Perfect quotes

  • Through the death of Christ on the cross making atonement for sin, we get a perfect standing before God. That is justification, and it puts us, in God's sight, back in Eden before sin entered. God looks upon us and treats us as if we had never sinned.
    -- A. C. Dixon

    #Sight #Eden #Perfect

  • 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

    #Perfect #Poetry #Understanding

  • Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Perfect #Understanding #Sometimes

  • My idea of the perfect bottom would be nice, bubbly, curvy, firm, maybe a little bit bouncy.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Nice #Ideas #Perfect

  • Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Perfect #Soldier #Gentleman

  • I love the voice - it’s the most perfect instrument ever heard. It’s God given.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Voice #Perfect #Given

  • Look at our culture. Look at the computer-enhanced people we compare ourselves to. Look at the expensive cars and trinkets we're all supposed to have. Look at how many people are wrapped up in that! Imagine how much money and worry we'd save ourselves if we stopped caring what kind of car we drove! and why do we care? perfection. But there is no such thing, is there? And if there is, then everyone is perfect in their own way, right?
    -- A.S. King

    #Caring #People #Perfect

  • How can we say nobody's perfect if there is no perfect to compare to? Perfection implies that there really is a right and wrong way to be. And what type of perfection is the best type? Moral perfection? Aesthetic? Physiological? Mental?
    -- A.S. King

    #Perfect #Way #Moral

  • You don’t have to be part of a club to know Jesus. And you don’t have to be part of a scene to know Jesus. And you don’t have to be perfect to know Jesus. You don’t even have to be semi-perfect to know Jesus. You just have to be willing, and open, and honest.
    -- Aaron Gillespie

    #Jesus #Perfect #Clubs

  • Absolute consciousness is manifest here in every circumstance of daily life because it is everywhere full and perfect. Consciousness is said to be the cause of all things because it is everywhere emergent as each manifest entity.
    -- Abhinavagupta

    #Perfect #Causes #Daily Life

  • You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made.
    -- Abiola Abrams

    #Perfect #Imperfection #Made

  • We fear our highest possibilities. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under conditions of great courage. We enjoy and even thrill to godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in such peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe, and fear before these very same possibilities.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Perfect #Thrill #Weakness

  • We fear our highest possibility. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Perfect #Glimpse #Moments

  • No human is perfect; we all have our hidden sins. Hypocrisy is to delude yourself into denying your own sins and allow arrogance to grow within you.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Perfect #Hypocrisy #Arrogance

  • Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Perfect #Islam #Changed

  • I just graduated from high school, and I was working at Blockbuster. Not only did I get into movies while I was there, but I was putting away boxes and looking at the kids on the covers. It felt like windows into these seemingly perfect lives.
    -- Adam Brody

    #School #Kids #Perfect

  • Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Perfect #Infinity #Merit

  • So perfect — I’m right where I need to be!
    -- Adam Dunn

    #Perfect #Needs

  • The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can't learn anything from being perfect.
    -- Adam Osborne

    #Encouraging #Mistake #Perfect

  • When I kicked in the first TV – a nineteen-inch Magnavox with wicker speaker panels – it felt like the most perfect thing I had done in a long time. And there's nothing like the feeling of perfection that will inspire repeated behavior.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Long #Perfect #Inspire

  • I’ve been around many girls who have been super outgoing. And a lot of times, they would say to me, “Why are you so quiet? What’s wrong with you?” And I’m like, “I don’t know. That’s just the way I am.” So if I found the perfect girl she would totally get that and say, “You’re quiet, and that’s the way I love you.
    -- Adam Young

    #Girl #Love You #Perfect

  • Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night; Lead me, O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Night #Light #Perfect

  • Nobody wants to watch perfect people.
    -- Adelaide Kane

    #People #Perfect #Watches

  • Most perfect self-understanding is the capability to directly (immediately) transcend dilemma, all problems, all seeking.
    -- Adi Da

    #Wisdom #Self #Perfect

  • What we see in history is not a transformation, a passing of one race into another, but entirely new and perfect creations, which the ever-youthful productivity of nature sends forth from the invisible realm of Hades.
    -- Adolf Bastian

