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Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
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Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line.
– Dejan Stojanovic
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Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solicitude is the enemy of well-being.
– John Updike
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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
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Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
– Alfred Victor Vigny
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Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.
– Harold Geneen
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Performing makes me feel alive
– Michael Province
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Perhaps each life has one sensational thought, if acted upon will bring great meaning.
– Michael R. Baer
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Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
– Virgil
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Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.
– Dean Koontz
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Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God is himself mad.
– R. D. Laing
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Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
– Isadora Duncan
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Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
– George Eliot
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Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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perhaps I am a Lacanian because I formerly did Chinese
– Jacques Lacan
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Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
– AndrĂ© Breton
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Perhaps I am still very much of an American. That is to say, na?ve, optimistic, gullible. In the eyes of a European, what am I but an American to the core, an American who exposes his Americanism like a sore. Like it or not, I am a product of this land of plenty, a believer in superabundance, a believer in miracles.
– Henry Miller
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Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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Perhaps I'm the only crazy person in here, but I understand zero - I mean ZERO - of what you said!
– Per Bak
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Perhaps in a book review it is not out of place to note that the safety of the state depends on cultivating the imagination.
– Stephen Vizinczey
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