— Shunryu Suzuki Japanese Buddhist missionary 1904 - 1971
Not Always So, practicing the true spirit of Zen (2002), Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There (page127)
— Nicholas Sparks, buch Wie ein einziger Tag
„We are bound to those we love by their imperfections — their perfections help us to explain them to others.“
— Elizabeth Bibesco writer, actress; Romanian princess 1897 - 1945
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
James Watson: How we discovered DNA, TED talk (February 2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HgL5OFip-0
„It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Misattributed, François Fénelon, in Selections from the Writings of Fenelon: With an appendix, containing a Memoir of his Life (1829) as translated by A Lady (Eliza Lee Cabot Follen) http://books.google.com/books?id=qJ4rAAAAYAAJ, Letter 37, p. 189.
— William Howard Taft American politician, 27th President of the United States (in office from 1909 to 1913) 1857 - 1930
Address at a banquet given by the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C., May 8, 1909.; found in Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, vol. 1, chapter 7, p. 82 (1910).