Three classic quotes on perfection

“We are not to expect perfection in this world.” ~ George Washington

“Absolute perfection is almost never a feature of a system of laws.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

“I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man.” ~ Alexander Hamilton

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2 responses to “Three classic quotes on perfection

  1. Perfect would be boring but straying to far from perfection is chaos.

    • These quotes remind me of the attacks on capitalism. Liberals find the slightest flaws in a capitalist economy (as if there are any) and attack the entire system for being imperfect.

      I am reminded of what Madison said comparing the Constitution to the Articles of Confederation: “It is not necessary that the former should be perfect; it is sufficient that the latter is more imperfect.”

      Capitalism may not be perfect, but it is less imperfect than all other systems.

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