Quote by Broderick Crawford
My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother.
This quote suggests that the speaker's father had a realistic perception that nobody, including the speaker's mother, could attain perfection. It implies that the father recognized and accepted imperfection as a part of human nature. It highlights the importance of having realistic expectations and understanding that flaws and shortcomings are inherent in everyone, including those close to us.
Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest, just as personal interest is always in contradiction with the general interest. Good for society, our laws are very bad for the individuals whereof it is composed; for, if they one time protect the individual, they hinder, trouble, fetter him for three quarters of his life.