Tell me I'm clever, tell me I'm kind. Tell me I'm talented, tell me I'm cute. Tell me I'm sensitive, graceful and wise. Tell me I'm perfect – but tell me the truth.
God is the perfect poet, Who in his person acts his own creations.Robert Browning
Let woman share the rights and she will emulate the virtues of man, for she must grow more perfect when emancipated.
In the Philippines in those last months, it was perfect starvation. They had planned to starve us to death.frank buckles
Take Christ in with you under your yoke, and let patience have her perfect work.samuel rutherford
In the Craft the Goddess is not omnipotent. The cosmos is interesting rather than perfect, and everything is not part of some greater plan, nor is all necessarily under control.starhawk
Then Jesus spoke: "Bring here thy burden,And find in me a full release;Bring all thy sorrows, all thy longings,And take instead my perfect peace.Trying to bear thy cross alone! —Child, the mistake is all thine own."anna bartlett warner
As Eastern thought has begun to interest a significant number of people, and meditation is no longer viewed with ridicule or suspicion, mysticism is being token seriously even within the scientific community An increasing number of scientists are aware that mystical thought provides a consistent and relevant philosophical back ground to the theories of Contemporary science, a conception of the world in which the scientific discoveries of men and women can be in perfect harmony with their SpirItual aims and religious beliefs.fritjof capra
In heaven..we will not longer cry, feel sad, or face death. …Our bodies will be perfect, locked into eternal youth…ageless.paul enns
In short, the root-head turns the crab into a Darwinian cipher, a feeding machine working entirely in the parasite's service. The castrated crab can make no contribution to its own evolutionary history; its "Darwinian fitness" has become flat zero. ...But ever so carefully, for the parasite must maintain the crab in constant and perfect servitude - not draining the host enough to kill this golden goose, but not letting the crab do anything for its own Darwinian benefit.stephen jay gould
...a [literary] style can be a whole way of existing, so that you exist, for the moment, in perfect sympathy with it: you don’t read it so much as listen to it as it sweeps you along fast enough, often, to make you feel a blurred pleasure in your own speed. Often a phrase or sentence has the uncaring unconscious authority how else could you say it? that only a real style has.Randall Jarrell
The American agenda is sweeping everything before it, and although it's not perfect, the EU is better on environmental issues. It's a less rapacious form of capitalism.Ken Livingstone
Euclid 's manner of exposition, progressing relentlessly from the data to the unknown and from the hypothesis to the conclusion, is perfect for checking the argument in detail but far from being perfect for making understandable the main line of the argument.george pólya
Better, the perfect, easy discipline of the swallows dip and swoop, without east or west.gary snyder
The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul's faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue, or if there be several human excellences or virtues, in conformity with the best and most perfect among them.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.mark twain
Ours will neither be a perfect world, nor a world without disagreement and occasional violence. But it will be a world where the overwhelming majority of national leaders will consistently abide by the rule of world law, and those who won't will be dealt with effectively and with due process by the structures of that same world law.
Embarrassment is the greatest teacher, but since its lessons are exactly those we have tried hardest to conceal from ourselves, it may teach us, also, to perfect our self-deception.james richardson
What is a disease is wishing with an equal intensity what is needed and what is desirable, and suffer for not being perfect as you would suffer for not having bread. The romantic error is this wanting the moon as if there was a way to get it.
The perfect is the enemy of the good.
Well, I think you all look perfect.
My life was perfect before you came here. Me and my dad had the perfect setup, and you wrecked it!dale doback
[Ernest: Try my sock drawer. I bought some of those comedian stamps.] perfect for you, Ernie.