One thing he continually realized as he read that book: the joy, hitherto unknown to him, of believing in the possibility of attaining perfection, and in the possibility of active brotherly love among men, which Joseph Alexeevich had revealed to him.
But experience soon proved the superiority of the spider web; its perfection of shape, its lightness and elasticity, have led to its universal adoption.
But, in the words of the same article, " This application of steam has not yet arrived at such perfection as to have brought it into general use."
You can't expect all this perfection to happen without a lot of work.
Pierre, in reply, sincerely agreed with her as to Helene's perfection of manner.