    #Nature #Race #Perfect

  • It's what we live for, to be able to make great illusions. The thing about 'Entourage' is everything we do is realistic. We go to the real places, we shoot on location. We get the real people. It's a perfect marriage between fact and fiction.
    -- Adrian Grenier

    #Real #People #Perfect

  • Pomegranate Soup is glorious, daring and delightful.  I adored the Iranian sisters, Marjan, Bahar and Layla, who are looking to build a life, start a business and find love in a place so far from home. Ireland has never been more beautiful - the perfect setting for this story filled with humor, hope and possibility.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Beautiful #Home #Perfect

  • Maybe I could be Supergirl on Broadway! That would be perfect.
    -- Adrianne Palicki

    #Perfect #Would Be #Broadway

  • I would love to do Broadway. I dont think theres anything more amazing than theater. OK, Supergirl is number one. Maybe I could be Supergirl on Broadway That would be perfect.
    -- Adrianne Palicki

    #Thinking #Numbers #Perfect

  • The sight or sound of perfect things causes a certain suffering.
    -- Adrienne Monnier

    #Sight #Perfect #Suffering

  • Beauty and happiness and life are all the same and they are pervasive, unattached and abstract and they are our only concern. They are immeasurable, completely lacking in substance. They are perfect and sublime. This is the subject matter of art.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Art #Perfect #Sublime

  • I often paint tranquility. If you stop thinking and rest, then a little happiness comes into your mind. At perfect rest you are comfortable.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Thinking #Perfect #Mind

  • You can't make a perfect painting. We can see perfection in our minds. But we can't make a perfect painting.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Art #Perfect #Mind

  • Cinderella's glass shoe was the perfect size.... so why did it slip off as she ran?- It must have been to attract the attention of Prince Charming.. I don't see any other explanation
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Shoes #Glasses #Perfect

  • What is wisdom? It is the skill to achieve the perfect means by the perfect ends
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Mean #Skills #Perfect

  • You're the perfect girl', he said, rubbing his chin. 'You expect nothing.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Girl #Perfect #Expect Nothing

  • It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #People #Perfect #Addiction

  • Better take the keys and drive forever. Staying won't put these futures back together. All the perfect drugs and superheroes wouldn't be enough to bring me back to zero.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Zero #Keys #Perfect

  • The legs that I have made are far more perfect than the ones nature would have given me - my mother's side of the family have awful legs.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Mother #Perfect #Legs

  • Of course we can always imagine more perfect conditions, how it should be ideally, how everyone should behave. But it is not our task to create an ideal. It's our task to see how it is, and to learn from the world as it is. For the awakening of the heart, conditions are always good enough.
    -- Ajahn Sumedho

    #Heart #Perfect #Tasks

  • High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Our World #Agriculture #Perfect

  • Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Perfect #Waiting #Acting

  • Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect; it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Uplifting #Perfect #Enlightenment

  • Keep writing. Try to do a little bit every day, even if the result looks like crap. Getting from page four to page five is more important than spending three weeks getting page four perfect.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Writing #Perfect #Important

  • He's written some great songs. I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Song #Men #Perfect

  • The pursuit of perfection is frustrating and a waste of time, because nothing is ever perfect. The pursuit of excellence is commendable and worthwhile. Therefore strive for excellence not perfection.
    -- Alan Kulwicki

    #Perfect #Excellence #Waste

  • Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Future #Perfect #Culture

  • It is our very search, our lust for the miraculous and magical, that hides from us the truth that simply to be, simply to know I am, is already the miracle that we seek. Everything, as it is, is perfect, but you must stop seeing it as if in a mirror, as if in a dream.
    -- Albert Low

    #Dream #Mirrors #Perfect

  • Nobody is fit to rule anybody else. It is not alleged that Mankind is perfect, or that merely through his/her natural goodness (or lack of same) he/she should (or should not) be permitted to rule. Rule as such causes abuse. There are no superpeople nor privileged classes who are above 'imperfect Mankind' and are capable or entitled to rule the rest of us. Submission to slavery means surrender of life.
    -- Albert Meltzer

    #Mean #Class #Perfect

  • Why does man behave like perfect idiot? This is the problem I wish to deal with.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Men #Perfect #Wish

  • I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Mistake #Perfect #Firsts

  • We seem to live a culture that doesn't want blemishes. The vision of most beautiful models... airbrushed in order to be seen as perfect, infects our notion of how literature should be written.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Beautiful #Order #Perfect

  • Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Perfect #Trying #Problem

  • When we are no longer motivated by fear, we understand that every moment is perfect in its own way. We no longer dread what we can't control; we learn to respect the wisdom of Spirit rather than impose our will on situations. This is the path of genuine power.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Perfect #Way #Path

  • No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.
    -- Albrecht Durer

    #Taken #Men #Perfect

  • The Christian idea of a perfect heaven that is something other than a non-existence is a contradiction in terms.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Christian #Ideas #Perfect

  • If you look up 'Intelligence' in the new volumes of the Encyclopeadia Britannica, you'll find it classified under the following three heads: Intelligence, Human; Intelligence, Animal; Intelligence, Military. My stepfather's a perfect specimen of Intelligence, Military.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Military #Animal #Perfect

  • My life hasn't been perfect, yet I've never wasted my time envying anyone else. If something wasn't the best it could be - I made it better.
    -- Aleatha Romig

    #Perfect #Made #Wasted My Time

  • For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Perfect #Lust #Purpose

  • Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Perfect #Culture #Humans

  • The perfect borscht is what life should be but never is.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Perfect #Should #Borscht

  • The strength or weakness of a society depends more on the level of its spiritual life than on its level of industrialization. Neither a market economy nor even general abundance constitutes the crowning achievement of human life. If a nation's spiritual energies have been exhausted, it will not be saved from collapse by the most perfect government structure or by any industrial development. A tree with a rotten core cannot stand.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Spiritual #Government #Perfect

  • Professional people make everything look perfect, they make everything that you're wearing look great, if it's in a picture or on the runway.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #People #Perfect #Looks

  • I don't feel that comfortable being on the runway with a G-string. I shoot G-strings with Victoria's Secret, but on the runway... It's really about the moment. I work with professionals. Professional people make everything look perfect, they make everything that you're wearing look great, if it's in a picture or on the runway.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Perfect #People #Secret

  • I don't really drink sodas, but when I have popcorn or pizza I need a little. It's the perfect combination.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Perfect #Popcorn #Needs

  • The perfect life is the combination of great moments and bad ones, and under that point of view, my life is fantastic, because I’ve certainly hit more than one bump,
    -- Alex Zanardi

    #Views #Perfect #Bumps

  • To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Art #Mean #Perfect

  • Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Art #Perfect #Next Steps

  • It is not, perhaps, unreasonable to conclude, that a pure and perfect democracy is a thing not attainable by man, constituted as he is of contending elements of vice and virtue, and ever mainly influenced by the predominant principle of self-interest. It may, indeed, be confidently asserted, that there never was that government called a republic, which was not ultimately ruled by a single will, and, therefore, (however bold may seem the paradox,) virtually and substantially a monarchy.
    -- Alexander Fraser Tytler

    #Men #Self #Perfect

  • Ordinary people who know nothing of phonetics or elocution have difficulties in understanding slow speech composed of perfect sounds, while they have no difficulty in comprehending an imperfect gabble if only the accent and rhythm are natural.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Communication #Perfect #People

  • Good constitutions are formed upon a comparison of the liberty of the individual with the strength of government: If the tone of either be too high, the other will be weakened too much. It is the happiest possible mode of conciliating these objects, to institute one branch peculiarly endowed with sensibility, another with knowledge and firmness. Through the opposition and mutual control of these bodies, the government will reach, in its regular operations, the perfect balance between liberty and power.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Government #Perfect #Liberty

  • I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Work #Men #Perfect

  • I should esteem it the extreme of imprudence to prolong the precarious state of our national affairs, and to expose the Union to the jeopardy of successive experiments, in the chimerical pursuit of a perfect plan. I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man. The result of the deliberations of all collective bodies must necessarily be a compound, as well of the errors and prejudices, as of the good sense and wisdom, of the individuals of whom they are composed.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Errors #Perfect

  • The constitution of human nature" teaches us not to expect "that the persons, entrusted with the administration of the affairs of the particular members of a confederacy, will at all times be ready, with perfect good humor, and an unbiased regard to the public weal, to execute the resolutions of decrees of the general authority." "This tendency is not difficult to be accounted for," Publius argues, "It has its origin in the love of power.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Perfect #Unbiased #Administration

