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Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I as stedfastly believe.
– Thomas Jefferson
Perfect ignorance is quiet, perfect knowledge is quiet; not so the transition from the former to the latter.
– Carlyle
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
Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.
– La Rochefoucauld
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Perfect wife is the one who knows that no man is perfect.
– Vikrant Parsai
Perfection can be achieved by no one, because perfection is achieved from faults- yet faults tear away the perfection in you.
– Mary Ross
Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education.
– Burk Hudson
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Perfection is my willingness to be less than perfect
– Greg Clowminzer
Perfection is only a standard set by the human mind as to what it desires.
– Alishia May
Perfection is the enemy of the good.
– Gustave Flaubert
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solicitude is the enemy of well-being.
– John Updike
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
– Alfred Victor Vigny
Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.
– Harold Geneen
Performing makes me feel alive
– Michael Province
Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny, he thinks he is in the world for something important and it gives him drive and confidence.
– Benjamin McLane Spock
Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
– Eric Hoffer
Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.
– Jean Genet
Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.
– Barbara Mikkelson
Perhaps each life has one sensational thought, if acted upon will bring great meaning.
– Michael R. Baer

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