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Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. Albert Schweitzer

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. Voltaire

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain. Mary Wollstonecraft

Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning. Roger Ascham

Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you. Jay-Z

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain. David Hume

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain. Doug Coupland

Wherever I go, I bring the culture with me, so that they can understand that it's attainable. I didn't do it any other way than through hip-hop. Jay-Z

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. Herbert Hoover

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools. William Alexander

And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment. Bodhidharma

I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men. Thomas Huxley

The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion. John Ruskin


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