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Perfection Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Perfection

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Life is not about perfection -
or a quest for perfection.
Life is about enjoying what we have -
for as long as we have it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein


 

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure
the inner perfection of his own personality.
- Albert Schweitzer

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
- Agnetha Faltskog

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
- Michelangelo

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

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.
- William Faulkner

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
- Aristotle

That is what great athletes can do: they give us a
model of striving for human perfection.
- Armstrong Williams

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality,
it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition,
it is imperfect and untrue.
- Benjamin Haydon

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all,
that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
- Richard Bach

By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection,
if you know how to practice it; a thing that is very
easy in the hands of a master.
- William Cavendish

If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia -
I couldn't help it.
It's got to be perfection for me.
- Nellie Melba

Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian -
ignorance,
which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits,
with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
- Lytton Strachey

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
- William Law

Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work,
and speaking openly about one's life,
to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
- Joyce Maynard

Perfection has to do with the end product,
but excellence has to do with the process.
- Jerry Moran

Discretion is the perfection of reason,
and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
- Walter Scott

A minute of perfection was worth the effort.
A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
- Salvador Dali

Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person,
especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.
- Hugh Mackay

Perfection is attained by slow degrees;
it requires the hand of time.
- Voltaire

In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection
of all love towards our neighbor.
- William Ames

To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good;
the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
- Richard Whately

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi

A principle is the expression of perfection,
and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection,
we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection,
but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else
is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
- Thomas Aquinas

Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.
- Kim Collins

Finality is death.
Perfection is finality.
Nothing is perfect.
There are lumps in it.
- James Stephens

Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life,
or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and
religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
- William Law

Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law
itself is nothing else but reason -
the law which is perfection of reason.
- Edward Coke

Perfection irritates as well as it attracts,
in fiction as in life.
- Louis Auchincloss

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions
on the point of collapse.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth,
and unknown to themselves.
- William Hazlitt

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world,
he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
- Josh Billings

Perfection is immutable.
But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
- Owen Feltham

Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.
- Philip Sidney

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection
of sensuality rarely achieved.
Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
- Jose Bergamin

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection;
it is a study of perfection.
- Matthew Arnold

Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
- William Ellery Channing

Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having
cured myself of using tobacco.
- Emile Zola

In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences,
the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection,
have changed habit completely!
- Edmund Husserl

Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful,
and she really played the role to perfection.
- Julianne Moore

People often called us perfectionists,
but we were not looking for perfection.
We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
- Paul Simon

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists...
in the loved one, perfection.
- Sidney Poitier

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality,
the opening of new frontiers.
- Arthur Koestler

Perfection is a trifle dull.
It is not the least of life's ironies that this,
which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
- W. Somerset Maugham

This is the very perfection of a man,
to find out his own imperfections.
- Saint Augustine

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
- Thomas Carlyle

Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its
technique requires study and practice.
- James Cash Penney

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
- Albrecht Druer

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection,
perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

And in fact, I think the more we start to worship perfection
the more soul leaks out of art.
- Kathy Mattea

The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease,
hints at human imperfection.
Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
- Ben Okri

It is absurd to look for perfection.
- Camille Pissarro

The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories,
for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the
floor when the rope breaks,
and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
- Mark Helprin

Love is the bond of perfection.
- John Winthrop

I grew up in the theatre.
It's where I got my start.
Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue
about the theatre is beyond perfection.
- Aaron Sorkin


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