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The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is.
Caesar was very perfect, but his perfection travelled by too dangerous a road.
Don't imagine that your perfection lies in accumulating or possessing external things.
In fine, a healthy work of art is one that has both perfection and personality.
His object was to realise his own perfection as an artist, under certain conditions, and in certain forms of Art.
For an educated person's ideas of Art are drawn naturally from what Art has been, whereas the new work of art is beautiful by being what Art has never been; and to measure it by the standard of the past is to measure it by a standard on the rejection of which its real perfection depends.
It is the perfection that is inherent in every mode of life, and towards which every mode of life quickens.
There, before my ravished eye, a Cube, moving in some altogether new direction, but strictly according to Analogy, so as to make every particle of his interior pass through a new kind of Space, with a wake of its own -- shall create a still more perfect perfection than himself, with sixteen terminal Extra-solid angles, and Eight solid Cubes for his Perimeter.
In the Articulata we can commence a series with an optic nerve merely coated with pigment, and without any other mechanism; and from this low stage, numerous gradations of structure, branching off in two fundamentally different lines, can be shown to exist, until we reach a moderately high stage of perfection.
The judgments of many must unite in the work; EXPERIENCE must guide their labor; TIME must bring it to perfection, and the FEELING of inconveniences must correct the mistakes which they inevitably fall into in their first trials and experiments.
related how Sir John Herschel, having been despatched to the Cape of Good Hope for the purpose of making there some astronomical calculations, had, by means of a telescope brought to perfection by means of internal lighting, reduced the apparent distance of the moon to eighty yards
You know," said he, "what progress artillery science has made during the last few years, and what a degree of perfection firearms of every kind have reached.