Monday, May 02, 2005

Perfection Quotes

  ~Henry van Dyke Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands.  But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.  ~Carl Schurz, address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1859 Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.  ~Confucius, Analects The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.  ~Author Unknown When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.  ~George Fisher Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence.  ~Rosalynn Carter There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions.  ~Pen Densham, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues.  You can't separate them.  They're wedded.  ~Henry Miller Does 'anal-retentive' have a hyphen?  ~Alison Bechdel, 1990 Dykes to Watch Out For calendar  (Thank you, Chelsea.) The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four.  Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.  ~Winston Churchill Always l


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