perfection

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on excellence, perfection, and quality

PERFECTION, n. An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on belief, ideas, perfection, science, and truth

In modern times the belief that the ultimate explanation of all things was to be found in Newtonian mechanics was an adumbration of the truth that all science, as it grows towards perfection, becomes mathematical in its ideas.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on perfection, vices, and victory

I will not steal a victory. The end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, “Alexander”

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on age, confusion, goals, and perfection

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem-in my opinion-to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Out of My Later Years, chapter 14 (1950)

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