„We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. … That's what Christianity is.“
„Question: Do you think that there is only one Perfect Master?
Maharaj Ji: You see –- here I want to be very frank –- people come to me and ask me about this, and they say, “What is your opinion about a Perfect Master? Is there one, is there two?” I tell them my opinion that there is only one Perfect Master. Because perfectness, is one, not two, not three. So there is only one Perfect Master in this world. And because he is perfect, that’s it.. he is perfect. You just can’t divide perfect.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
1970s, From an Interview with John Wood of the Boston Globe with Guru Maharaj Ji in Newton, Massachusetts, August 3, 1973, published in And It Is Divine ~ Dec. 1973, Volume 2. Issue 2.
„We should not insist on absolute perfection of the gospel in our fellow Christians, however we may strive for it ourselves.“
— John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564
Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life (1551), Page 21.
„The perfect man of pagans was the perfection of the man there is; the perfect man of christians, the perfection of the man there isn't; the buddhists' perfect man, the perfection of not existing a man.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
The Book of Disquiet, Original: O homem perfeito do pagão era a perfeição do homem que há; o homem perfeito do cristão a perfeição do homem que não há; o homem perfeito do budista a perfeição de não haver homem. Ibid., p. 150
„Though we have not employed the arguments usually advanced by the apologists of Christianity, we have arrived by a different chain of reasoning at the same conclusion: Christianity is perfect; men are imperfect. Now, a perfect consequence cannot spring from an imperfect principle. Christianity, therefore, is not the work of men. If Christianity is not the work of man, it can have come from none but God. If it came from God, men cannot have acquired a knowledge of it except by revelation. Therefore, Christianity is a revealed religion.“
— François-René de Chateaubriand French writer, politician, diplomat and historian 1768 - 1848
Le génie du Christianisme (1802), As translated in A Cloud of Witnesses : The Greatest Men in the World for Christ and the Book (1894) by Stephen Abbott Northrop
„The biblical system of punishment is just perfect. It's perfect and we are doing nothing similar to the biblical system.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
-Edited Version- Pastor Steve Anderson interviews Dr Kent Hovind (Re-upload) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y4J7o62-w8, Youtube (January 22, 2015)
„I manage by absence. I go to the office two, three days a month, and those are the worst days for me. So the people on my team do what they want, when they want, but the results have to be perfect, crystal perfect. I cannot accept laziness or something that is not intelligent or any type of delay. If we say we will deliver a project on the 20th at 5 PM, on the 20th at 5 PM we shall blow the minds of the people we’re presenting to.“
— Philippe Starck French architect and industrial designer 1949
Starck answer to the question: "Are you a good boss?"
„I am just an ordinary human being, with two legs, two eyes, and I work, and I voluntary put myself here so that I can reveal this Knowledge to people, I think because people need it. People have forgotten what this Knowledge is. And I am just teaching them perfectness, and that’s why they called me Perfect Master. And as a matter of fact, I am Perfect Master because I can reveal them this peace. Not saying that I am bodily perfect. I’m not saying I’m... I am perfect because of this reason or that reason, but simply one reason: because I can reveal them this Knowledge, which is perfect.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
1970s, London, UK 13 July, 1973
— Philip Yancey, Soul Survivor: How My Faith Survived the Church
„We did not get everything we wanted, no. The world is not perfect now, and is that why some of us think we accomplished nothing?“
— Katharine Kerr American writer 1944
Context: Why do you think nothing concrete and lasting happened out of the 60s? Lots of people have been saying this lately, and I can't help feeling that the changes were so profound and total that no one remembers that there were changes! The 50s, my friends, happened in a different country than this one. We did not get everything we wanted, no. The world is not perfect now, and is that why some of us think we accomplished nothing? … Try to remember what life was like in the 50s. That's all I can say to that. It's the power structures that are trying to pretend that the change wasn't lasting, so they can convince people that protests and the like are futile now. But they lie. I'm glad to see that many young people aren't buying it.
— Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 132.