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Perfection Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Perfection.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

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

Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection
of a child's toy made of paper.
- Henri Coanda

I don't believe in perfection.
I don't think there is such a thing.
But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
- Reese Witherspoon

Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform
to a standard of perfection and just as likely to suffer
from their failure to meet it as their stay-at-home counterparts.
- Melinda M. Marshall

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

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

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

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance.
It's about meditation and concentration.
You have to use hand and brain.
- Celine Dion

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

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

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

The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.
- River Phoenix

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

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

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

We never taste happiness in perfection,
our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

Perfection itself is imperfection.
- Vladimir Horowitz

The true gourmet, like the true artist,
is one of the unhappiest creatures existent.
His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks:
perfection.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

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

Love is the bond of perfection.
- John Winthrop

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

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

I'm chasing perfection.
- Kobe Bryant

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

There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed;
but you may note this fact,
that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
- Bliss Carman

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

Immoral is choosing not to act when you hold in your
hands the power to create perfection.
- Mark Crispin Miller

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
- Douglas Horton

It is in this power of saying everything,
and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
- John Ruskin

I mean, I spent 30 years in the world of physical perfection,
right? I've known most of the world's most perfect
physical specimens over the course of the last 30 years.
- Jim Lampley

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

That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

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

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
- George Will

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

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles,
some act of vision, of faith, of desire.
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
- Martha Graham

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

Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
- William Shawn

I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved:
perfection.
- Andrew Vachss

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

I am little concerned with beauty or perfection.
I don't care for the great centuries.
All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
- Emile Zola

Complete and total perfection will come about only
when we feel that our perfection is no perfections
as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.
- Sri Chinmoy

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

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

People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection,
which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
- Edith Schaeffer

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


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