A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on perfection, design, simplicity, and elegance

In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Online Article

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A Quote by Lin Yutang on superiority, heart, rationality, perfection, weakness, and smoking

I am willing to allow that smoking is a moral weakness, but on the other hand, we must beware of the man without weaknesses. He is not to be trusted. He is apt to be always sober and he cannot make a single mistake. His habits are likely to be regular, his existence more mechanical and his head always maintains its supremacy over his heart. Much as I like reasonable persons, I hate completely rational beings.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

Source: The Importance Of Living

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on buddha, illustrious one, content, peace, and perfection

He wore his gown and walked along exactly like the other monks, but his face and his step, his peaceful downward glance, his peaceful downward-hanging hand, and every finger of his hand spoke of peace, spoke of completeness, sought nothing, imitated nothing, reflected a continuous quiet, an unfading light, an invulnerable peace.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Source: Siddhartha, Pages: 22

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A Quote by William Faulkner on perfection, failure, success, dreams, and impossible

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

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A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on perfection and acceptance

Everything is already perfect. And if you can accept that everything is already perfect, the imperfection is a part of the perfection. What's to worry about? [Laughs]

Alice Walker (1944 -)

Source: Shambhala Sun - May 2007, page 46

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, perfection, and wisdom

The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting. The Way has no form or sound. It’s subtle and hard to perceive. It’s like when you drink water: you know how hot or cold it is, but you can’t tell others.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

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A Quote by Walter Russell on beauty, perfection, rhythm, balance, nature, light, thought, god, balanced rhythmic interchange, fear, ugliness, failure, disease, imbalance, unbalance, health, healing, and happiness

[Beauty is] "Perfection of rhythm, balanced perfection of rhythm. Everything in Nature is expressed by rhythmic waves of light. Every thought and action is a light-wave of thought and action. If one interprets the God within one, one's thoughts and actions must be balanced rhythmic waves. Ugliness, fears, failures and diseases arise from unbalanced thoughts and actions. Therefore think beauty always if one desire vitality of body and happiness."

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on perfection and desire

Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.

Wayne Dyer

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on perfection, changing the world, and now

Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement.

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)


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A Quote by Jean Baudrillard on perfection, animals, and language

If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.

Jean Baudrillard

Source: Cool Memories, 1980-1985, Pages: 84

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