Perfection Quotes

Perfection Quotes

Perfection Quotes: A unique collection of Quotes About Perfection.

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Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. -Robert H. Schuller

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

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

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. -Alice Walker

Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality. -Friedrich Schiller

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

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

A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked Perfection. -Donald Kennedy

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

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being. -John Updike

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

The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis’. -Winston Churchill

Sometimes… when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing.

It is better to aim at perfection and miss, than to aim at imperfection and hit it -Thomas Watson

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. -George Fisher

I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything. -Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing gives a man a sense of failure so often as an overdeveloped sense of perfection. -George S. Odiorue

To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. -Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. -Robert Hillyer

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

We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are. -Miguel Ángel Ruiz

You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating. -Barbara Sher

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. -Samuel McChord Crothers

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.

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

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

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. -Dr. David M. Burns

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.

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

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection. -Conrad Hall

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

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

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

I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is…the higher achievement. -Lois McMaster Bujold

Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. - Henry Van Dyke

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

You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect. -Charlton Heston

Nothing that is complete breathes. -Antonio Porchia

To demand perfection is a sure way to be disappointed in everybody, for you will be bound to think ill of others. -Monica Fairview

Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect. -Chinese Proverb

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare. -Benedict Spinoza

Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education. -Burk Hudson

If you'd like to be good at something, the first thing to out the window is the notion of perfection. -Scott Berkun

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's. -J. D. Salinger

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

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

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. -Saint Francis de Sales

Maybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress. -Michelle Burford

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -Anna Quindlen

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