He that pleases himself too much with minute exactness, and submits to endure nothing in accommodations, attendance, or address below the point of perfection, will, whenever he enters the crowd of life, be harassed with innumerable distresses, from which those who have not in the same manner increased their sensations find no disturbance. His exotic […]
If 99% is good enough, then gravity will not work for 14 minutes every day.
If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.
Man only ever scores nine out of ten.
When a man says that he is perfect already, there is only one of two places for him, and that is heaven or the lunatic asylum.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Indifferent, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things.
Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished.
The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
Even if I knew nothing of the atoms, I would venture to assert on the evidence of the celestial phenomena themselves, supported by many other arguments, that the universe was certainly not created for us by divine power: it is so full of imperfections.