, in order to show that she is the image of God; and defects, to show that she is only his image.
A man must be strong enough to mold the peculiarity of his imperfections into the perfection of his peculiarities.
Humanity, divine limitation; Divinity, human perfection.
He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking from the other – take it that such a one has attained Perfection.
The function of perfection – to make one know one’s imperfection.
I have no faith in human perfectibility. 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.
Every time, all the time, I’m a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.
The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
Perfection is the child of time.