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Quotations about Perfection

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds. ~ Wilt Chamberlain

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form. ~ Stanely J. Randall

The divine nature is perfection; and to be nearest to the divine nature is to be nearest to perfection. ~ Xenophon

It’s very hard to grow up in a perfect family when you’re not perfect. ~ E.L.James

Nature attains perfection, but man never does. ~ Eric Hoffer

Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection never our lot. ~ C. J. Weber

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. ~ Joseph Addison

Nothing that is complete breathes. ~ Antonio Porchia, Voces

Perfectionism is slow death. ~ Hugh Prather

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is. ~ Oscar Wilde

No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy. ~ Herbert Spencer

Have no fear of perfection— you’ll never reach it. ~ Salvador Dali

There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions. ~ Pen Densham

Where is perfection? Where I cannot reach. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

There are many lovely women, but no perfect ones. ~ Victor Hugo

When something has been perfect, there is a tendency to try hard to repeat it. ~ Edna O’Brien

Perfection is out of the question. ~ Anne Archer

To escape criticism — do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Where imperfection ceaseth, heaven begins. ~ Philip James Bailey

The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others. ~ Doug Larson

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill. ~ Doug Horton

Perfection falls not to the share of mortals. ~George Washington

There is no perfection in humanity. ~ Samuel Montagne

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art. ~ John Ruskin

Men are more unwilling to have their imperfections known than their crimes. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope

Perfection never exists in reality, but only in our dreams. ~ Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs

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

We worship perfection because we can’t have it; if we had it, we would reject it. Perfection is inhuman, because humanity is imperfect. ~ Fernando Pessoa

Perfection is the child of time. ~ Joseph Hall

Producing perfection from imperfection is, after all, the highest of art forms. ~ Frank Herbert

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

When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target. ~ George Fisher

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Waiting until everything is perfect before making a move is like waiting to start a trip until all the traffic lights are green.~ Karen Ireland

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare. ~ Rene Descartes

From the moment perfection is attained, ’tis gone. ~ Ivan Panin

If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn’t be anything for us to do. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I think seeking perfection in human affairs is a perfect way to destroy them. ~ Jaron Lanier

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. ~ George Eliot

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time. ~ Voltaire

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

Everything is perfect in the universe — even your desire to improve it. ~ Wayne Dyer

All perfection is melancholy. ~ Margaret Oliphant

The essence of man is imperfection. ~ Norman Cousins

If you’re looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find it there, expect it elsewhere. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ~ Harriet Braiker

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children. ~ Sylvia Plath

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. ~ Vince Lombardi

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~ John Wooden

A man cannot have an idea of perfection in another, which he was never sensible of in himself. ~ Sir Richard Steele

Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence. ~ Rosalynn Carter

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

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~ Buddha

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. ~ Oscar Wilde

To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. ~ Winston Churchill

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. ~ Angelique Arnauld

Perfection is an undiscovered jewel. ~ Edward Counsel

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. ~ John Henry Newman

Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. ~ Vince Lombardi

All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare. ~ Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. ~ William Faulkner

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

Only gods can safely risk perfection… it’s a dangerous thing for a man. ~ Frank Herbert

It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye, that we may always advance towards it, though we know it can never be reached. ~ Samuel Johnson

Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated. ~ J. Yahl

It is the function of perfection to make one know one’s imperfection. ~ St. Augustine

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect. ~ William Safire

Woman is most perfect when most womanly. ~ William Ewart Gladstone

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization. ~ Karen Horney

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfection. ~ Hannah Arendt

Even women are perfect at the outset. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

When everything has to be right, something isn’t. ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

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