is the enemy of
Inspired by and extending on:
- a quote from Epicurus:
Nothing is enough to the man to whom enough is too little.
- a quote from King Lear by Shakespeare (1606):
[S]triving to better, oft we mar what's well
- a quote from Montesquieu (1726)
Le mieux est le mortel ennemi du bien
Le meglio è l'inimico del bene
- that was cited by Voltaire (1770):
Dans ses écrits, un sage Italien
Dit que le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.
- and some lines from Richard Powers' novel The Overstory (2018)
A reporter once asked Rockefeller how much is enough. His answer: just a little bit more. And that's all we want: to eat and sleep, to stay dry and be loved, and to acquire just a little bit more. (p.564)
For more, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_is_the_enemy_of_good
Post a Comment