imperfection

A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on challenge, choice, ethics, good, imperfection, life, names, pain, problems, struggle, trying, work, and world

We all faced painful ethical challenges before we even knew how to spell our names. There were tough choices. Tradeoffs. Confusing signals regarding how to live one's life. And here we are now, today, still struggling. Still trying to sort things out. Still trying to work our way through life effectively. About the only thing that has changed is the scope of the problem. There's more at stake now. And we're in a position, as grownups, to do a lot more-good or bad-for ourselves, our organization, our world. But we still must wrestle with our imperfect ethics.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on christ, christianity, guidance, imperfection, intelligence, jesus, knowledge, soul, teachers, and understanding

What is the Christian? Everywhere the man who, so far as he comprehends Jesus Christ, so far as he can get any knowledge of Him, is His servant - the man who makes Christ a teacher of his intelligence and the guide of his soul - the man who obeys Christ as far as he has been able to understand him. . . . I would know any man as a Christian, would rejoice to know any man as a Christian, whom Jesus would recognize as a Christian; and Jesus Christ, I am sure, in these old days recognized His followers even if they came after Him with the blindest sight, with the most imperfect recognition and acknowledgment of what He was and of what He could do.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Law of Growth

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A Quote by Owen Felltham on change, imperfection, and perfection

Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.

Owen Felltham

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on day, imperfection, knowledge, prophets, and salvation

Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on competence, imperfection, justice, learning, and perfection

We learn as much by others' failings as by their teachings. Examples of imperfection is just as useful for achieving perfection as are models of competence and perfection.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Joseph Priestly on discovery, doubt, failure, ideas, imperfection, and knowledge

In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.

Joseph Priestly (1733 - 1904)

Source: 1786

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on complaints, imperfection, and quiet

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Owen on god, imperfection, obedience, and peace

There is a state of perfect peace with God which can be attained under imperfect obedience.

John Owen

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A Quote by John Andreas Widtsoe on age, direction, eternity, existence, experience, government, imperfection, intelligence, laws, order, planning, purpose, and universe

The universe exists under a reign of eternal law, surpassing the imperfect laws of human government. Such orderliness, such domination by law, imply intelligent planning and purpose. Nothing happens of itself. Nowhere, in the age-old experience of man, has continued order been found except as the product of intelligent direction.

John Andreas Widtsoe (1872 - 1952)

Source: Science & Your Faith In God, p 297.

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A Quote by James Keller on ancestry, blindness, clarity, compassion, corruption, direction, disease, divinity, errors, experience, guidance, ignorance, imperfection, laws, manners, nature, needs, observation, prejudice, providence, reason, understanding,

Sir William Blackstone, the great English jurist, writing in his Commentaries on the Laws of England in 1769, was most explicit in emphasizing the weakness of man's nature. As he observed: ". . . if our reason were always, as in our first ancestor before his transgression, clear and perfect,unruffled by passions, unclouded by prejudice, unimpaired by disease or intemperance, the task would be pleasant and easy; we should need no other guide but this. But every man now finds the contrary in his own experience; that his reason is corrupt, and his understanding full of ignorance and error. This has given manifold occasion for the benign interposition of divine Providence, which in compassion to the frailty, the imperfection, and the blindness of human reason, hath been pleased at sundry times and in divers manners, to discover and enforce its laws by an immediate and direct revelation. The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law . . ."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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