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Perfection Quotes

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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

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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming,
is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
- Matthew Arnold

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions,
but regulates them.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

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

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and
perfection of our natures,
is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
- Walter Scott

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

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

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

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

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
- George Will

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

In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again
takes a load off your mind,
enabling you to strive for perfection,
which I always wanted.
- Jessie Matthews

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

A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection.
Nothing less.
- Pir Vilayat Khan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of
its fitness for the use which it serves.
Now that use is either particular or universal.
- William Ames

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

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

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

Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing,
which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others,
and is of the utmost consequence.
- William Falconer

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

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

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.
Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
- Michael J. Fox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Love is the bond of perfection.
- John Winthrop

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

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

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

It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to
know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
- Michel de Montaigne

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence
exist in each individual of the species,
can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
- Henry Fuseli

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

The perfection in theater is that it's over the second it's done.
- William Hurt

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

With four perfectionists in the band,
we have a hard time reaching perfection.
- Adam Jones

Success is the result of perfection,
hard work,
learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
- Colin Powell


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