Second, human beings were supposed to he innately good and perfectible
, while the third mistake was the belief that the "right path to salvation" was adapting oneself to Tao, the cosmic harmony.
La MEC est un guide perfectible
et en pleine evolution.
The World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks dealt heavy blows to the American liberalism that sees humankind as perfectible
and on a steady historical march toward democracy and international peace.
I think the law is perfectible
and we can improve the law.
Writing is infinitely perfectible
, so we could revise forever.
What I am advocating, of course, is the systematic demolition of one kind of optimism -- the belief that Man is naturally good, or at any rate perfectible
, and that there is virtually no limit to what Mankind can achieve if it is properly organised, in large enough units (eg, in a group with enough taxpayers in it -- say, a nation) and firmly led.
The cultural impact of treating humans as biologically perfectible
artifacts would be entirely negative.
It produced self-respecting, perfectible
, moral individuals, who came to control their animal instincts.
Some contend that by taking a bite of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, man was forever condemned to self-interested behavior, but others think he is perfectible
body: The Western ideal of male physical development.
We may concede that the commissions are neither perfect nor perfectible
, yet still believe that they add necessary elements to the administration of criminal justice.
7) If men would only disappear, say these Radical Feminists, the world wo uld be perfectible