Wearing spectacles makes men conceited, because spectacles raise them to a degree of sensual perfection which is far above the power of their own nature.
There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.
Life is not the means for the achievement of an esthetic ideal of perfection; on the contrary, the work is an ethical symbol of life.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.