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Positive 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

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
- 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

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

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

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

My mother's wonderful.
To me she's perfection.
- Michael Jackson

I came back to performing with a different attitude
about performing and myself.
I wasn't expecting perfection any more,
just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
- Neil Diamond

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

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

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

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

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection.
Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path,
for they draw only corrupt blood.
- Khalil Gibran

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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

Perfection cannot be defined or seen;
it can only be found in your heart.
- Kelly Millar

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

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

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

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

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

It seems that the creative faculty and the critical
faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's all about perfection, isn't it?
- Keira Knightley

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

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

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state,
it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection.
No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
- Herman Hesse

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

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

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

The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy,
which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy,
an august civil polity or a great art.
- Ralph A. Cram

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

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

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge
is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
- Jeremy Bentham

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

Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent,
and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high,
so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
- David Rockefeller

To make one good action succeed another,
is the perfection of goodness.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

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


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