  • Sometimes I want to joke but my English isn't perfect. Sometimes people are wondering what I'm talking about.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Talking #People #Perfect

  • A perfect Judge will read each work of Wit With the same spirit that its author writ: Survey the Whole, nor seek slight faults to find Where nature moves, and rapture warms the mind.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Moving #Perfect #Judging

  • A perfect judge will read each word of wit with the same spirit that its author writ.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Perfect #Judging #Literature

  • A poem round and perfect as a star.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Stars #Perfect #Poetry

  • My friend is not perfect-no more than I am-and so we suit each other admirable.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Friendship #Perfect #Suits

  • I tend to like the most basic pieces with the perfect fit and fabric, like a simple tank.
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Simple #Perfect #Tanks

  • In affirming God to be supreme in all things, the classical theist describes him in a number of ways. He is perfect, loving, good, infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, timeless, transcendent, personal, immutable and immanent. But how can this be? Is it really possible to be both eternal and timeless? Immutable and immanent? Personal and at the same time transcendent?
    -- Alexander Waugh

    #Numbers #Perfect #Way

  • Charlize Theron is perfect. She holds herself with so much poise and grace. I dont know if she looks so good because she has the best body or because she has the confidence to feel comfortable in what shes wearing.
    -- Alexandra Daddario

    #Perfect #Grace #Looks

  • Yet man will never be perfect until he learns to create and destroy; he does know how to destroy, and that is half the battle.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Men #Perfect #Battle

  • I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Cutting #Perfect #Cures

  • If you place the imperfect next to the perfect, people will see the difference between the one and the other. But if you offer the imperfect alone, people are only too apt to be satisfied by it.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Differences #People #Perfect

  • Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections... nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.
    -- Algernon Sidney

    #Passion #Men #Perfect

  • In film, there's so many little things where not just the actor can blow his lines, but technically, it doesn't quite come off in the perfect way envisioned.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Blow #Perfect #Actors

  • You know those moments when everything is exactly the way it was meant to be? When you find yourself and your entire universe aligning in perfect synchronization, and you know you couldn’t possibly be more content? I was inside that very moment, and fully conscious of it.
    -- Alice Clayton

    #Perfect #Finding Yourself #Way

  • I was beginning to understand.My grandmother's love was cold because she was afraid of things;that was why everything had to be perfect.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Grandmother #Perfect #Cold

  • Who can ever say the perfect thing to the poet about his poetry?
    -- Alice Munro

    #Perfect #Poet

  • How to Commit the Perfect Murder" was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Games #Perfect #Heaven

  • Everything is already perfect. And if you can accept that everything is already perfect, the imperfection is a part of the perfection. What's to worry about?
    -- Alice Walker

    #Acceptance #Perfect #Worry

  • Growing up I used to love bands like Free and ELO and the Rolling Stones. When Robert Plant got in touch it made perfect sense to me.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Growing Up #Perfect #Rolling

  • But you're not necessarily ever going to be handed a script where you can say: it's all done and perfect
    -- Alison Lohman

    #Perfect #Done #Scripts

  • Very rarely do you have a perfect race, and it's about overcoming your mistakes in the race and remaining composed.
    -- Allen Johnson

    #Mistake #Race #Perfect

  • So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Perfect #Interesting #Want

  • Now, now, hear me out," Hamish went on. "We don't have to kidnap Garrett. Not if we kidnap the buyer." "Or distract him," Angus added. "Like the Bulgari job," Hamish said. "You mean the job that landed half the DiMarco family in a South African prison?" Kat said. Angus shrugged. "Nobody said it was perfect.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Jobs #Mean #Perfect

  • And, of course, there are the perfect day, perfect moment, perfect life dreams that come sometimes and make a person hit the snooze button for hours, trying to go back to sleep and make the perfect moments last.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Dream #Sleep #Perfect

  • The Christian philosopher has a perfect right to the point of view and prephilosophical assumptions he brings to philosophic work; the fact that these are not widely shared outside the Christian or theistic community is interesting but fundamentally irrelevant.
    -- Alvin Plantinga

    #Christian #Views #Perfect

  • A perfect method of adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.
    -- Alyce Cornyn-Selby

    #Drama #Humorous #Perfect