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By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young.
Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
J. B. Priestley
I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
Frederick the Great
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'
Marilyn vos Savant
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
God is the perfect poet.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
A. E. Housman
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable.
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
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