counsel of perfection

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  • It is easy to be wise after the event and hard to follow any counsel of perfection. Cited from The Father of British Canada: A Chronicle of Carleton, by William Wood
  • A counsel of perfection, no doubt, but Mark wished that he had followed it. Cited from Enter Bridget, by Thomas Cobb
  • She has chosen what Catholics call the higher life-- the counsel of perfection. Cited from The Early Short Fiction, Edith Wharton #5 Part One
  • "It is not every one, my dear, who can reach such a counsel of perfection as murder." Cited from The Note-Books of Samuel Butler, Samuel Butler #14
  • The labor legislation passed in Paris reduced itself, therefore, to counsels of perfection. Cited from The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference, by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • But a counsel of perfection is easy at a study table. Cited from The Great Boer War, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • By the counsel of perfection this might well be true. Cited from The Clarion, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • That charity should begin at home may be a counsel of perfection, but in point of fact one rarely sees it applied. Cited from Ireland and the Home Rule Movement, by Michael F. J. McDonnell
  • But I suppose that's only a counsel of perfection: too hard a saying for you to understand or follow for the present. Cited from The British Barbarians, by Grant Allen
  • This has been called a counsel of perfection. Cited from Conception Control and Its Effects..., by Florence E. Barrett
  • He is a man who has listened to the Counsels of Perfection. Cited from My Friend Prospero, by Henry Harland
  • These and a few other simple principles, as they have endless applications in practice, so also may be developed in theory into counsels of perfection. Cited from Philebus, by Plato [More of Socrates]
  • You may suppose that this counsel is a counsel of perfection. Cited from Literary Taste: How to Form It, by Enoch Arnold Bennett
  • For our Lord gave the counsel of perfection to the young man who said that he had kept the commandments "from his youth." Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • To promote in every way possible the happiness of others may be a counsel of perfection, but hardly seems to offer any ground for a theory of obligation. Cited from Philebus, by Plato [More of Socrates]
  • Such an experience makes one chary about dispensing counsels of perfection to those fighting in the vortex of the world-storm. Cited from In the Claws of the German Eagle, by Albert Rhys Williams
  • No doubt this is to-day a counsel of perfection; but it indicates the goal which should be strived for. Cited from Society for Pure English, Tract 5, by Brander Matthews & Robert Bridges
  • Let us remember, then, ideals are goads and goals, counsels of perfection. Cited from Without Prejudice, by Israel Zangwill
  • The lectures themselves, notably the twelfth, are in my opinion a counsel of perfection which we should do well to follow to-day in very many respects. Cited from Letters Francis Newman, by Giberne Sieveking
  • Christianity is an historical failure -- its counsels of perfection, its command to turn the other cheek -- a farce. Cited from Children of the Ghetto, by I. Zangwill [AKA: Israel Zangwill]
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