„Well, so be it. Nothing's perfect in life, so you have an election that's not quite perfect. Is it better than not having an election? You bet.“

Regards upcoming elections in Iraq http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2005/s1283005.htm, January 14, 2005.
2000s

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Donald Rumsfeld5
US-amerikanischer Politiker 1932

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Richard Bach Foto

„Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect.
Then be sure of one thing:
The Is has imagined it quite a bit better than you have.“

—  Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936

Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)

John Cornyn Foto

„Well, you know, that's the problem in America, we're always having elections.“

—  John Cornyn United States Senator from Texas 1952

American Morning http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0603/29/ltm.01.html (March 29, 2006)

John Perry Barlow Foto

„We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks.“

—  John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (1996)
Kontext: Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.
Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. Cyberspace does not lie within your borders.

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„Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won. So I think on that one I trump you.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

To Eric Cantor
2009
Quelle: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/14/opinion/sunday/eric-cantor-what-the-obama-presidency-looked-like-to-the-opposition.html

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„Your life doesn't get any better than your mind is: You might have wonderful friends, perfect health, a great career, and everything else you want, and you can still be miserable.“

—  Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967

Sam Harris, Taming the Mind http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/taming-the-mind (April 12, 2014)
2010s
Kontext: Your life doesn't get any better than your mind is: You might have wonderful friends, perfect health, a great career, and everything else you want, and you can still be miserable. The converse is also true: There are people who basically have nothing—who live in circumstances that you and I would do more or less anything to avoid—who are happier than we tend to be because of the character of their minds. Unfortunately, one glimpse of this truth is never enough. We have to be continually reminded of it.

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„You will never have perfect men, Plato says, till you have perfect circumstances.“

—  James Anthony Froude, buch The Nemesis of Faith

Confessions Of A Sceptic
The Nemesis of Faith (1849)
Kontext: You will never have perfect men, Plato says, till you have perfect circumstances. Perhaps a true saying! — but, till the philosopher is born who can tell us what circumstances are perfect, a sufficiently speculative one. At any rate, one finds strange enough results — often the very best coming up out of conditions the most unpromising. Such a bundle of odd contradictions we human beings are, that perhaps full as many repellent as attracting influences are acquired, before we can give our hearts to what is right.

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„Well, Foley is responsible for it, and the voters in Florida, I guess, who elected him. Maybe they should have known better.“

—  William Kristol American writer 1952

http://mediamatters.org/items/200610040006 Responding if Republican house leadership bears any responsibility for failing to properly address inappropriate emails allegedly sent by former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to an underage male congressional page. (October 4, 2006)
2000s

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„So important that you get out and vote. So important that you watch other communities, because we don't want this election stolen from us. We don't want this election stolen from us.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

Transcript of speech https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/11/donald-trump-unplugged-as-ever/ at Ambridge, Pennsylvania (October 10, 2016)
2010s, 2016, October

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„To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Winston Churchill (June 23, 1925), His complete speeches, 1897–1963, edited by Robert Rhodes James, Chelsea House ed., vol. 4 (1922–1928), p. 3706. During a debate with Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden.
Often misquoted as: To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.
Early career years (1898–1929)

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„Christianity is not so much the advent of a better doctrine as of a perfect character.“

—  Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 132.

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