Every human perfection is allied to a defect into which it threatens to pass; but it is also true that every defect is allied to a perfection.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher
Parerga and Paralipomena, “Zur Ethik” (1851)

Full text. Alt trans.: "Every human perfection is linked to an error which it threatens to turn into. "

Added on 28-Jul-09 | Last updated 28-Jul-09
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