Don't imagine that your perfection lies in accumulating or possessing external things.
It does not matter what he is, as long as he realises the perfection of the soul that is within him.
In fine, a healthy work of art is one that has both perfection and personality.
His object was to realise his own perfection as an artist, under certain conditions, and in certain forms of Art.
For an educated person's ideas of Art are drawn naturally from what Art has been, whereas the new work of art is beautiful by being what Art has never been; and to measure it by the standard of the past is to measure it by a standard on the rejection of which its real perfection depends.
It is the perfection that is inherent in every mode of life, and towards which every mode of life quickens.
There he is one maimed and marred; one who is not comely to look on, because Beauty is a joy; one who is not in fair raiment, because that may be a joy also: he is a beggar who has a marvellous soul; he is a leper whose soul is divine; he needs neither property nor health; he is a God realising his perfection through pain.
No one who lived in modern Russia could possibly realise his perfection except by pain.
It will be complete, and through it each man will attain to his perfection.
Nioche knew his own language, and his appealing forlornness was quite the perfection
of what the American, for vague reasons, had always associated with all elderly foreigners of the lesson-giving class.
related how Sir John Herschel, having been despatched to the Cape of Good Hope for the purpose of making there some astronomical calculations, had, by means of a telescope brought to perfection by means of internal lighting, reduced the apparent distance of the moon to eighty yards
You know," said he, "what progress artillery science has made during the last few years, and what a degree of perfection firearms of every kind have reached.
Hence, if we look at each species as descended from some other unknown form, both the parent and all the transitional varieties will generally have been exterminated by the very process of formation and perfection of the new form.
When we see any structure highly perfected for any particular habit, as the wings of a bird for flight, we should bear in mind that animals displaying early transitional grades of the structure will seldom continue to exist to the present day, for they will have been supplanted by the very process of perfection through natural selection.
In the Articulata we can commence a series with an optic nerve merely coated with pigment, and without any other mechanism; and from this low stage, numerous gradations of structure, branching off in two fundamentally different lines, can be shown to exist, until we reach a moderately high stage of perfection.