The full perfection of Keswick consists of three circumstances, beauty , horror , and immensity united…But to give you a complete idea of these three perfections, as they are joined in Keswick, would require the united powers of Claude , Salvator , and Poussin . The first should throw his delicate sunshine over the cultivated vales, the scattered cots, the groves, the lake, and wooded islands. The second should dash out the horror of the rugged cliffs, the steeps, the hanging woods, and foaming waterfalls; while the grand pencil of Poussin should crown the whole with the majesty of the impending mountains.
Endless Perfections after all conspire,And to adore excite and to admire;But to plain Minds the Plainest Pow'r AboveIs Native Goodness to attract our Love;Centre of all Its various Pow'r and SkillIs One Divine, Immutable Good Will.john byrom
For I could tell you a story which is true;I know a lady with a terrible tongue,Blear eyes fallen from blue,All her Perfections tarnished—and yet it is not longSince she was lovelier than any of you.john crowe ransom
Was never eie did see that face,Was never eare did heare that tong,Was never minde did minde his grace,That ever thought the travell long;But eies and eares and ev'ry thoughtWere with his sweete Perfections caught.mathew roydon
Les jeunes filles se créent souvent de nobles, de ravissantes images, des figures tout idéales, et se forgent des idées chimériques sur les hommes, sur les sentiments, sur le monde; puis elles attribuent innocemment à un caractère les Perfections qu'elles ont rêvées, et s'y confient.honoré de balzac
It is not that love sometimes makes mistakes, but that it is, essentially, a mistake. We fall in love when our imagination projects nonexistent Perfections on to another person. One day the phantasmagoria vanishes, and with it love dies.samuel r. delany
The power of thought is the light of knowledge, the power of will is the energy of character, the power of heart is love. Reason, love and power of will are Perfections of man.
I call "crystallization" that action of the mind that discovers fresh Perfections in its beloved at every turn of events.stendhal
Was never eie did see that face, Was never eare did heare that tong, Was never minde did minde his grace, That ever thought the travell long, But eies and eares and ev'ry thought Were with his sweete Perfections caught.
Among thousands of men hardly one strives after Perfections; among those who strive hardly one knows Me in truth.
Meekness is the grace which, from beneath God's footstool, lifts up a candid and confiding eye, accepting God's smile of Fatherly affection, and adoring those Perfections which it cannot comprehend.
When thinking of God , when beholding His glorious Perfections, when rejoicing in the perfection of His government, and in the excellence of His designs, the humble heart adopts the language of Job : " I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth Thee: wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."
Aristotle was the first accurate critic and truest judge nay, the greatest philosopher the world ever had; for he noted the vices of all knowledges, in all creatures, and out of many men's Perfections in a science he formed still one Art.Ben Jonson
Perfections of means and confusion of goals seem in my opinion to characterize our age.Albert Einstein