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Quotations About / On: PERFECT

  • 41.
    It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan,—as portrayed by Milton.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. My Heart Laid Bare, X (1887).)
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  • 42.
    Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Stones of Venice, vol. II, ch. 6 (1853).)
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  • 43.
    The civility of no race can be perfect whilst another race is degraded.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Address Delivered in Concord on the Anniversary of the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies, August 1, 1844," Miscellanies (1883, repr. 1903).)
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  • 44.
    This is not to say that becoming a father automatically makes you a good father. Fatherhood, like marriage, is a constant struggle against your limitations and self-interests. But the urge to be a perfect father is there, because your child is a perfect gift.
    (Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son, ch. 25 (1993).)
  • 45.
    The perfect female is a higher type of human being than the perfect male: and also something much more rare.—Zoological science provides the means to support this proposition.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 265, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 377, "The Perfect Female," (1878).)
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  • 46.
    In every adult human there still lives a helpless child who is afraid of aloneness.... This would be so even if there were a possibility for perfect babies and perfect mothers.
    (Louise J. Kaplan (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, ch. 7 (1978).)
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  • 47.
    The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.
    (Frank Pittman (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist and family therapist. Man Enough, ch. 12.)
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  • 48.
    The perfect detective story cannot be written. The type of mind which can evolve the perfect problem is not the type of mind that can produce the artistic job of writing.
    (Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. author. "Twelve Notes on the Mystery Story," The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler (1976).)
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  • 49.
    A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Miss MacKenzie, vol. 2, ch. xi, London, Chapman and Hall (1865).)
  • 50.
    Trying to be a perfect feminist ... is not really a big improvement on trying to be a perfect wife, mother, and lady.
    (Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7 (1980). O'Reilly, a free-lance writer, won her first major notice with her humorous essays in Ms. magazine.)
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