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Quotations About / On: PERFECT

  • 41.
    Wisdom, properly so called, is nothing else but this: the perfect knowledge of the truth in all matters whatsoever.
    (Thomas Hobbes (1579-1688), British philosopher. De Cive, dedication (1642).)
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  • 42.
    The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Table Talk, "On Going a Journey," (1821-1822).)
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  • 43.
    The perfect pleasure: money is neither fattening nor immoral nor illegal.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 44.
    Our cause is just. Our union is perfect.
    (John Dickinson (1732-1808), U.S. statesman, essayist. Quoted in C.J. Stillé, The Life and Times of John Dickinson, ch. 5 (1891). Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (pamphlet) (1775).)
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  • 45.
    To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Fanny, in Mansfield Park, ch. 9 (1814).)
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  • 46.
    O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Calamus: A Song of Joys," Leaves of Grass (1855).)
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  • 47.
    It is the object of learning, not only to satisfy the curiosity and perfect the spirits of ordinary men, but also to advance civilization.
    (Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Mere Literature and Other Essays, pp. 73-74, Houghton Mifflin (1896).)
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  • 48.
    There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "A Night Among the Pines," Travels With a Donkey (1879).)
  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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